The Planet Group is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. TPG strives to communicate our environmental commitment and efforts to our customers, staff, and our community; we continually improve over time by continually reevaluating our environmental impacts and by setting goals to reduce these impacts each year.
Carbon Neutral Office Space
In addition to encouraging telecommuting for our team, operating a paperless office, we also operate a carbon neutral office space through Bullfrog Power. Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from wind and water sources across Canada—from the waters of Newfoundland to the breezes of B.C’s mountain ranges. They inject green electricity and green natural gas onto the system to match the amount of power our business uses.
Eco Options for Every Project
We will always strive to offer eco-friendly and sustainable options when quoting on projects. However sometimes it’s not always possible for these products to fulfill a project's exact needs or budgetary constraints. For these occasions, we offer a carbon offset service where we will donate a portion of the funds towards a gold standard carbon offset project as a way to lessen the environmental impact of your project.
TPG uses the Suzuki Foundation recommended Gold Standard organization to manage our carbon offset credits and projects. Our commitment to the environment extends to our customers, our staff, and the community in which we operate. These programs will offset a minimum of 24 tonnes of carbon emission per year in addition to contributing to sustainable and ethical work initiatives.
Current Programs We Support
The project creates rural employment opportunities in filter manufacturing and distribution. Women make up 47% of Hydrologic’s staff, including 60% of top-level managers and 60% of the rural sales force. Hydrologic also works with a microfinance institution to sell filters on credit, making them affordable for more Cambodians.
By sourcing timber from primary rainforest or harvesting large-scale monoculture plantation, the timber trade has significantly depleted tropical rainforests. CO2OL Tropical Mix is looking to change that by introducing sustainable timber production while reforesting degraded pastureland with a mix of native tree species and teak. The resulting forests offer a natural habitat for native animals and plants, protect and enrich the soil, save and filter water and contribute to the mitigation of climate change.