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Shipping your packets & parcels CO2 Neutral

Offsetting emissions by investing in climate protection projects

Everyday Spring and their partners cover thousands of kilometers by road and air delivering and returning your packets & parcels worldwide. Of course, we do contribute to worldwide emissions of CO2 gasses. It is at this moment not possible to completely eliminate CO2 emissions within the logistical process. However, it is possible to compensate for this pollution by investment in worthwhile sustainable projects.

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We offset our carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits, making your shipments carbon or CO2 neutral. With the purchase of certified carbon credits, we invest in climate protection projects that are proven to reduce atmospheric CO2. By doing so the 'scales are balanced' and our impact compensated.

How we offset the carbon footprint of your shipments

  • Spring has procured VCS and Gold Standard brand carbon credits 
  • Your parcels are shipped from A to B, generating CO2 emissions 
  • Based on the type of service (mail, packet, parcel), distance and means of transportation we calculate the CO2 of your shipments 
  • The calculations will then be verified by an external independent organisation (Fira Sustainability B.V.) 
  • Spring retires the carbon credits used for offsetting these shipments 
  • The carbon credit investment is used to support a windmill project in Turkey and a reforestation project in Peru 
  • All your shipments with Spring will have been made CO2 neutral, supporting your brand and the environment 

Our role in sustaining the planet

We recognise our role in sustaining our planet, for future generations to come. In 2019 Spring UK was awarded the ISO 14001 environmental standard and with our offsetting initiative we've made a first and very important step to make our shipments carbon neutral. We will not stop there – we will work with our customers and suppliers in the coming years to prevent CO2 emissions anywhere we can for a more sustainable supply chain. By working together we can make a difference, and create a better world for tomorrow.

The Spring GDS sustainability initiative is verified by Fira Sustainability Assurance:
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Climate protection projects

With the purchase of certified carbon credits we invest in climate protection projects that are proven to reduce atmospheric CO2. Learn more about these projects in Turkey and Peru.

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Rainforest and biodiversity protection in Peru

Located in the Peruvian Amazon, The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project protects a unique reservoir of biodiversity, endangered species and indigenous cultures. The Project aims to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Madre de Dios covers about 100,000 hectares of rainforest, and is about 400 km from the historic sight of Machu Picchu.  

Country: Peru
Technology: REDD+
StandardVCS CCB Gold

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Renewable energy through wind mills in Turkey

The Mut Wind Power Plant in the Mut District in Turkey creates an alternative and renewable energy source. By utilizing wind energy, the project aims to replace the grid electricity. Which is constituted of different fuel sources causing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants resulting from the traditional power generation industry. By doing so it contributes to cleaner air and the conservation of water, soil, flora and faunas.  

Country: Turkey
Technologie : Wind
StandardGold Standard