The World Land Trust
The World Land Trust is an international conservation charity (Reg. No. 1001291), based in Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. The website is www.worldlandtrust.org
Since its foundation in 1989 as the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, the World Land Trust has been working to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands, and has helped purchase and protects over 400,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife in Asia, Central and South America and the UK.
Key Patrons of the Charity are Sir David Attenborough OM CH, FRS and David Gower, OBE.
Carbon balancing through the World Land Trust meets the challenge of climate change through projects that both offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and conserve biodiversity.
More details on the World Land Trust Carbon Balanced programme are on www.carbonbalanced.org
What is Carbon Balanced Paper
Carbon Balanced put simply, is where the carbon impacts of that product or service has been estimated and an equivalent amount of carbon is either prevented from being released or is absorbed from the atmosphere. Balancing is facilitated by the World Land Trust (WLT), an ecological charity which ensures HSPG customers and their clients the peace of mind in the credibility and integrity of how carbon impacts are balanced (offset).
To derive the carbon impacts of HSPG products we have developed a product calculator with a respected leading carbon consultant, the Edinburgh Centre of Carbon Management (ECCM). This provides customers with the integrity and confidence of 3rd party verification, in the methodology and consistency in the boundaries of how we have measured the carbon impacts of our products. The impacts for Carbon Balanced Paper are measured from cradle to printer’s gate (the point where we deliver the paper). Further details can be made available on request.
Carbon Balanced Paper products
Initially, two key HSPG products, think4 and Greencoat 80, already with the highest environmental kudos, are offered as Carbon Balanced Paper as an inherent part of the products’ features and benefits. In short, the cost of carbon balancing is accounted for by the manufacturer and is included within the invoiced price of the product.
There is no additional cost. Furthermore, all HSPG products can be offered as Carbon Balanced Paper as an opt-in feature. In this case the cost of balancing is not included but will be invoiced separately as an additional invoice line per order item. Currently - priced by enquiry. The reality is carbon balancing an order is a very minor cost addition whilst adding huge value to the final client.