Carbon offsetting is used to achieve carbon neutrality. It is when an organization decides to counterbalance its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by financing environmental projects that allow for GHG reduction.
To do that, it works with a third-party organization that provides funding for recognized, approved projects, like large-scale tree-planting or the promotion of sustainable community projects.
The organization that Nutrinor works with is called Solutions Will.
In short, carbon offsets are a precious collective way to help mitigate global warming!
We’re committed to going even further.
Our trucks carry milk from farms to the dairy and from the dairy to retailers. So, naturally, they produce greenhouse gas (GHG) which have to be offset. For instance, our GHG offsets add up to about 1,300 automobiles driving from Montreal to Vancouver!
And that’s just the beginning.We also offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) our dairy plant produces.
To help quantify the GHGs we need to offset, we first identify each area where we consume energy. Whether it’s gas or electricity, the energy used by our employees to go from one place to another, or our residual waste management, we take every use of energy into account so we can accurately quantify the efforts we need to make in the future and the offsets required today.
Changing the world one milk carton at a time. Yes, we can!
Especially if everyone does their fair share.
Because every little sustainable action helps make change possible.
At Nutrinor, we’ve decided to act now by focusing on the elements we know we can change.
Does our commitment make a real difference?
Milk is a vital part of the daily lives of millions of families. So, it’s important for us to seize this opportunity and make a lasting difference. At Nutrinor, we’re doing all we can, taking every possible measure to produce quality northern milk that offers a fresh, pure taste, is the product of sustainable farming, comes in carbon-neutral containers, and is delivered to your retailer using carbon-offset transportation.
This wave of change is made up of all the little steps we’re taking together, and that’s something Nutrinor is proud to believe in.
Is it all just another way to ease our conscience?
Our transition to carbon-neutral packaging and carbon offsets aren’t simply one-off gestures. They’re part of our sustained, collective effort to change things in a real, lasting manner.
All of our actions are true to our Nutrinor Sustainable Agricultural Pact (PADN), which clearly states our environmental, economic, and social vision and the ways we’ll achieve our goals.
The PADN is also a structuring plan that unites and supports each one of our signatory members, who have jointly committed to transitioning their farms to a sustainable agricultural model, featuring specific efforts, like ethical breeding methods on our dairy farms.
For us, making the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region a leader in sustainable farming and economic growth is a real commitment. And every single one of our actions is aligned with that objective.
If we didn’t believe in it, we wouldn’t be striving to achieve it.