Bengaluru: UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, Thursday announced that it has achieved CarbonNeutral company certification in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality.
Aligned with the company’s longstanding commitment to act responsibly and minimize the impact of its activities on the environment, this latest accreditation underscores UST’s unwavering pledge to climate action.
The first set of clear guidelines for businesses to achieve carbon neutrality, the CarbonNeutral Protocol, was created by Natural Capital Partners in 2002.
Since then, the Protocol has been continually updated with input from an Advisory Council of external experts to ensure it reflects the latest industry and scientific best practices.
The CarbonNeutral company certification is the latest in UST’s ongoing ESG and social responsibility initiatives, including joining the Amazon-led The Climate Pledge, a cross-sector business community working together to crack the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing the economy.
As a signatory, UST is taking science-based, high-impact actions to tackle climate change by innovating in supply chain efficiency, sustainable transportation, circular economy, and clean energy solutions.
“We are extremely honoured to be recognized as a certified CarbonNeutral company as we further our commitment to decrease UST’s carbon footprint and support additional carbon-reduction projects,” UST CEO Krishna Sudheendra said.
“I am tremendously proud of our entire team’s passionate efforts to make a positive impact and look forward to seeing these programs continue to grow and build a better world,” he said.
“With this step, UST is making it crystal clear that we are taking action today to protect the planet and commit to transforming the communities we impact every day,” UST GM (Operations) Nandagopal Ramachandran said.
“At the same time, we are committing to further emissions reductions, with a target for Net Zero by 2040. We believe that sustainability is everyone’s responsibility and actions from everyone, however small they are, will have a large impact on life on the planet,” he said.