10.11.2020

    QE joins network of leading Australian businesses with carbon neutral certification

    We are proud to announce that QE has been certified Carbon Neutral by Climate Active – joining a growing network of some of Australia’s leading businesses and brands taking important climate action.

    We have invested in an offset project that provides economic, social and environmental benefits to communities as well as reducing emissions. This is a thermal energy project in Vietnam which prevents the release of methane into the atmosphere and reduces local environmental problems such as river congestion and ecological damage.

    For our team, sustainability is not just a goal – it is a key component to providing purpose-led spaces that look after our tenants, our community and our environment.

    Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?

    QE actively seeks to leave things better than we found them. Sustainability is at our very core where we regenerate and create exemplar green office buildings for our tenants and the community. This approach future proofs our investments, providing a strong return for our investors. Therefore it was important to apply this same philosophy to our operating business by becoming carbon neutral.

    What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

    The certification is recognition of our efforts to embed carbon reduction initiatives across our operating business and to support our staff who want to feel like what they’re doing matters by working with an organisation that cares for the broader community and environment.

    What offset projects do you support?

    A rice husk thermal energy generation project in Vietnam.

    Why did you choose this project?

    QE has invested in an offset project that provides economic, social and environmental benefits to communities as well as reducing emissions, which is aligned closely to how QE approaches its property regeneration and development. The project prevents the release of methane into the atmosphere and reduces local environmental problems such as river congestion and ecological damage.

    How can consumers support you?

    Our aim is to provide continued financial security for our investors, improve the communities in which we operate and live in, and be at the forefront of sustainable business practice globally. By actively supporting like-minded organisations, consumers drive the demand for positive change.

    What advice would you give to a business considering certification?

    Certification is a process that needs to be aligned with your business vision.  At QE we want to leave things better than we found them. Therefore becoming carbon neutral is a small but important step towards continually striving towards this.

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