For a business that has already minimised its environmental impact as far as possible, Balance in Business offers great benefits. These are described in detail below, but here are some of the most important ones.
Forestry ‘Balance’ forestry is planted with care, grown from indigenous species, protected for its lifetime, respectful of local communities, and appropriate for the location. It supports true biodiversity rather than just ‘hitting the numbers’ of tree planting targets and CO2E equivalents, and offers a major improvement over the old (and soon to be discontinued) system of renewable energy offsets.
Balance Organisation The management of BiB’s parent, the Balance Organisation, is made up of respected environmental veterans with many years’ practical experience in improving global biodiversity.
The Balance Calculator Once a company knows its carbon footprint, it’s simple to buy the appropriate number of Balance Tonnes through this site, not only balancing emissions but supporting vital biodiversity.
Balance Tonnes Companies can choose where their trees are planted in a carbon-monitored forest, and a proportion of the planting can usually be in a site that their staff and customers can visit. The entire process is highly transparent and verifiable, and comes with full ‘Balanced’ certification.
Planting Trees Balance in Business will also plant an extra tree for each Balance Tonne, in addition to those used to balance emissions. This tree is planted specifically to increase biodiversity in locations that would not receive Carbon funding. This can be near customers, or schools, or on roadsides helping to form wildlife corridors around urban centres. Each tree is a living symbol of a particular company’s commitment to the planet and all its inhabitants.
Good business owners want to run purpose-driven, responsible businesses anyway. But now, this is becoming even more vital as investors, staff, customers and suppliers all look for evidence of environmental responsibility. They are becoming increasingly knowledgeable, and look for a deep-rooted commitment to the environment not just superficial gestures. That’s what Balance in Business provides. A business is creating balance in the environment as opposed to just offsetting its CO2.