Conversio is a Brisbane-based carbon greenhouse gas measurement, reporting and verification consultancy with more than 10 years’ experience in the carbon sector helping businesses adopt sustainability practices that are tailored to their specific needs. Our expertise and experience in GHG reporting and compliance allow us to develop strategies for our clients that align with their values, goals, as well as objectives and core objectives.
“Carbon neutral certification helps us focus on necessary global mitigation goals and it is part of the whole presentation of who we are as Conversio.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Conversio was certified in November 2020.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
For us, going carbon neutral is more than being a “first” or just “netting out” our GHG emissions. It’s about engaging with clients and supply chains and demonstrating how a voluntary program has the potential to become an industry standard.
From our director Alex Stathakis having administered the National Carbon Offset Standard Carbon Neutral Program at Low Carbon Australia to working with our clients achieve their climate goals, going carbon neutral means walking the talk and leading by example.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Carbon neutral certification helps us focus on necessary global mitigation goals and it is part of the whole presentation of who we are as Conversio.
What offset projects do you support?
A power plant project in India and a Rimba Raya biodiversity reserve project in Indonesian Borneo.
Why did you choose these projects?
We have a list of due diligence requirements with respect to carbon offset location, project type, offset quality, and co-benefits, as well as additionality and ownership of GHG emission reductions. We believe that, if used responsibly, carbon offsets can help accelerate action to avert dangerous climate change. The CCB Standards help us identify land management projects that deliver benefits for climate change mitigation, for local communities and for biodiversity.
How can the community support you?
It’s not about consumers and clients supporting us, but each other. Look out for the Climate Active logo and see if there are carbon neutral alternatives for your needs and requirements. Carbon neutral certification enables us as a community to work with the system as it currently is and try to find ways to effect positive change.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Trying to avoid business travel is the biggest challenge. While a lot of our work can be performed remotely, client visits are inherent to a consultant’s work. We try to minimise the number of flights we need to take and try to take advantage of public transport wherever possible.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
Talk to other certified businesses, find out what works for them, and what doesn’t. And be prepared to learn from the verification experience and use it to improve the carbon footprint process. Hire third-party verifiers that can provide specific recommendations for improving your carbon footprint report.