t33: a ‘Carbon Neutral’ company

In the last 6 years t33 has taken care to reduce its ecologic footprint by adopting several cognitive and operational tools in order to reach its environmental sustainability objectives.
Its efforts have been mainly focused on the monitoring (through the yearly updating of a specifically dedicated emissions inventory) and on the reduction/offset of the carbon emissions directly/indirectly resulting from the company’s activities.

t33’s 2015 overall emissions consisted approximately of 46 tons CO2 equivalents. These emissions are threefold higher in respect with those registered in 2010 and they are explained by the company enlargement occurred in the recent years (the members/employees have increased from 4.5 in 2010 to 12 in 2015) and by the intensified company activities.

The typology of emissions did not change significantly during the period 2010-2015. In 2015 most of them were due to employees/members business trips (74% of the total) mainly by plane (81%) and train (18%), to employees/members commuting (16 % of the tot.) mainly by car 48%, train 43% and local bus/coach (9%) and, to a lesser extent (10% of the tot.), to natural gas, electricity and paper consumption.

In order to reach Carbon neutrality, each year t33 firstly adopts specific practices for an internal reduction of its emissions with the aim of limiting the overall emissions produced. Since t33, considering its peculiarities, has not any possibility to eliminate its emissions completely through internal green practices, it needs to rely on offsets mechanism too.
For this reason also in 2015 t33 requested 46 VER (Volontary Emissions Reductions) Credits with “IMQ_ECO” certification to the company “Polo Tecnologico per l’Energia Srl” generated by the biomass remote-heating plant located at the “Edmund Mach” Foundation in Trento Province (IT).
As a result of this transaction, all the emissions that t33 could not avoid through internal practices have been fully compensated by the VER credits acquisition making t33, also in 2015, a Carbon Neutral company.