Terrafiniti LLP is committed to minimising the impact that its professional activities have upon the environment and to promoting sustainability to its clients. Part of our core work is to develop environmental and social sustainability in companies and organisations.
Terrafiniti LLP is a member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses that donate at least 1% of their annual revenues to environmental organisations worldwide.
Members of 1% for the Planet recognise that environmental social sustainability requires actions and activity beyond the direct influence of their organisations and that the future of their business relies upon healthy and viable societies and ecosystems.
As of September 2010, 1% for the Planet has 1,320 member companies across 38 countries, see more >>
Our sutainability commitment goes much further than compliance with environmental legislation relevant to our activities. Terrafiniti also actively works to:
Carbon offsetting has become a major and at times controversial aspect of organisational responses to the challenges of climate change. We believe that, combined with a genuine approach to minimising emissions at source, offsetting can be a valuable approach to addressing carbon impacts.
Many criticisms of off-setting focus upon its use as a means to avoid taking action to improve energy efficiency or reduce direct impacts. Terrafiniti believes that without a focus upon at source minimisation, off-setting can legitimately be seen as greenwash. This is why we see it as a "last resort", to address the emissions that remain following efficiency measures and active carbon reduction activities. In addition, there is a huge variety of off-sets available, some of which have been criticised as not leading to the development of new renewable energy production.
We believe that a responsible approach to such criticism is to off-set our residual carbon impacts through a recognised and reputable off-setting provider. At the time of writing (April 2012) we are identifying and recording our carbon emissions and are exploring offsetting through an organisation recommended by a number of leading NGOs, the Gold Standard >>