We are proud to announce that Global Skills has maintained certification as carbon neutral for its entire business operations in 2022-2023.
In Nov 2021, with the support of EnergyLink Services, Global Skills became the first, and remains the only, Australian Government funded employment service to be officially Certified Carbon Neutral by Climate Active.
Climate Active, backed by The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. Certification is awarded to Australian businesses who meet rigorous requirements to achieve net zero emissions, otherwise known as carbon neutrality. To be certified carbon neutral organisations must meet the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. Broadly, this means that to achieve certification an organisation must measure emissions, reduce these where possible, offset remaining emissions and publicly report on the achievements.
Global Skills continues to keep its carbon emissions low and over the past year has invested in a cookstove project in Malawi to offset any remaining emissions. Ripple Africa has developed a simple fuel efficient cookstove which is referred to by locals as a Changu Changu Moto (Fast Fast Fire). The cookstove is made from mud bricks and mud, and the householder is taught how to make it and maintain it. Ripple Africa has provided 40,000 households with this simple technology helping save 80,000 bundles of wood per week, helping tackle deforestation. Not only does the Changu Changu Moto save wood, but it also improves the health of women and children as it produces less smoke and reduces injuries from burns.
Global Skills stands with some of the nation’s best-known organisations in taking action to ensure Australia meets its carbon reduction commitments and is well placed to grow and compete in a low emissions future.
For more information on Climate Active, go to https://www.climateactive.org.au/