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UST gets CarbonNeutral® company certification

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 (UNI) UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, on 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, a release here said.
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.
From its humble beginnings in 1999, UST has always invested in improving society through corporate sustainability and social responsibility actions positively impacting the world.
Some of the current and upcoming initiatives include Plans to install a 1.2 MW on-grid solar power system in UST’s Trivandrum campus which will reduce the dependency on traditional power sources for the campus by 35 per cent, Creating a large waterbody with 174,240 Sq. Ft. of surface area, where rainwater is harvested.
As 80 per cent of UST’s water consumption is from this waterbody, which has helped the company reduce their dependency on the urban water supply system, the release added.
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