Dove Medical Press Becomes First Medical and Scientific Publisher to Gain carboNZero Certification
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Dove Medical Press Becomes First Medical and Scientific Publisher to Gain carboNZero Certification

Auckland : New Zealand | Nov 16, 2011 at 10:44 AM PST
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NZero certification has been achieved by Dove Medical Press, the first medical and scientific publisher to become carbon neutral by measuring, managing, reducing and mitigating the emissions they can’t reduce by purchasing verified carbon credits. The emissions for the 2010-2011 period were verified by an independent auditor at 10.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents. This is equivalent to the emissions created from driving around 45,000km in a medium sized petrol car. The carboNZero program is an internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas certification scheme – commonly referred to as carbon footprinting – for organizations, products, services and events, offering optional mitigation strategies through the provision of credible and verified offsets. The carboNZero program was established in 2001 by Landcare Research New Zealand Limited, one of New Zealand's leading Crown Research Institutes, owned by the New Zealand government. November 16, 2011

Tim Hill, publisher at Dove Medical Press in Auckland, New Zealand, today announced that the publishing operations of Dove Medical Press had achieved carboNZero certification.

He says “This is a further example of our commitment to sustainability and making a difference. When we stopped printing and distributing printed journals around the world in late 2008 we believed that we could operate our business sustainably. The carboNZero certification is a tangible confirmation that we can operate a scientific, technical and medical publishing business sustainably. carboNZero certification helps us to manage and reduce our carbon emissions and lets our authors know that by publishing with us they are supporting sustainable business practices that won’t harm the planet.”

The emissions for the 2010-2011 period were verified at 10.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents. This is equivalent to the emissions created from driving around 45,000km in a medium sized petrol car.

Dove Medical Press meets the requirements of carboNZero certification having measured its greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2006, committed to managing and reducing its emissions and neutralized its remaining unavoidable emissions through the cancellation of an appropriate number of verified carbon credits.

carboNZero certification CEO, Graham Carter, said it was fantastic to see Dove Medical Press achieve certification for their organization and to know that they will be continually looking at innovative ways to reduce their emissions further.

“Dove Medical Press are leaders in publishing cutting edge medical journals and backed by carboNZero certification they are demonstrating proactive leadership in sustainability”.

The carboNZero program is an internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas certification scheme – commonly referred to as carbon footprinting – for organizations, products, services and events, offering optional mitigation strategies through the provision of credible and verified offsets. The carboNZero program was established in 2001 by Landcare Research New Zealand Limited, one of New Zealand's leading Crown Research Institutes, owned by the New Zealand government. The program is based on over a decade of solid research on climate change, greenhouse gas measurement and carbon monitoring.

Dove Medical Press is a privately held publisher of 100+ open access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology, and especially medicine. Dove was founded in 2003 and has offices in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, with an active presence in the USA and a network of agents in Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia.

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