Morristown, NJ—PLT Health Solutions, Inc., has received Carbonfree partner designation with Carbonfund.org Foundation, a global carbon reduction and offset organization. PLT announced in a press release that it has instituted a company-wide emissions reduction program to lower its environmental impact and become carbon neutral. Part of PLT's efforts: The company is offsetting its electricity usage and shipping carbon emissions via carbon offsets generated from The Envira Amazonia Project, a tropical forest conservation initiative located in Brazil that covers nearly 500,000 acres of territory and combines conservation with community development activities. These efforts are part of a broader Sustainability platform that has been a cornerstone of the PLT business for years.
“As a company in the business of promoting health and wellness via plant-based ingredients, PLT Health Solutions understands that environmental protection, sustainable sourcing, protection of natural resources and ethical conduct are not only the right thing to do—they are also good business," said PLT COO Devin Stagg, in the release. "Without a vibrant global ecosystem, we won’t have access to the natural, botanical materials that form the foundation of our products. And without a partnership-type relationship with the communities that grow, harvest, and process these raw materials, PLT Health Solutions loses access to the indigenous knowledge and innovation that makes our ingredients relevant and special."
PLT shared that the company is engaged in several activities to reduce carbon emissions from its global operations, including:
- consolidating its international product shipments to reduce cargo emissions.
- balancing essential business travel with virtual meetings to reduce air travel emissions.
- implementing workplace initiatives such as investment in energy-efficient technologies and moving files and documentation to electronic formats to minimize paper use.
PLT also is involved in efforts to support the sustainable growing, harvesting, and processing of the raw materials that go into its ingredients as part of its PLT360 initiative. The Sustainability platform also includes People+Planet initiatives focused on promoting human health and quality of life, according to the release, as well as projects supporting the environment on both land and sea.
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"We applaud PLT Health Solutions for their commitment to mitigating climate change via neutralizing their corporate emissions,” said Eric Carlson, President of Carbonfund.org Foundation, in the release. "We are at a crucial moment for protecting the Amazonian Basin and reducing climate change, and we greatly appreciate PLT’s support toward tropical forest conservation.”
Stagg added: "Helping people live healthier and happier lives is core to PLT Health Solutions’ purpose. Beyond the ingredients that we develop and bring to market, we are continually looking to find new, creative and effective ways to do this. We are excited to be partnering with Carbonfund.org to support the transition to a clean energy future.”