Red Energy’s ongoing commitment to positive climate action has seen the business make a number of important changes to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve carbon neutral certification for its business operations.
Red Energy is owned by Snowy Hydro, which is one of the first Australian companies to offer customers reliable and renewable energy 24/7 by combining hydro, wind and solar generation.
At Red Energy’s headquarters, in the iconic Bryant and May building in Melbourne, Red Energy teams have adopted a paper-lite policy and whenever possible, they give the printer a rest and avoid using hard copy documents. They also opt for video conferencing to reduce the frequency of travel for meetings. The offices are powered by 100% GreenPower electricity and appliances and lighting have been upgraded for energy efficiency.
Red’s fleet of vehicles now includes electric and hydrogen-powered cars and staff have access to electric bikes for shorter trips. For carbon emissions that can’t yet be avoided, Red has purchased Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs). In calculating its carbon emissions, Red included all staff travel to and from work, as well as staff working from home.
In making these choices and changes to the way it operates, Red Energy is now a Climate Active carbon neutral-certified organisation – a certification awarded to businesses in recognition of their operations achieving carbon neutrality.
Climate Active is a partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses and organisations to drive voluntary climate action. The certification also makes it easier for customers to identify and choose brands that are making a difference towards a more sustainable future.