In December 2009, Nimbus Water Systems became the first U.S. water treatment equipment company to be awarded certification as a CarbonNeutral® company. In addition, the Nimbus WaterMaker Five reverse osmosis system achieved CarbonNeutral® product certification.
"All of us at Nimbus are very proud of our new CarbonNeutral® certifications. We have been changing our corporate culture and retooling our product line in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. Getting an independent assessment and certification for our efforts in reducing our carbon footprint has been an important part of the process," remarked Anthony Capone, President of Nimbus Water Systems.
To earn these certifications, Nimbus completed a program laid out by the CarbonNeutral Protocol, an industry leading proprietary standard developed by The CarbonNeutral Company, as an effective framework for organizations taking voluntary action on climate change. The process involved an independent third party performing a rigorous assessment of the CO2 emissions associated with Nimbus' energy consumption, transport of raw materials, business travel, manufacturing waste disposal and employee commuting. Following the measurement of the CO2 emissions, they were then reduced to net zero through a combination of internal reductions and external reductions, in the form of high quality, robust and permanent carbon offsets. The entire process was carried out by The CarbonNeutral Company (www.carbonneutral.com), a world leading carbon management and carbon offset business.
Nimbus chose two U.S. projects for carbon offset investment: a conservation-based forest management project in the Big River/Salmon Creek Forests in Northern California, verified to Climate Action Reserve - Forestry Protocol; and a methane capture project at the McKinney Landfill near Dallas, Texas, verified by the Climate Action Reserve -Landfill Gas Protocol.
Mark LaCroix, Executive Vice President, Business Development said, "We would like to congratulate Nimbus on the commitment that it has taken in measuring and reducing CO2 emissions to net zero. By taking responsibility for company and product emissions Nimbus is demonstrating clear environmental leadership to its customers."