3sixty2's carbon offsetting portfolio

We are proud to have partnered with CarbonClick - a New Zealand company making a measurable difference in the fight against climate change.

To mitigate the impact of unaided emissions, we are investing in a range of voluntary carbon offsets. Carbon offset projects prevent, reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere. Investing in these projects allows us to have an immediate and positive impact. 

Underpinning our approach is a criteria, aligned with our company values of keeping New Zealand beautiful. Which is why, half of our carbon portfolio is invested in native reforestation. See below our the projects we support, and the sustainable development goals of each project. 

50% Arawera native forest Taranaki, New Zealand

The context
Many of New Zealand’s forests have been cut down and converted to farmland. Even the forests still standing are threatened, due to the need of fertile land for agriculture. To combat this and take action on climate change, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) funds landowners to protect forests that take in carbon from the atmosphere.

The project
This project is preserving and regrowing an area of native forest in the Arawera forest block, south of Mount Taranaki. This forest was once used for farming but because of ETS funding, has since been left to grow. This forest is growing in size because a) pockets of native forest naturally self-seed and b) the landowner continue to plant new trees and trap pests.

The benefits
By working to restore this forest, biodiversity is increased in the area. As a result, native insects, frogs, reptiles and birds have a healthy habitat, while native tree species thrive. Because these trees are healthier, more carbon is taken out of the atmosphere.

Traceability

Sustainable Development Goals

13 Climate Action I  15 Life on Land

25% Sichuan Household Biogas Programme, China

The context
The rural areas in Sichuan Province are among the least developed in China. The average farmer household survives on $10USD per week. At present, there is a large amount of unused animal manure from local farms. This manure releases methane as it breaks down, which contributes to climate change.

The project
This project will provide up to one million low-income rural households with biogas digesters and efficient biogas cook stoves. These will enable households to convert pig manure into usable gas energy. This clean energy can be used for cooking, heating, or lighting instead of coal and firewood.

The benefits
Besides reducing carbon emissions, this project improves the lives of nearly 1.2 million people, creating jobs, and providing clean, affordable energy.

Traceability

Sustainable Development Goals

7 Affordable and Clean Energy I 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth I 12 Responsible Consumption and Production I 13 Climate Action 

25% Wind Power Project, India

The context 
India has faced an energy crisis for at least a decade, relying heavily on coal and oil imports to meeting it’s sharply growing energy needs. According to The Economic Times, more than 40% of households lack access to electricity.

The project
In partnership with the United Nations, this project is installing windmills throughout India, producing zero carbon, renewable electricity. Without the help of this project, these communities could not afford to invest in clean energy.

The benefits
This wind farm project has a positive economic impact on the communities involved, generating job opportunities for skilled and unskilled workers in the region. By reducing coal usage, air quality is improved, improving public health.

Traceability 

Sustainable Development Goals

3 Good Health and Well-Being I 7 Affordable and Clean Energy I 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth I 13 Climate Action