The impact that both the art transport sector and the art packaging industry have on our climate is becoming increasingly relevant. Since 1994, TURTLE has been the most sustainable alternative to museum-quality single-use crates. Over the years, we have committed to sustainability and have made efforts to consciously reduce our footprint wherever possible. Not only is Turtle the safest and most secure option when it comes to art transportation solutions, it now carries a seal of approval that Turtle crates comply to the Climate Neutral Certification Programme and is now officially Climate Neutral Certified!
We purposefully reduce CO2 and compensate for what cannot yet be reduced. With the Climate Neutral Certification Programme of Climate Neutral Group (CNG), TURTLE ensures that the climate policy, in line with what has been agreed worldwide, is consistent and firmly anchored in our organisation.
The introduction of our flagship product the Turtle in 1994 revolutionised an industry that until then had depended on single-use wooden crates. The modular Turtle can transport artwork in a range of sizes and can be reused for decades. In addition, the Turtle ensures dependable high quality in shock and vibration reduction, guaranteeing optimal protection of the artwork being transported within.
After the calculation of the product carbon footprint, several of the measures we take to achieve our climate goals take place during production at Airborne, our manufacturer. The scope of this footprint includes all emissions from the materials until delivery to the client. The factory makes use of renewable energy, and actively reduces energy consumption and waste during production. Airborne also makes a consistent effort in waste management and the use of recycled materials. When also including the implementation of new transport developments and the use of innovative materials in our products, we are well on our way to reducing our CO2 emissions by 25% in 2030.
With this programme, the Climate Neutral Group (CNG) wants to accelerate the transition to Net Zero in 2050. The programme was developed and accepted under the ISEAL Code of Good Practice. Important criteria in the standard is to gradually reduce the organisation's footprint by -50% in 2050 and a product carbon footprint each year with -25% in 2050. After an independent audit by a certification body with a positive result, an organisation, service, or product can use the trademark Climate Neutral Certified.
For more information see: www.climateneutralcertification.com
CNG helps their clients to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact, by offering 4 services. For TURTLE, they have (1) calculated the carbon footprint, (2) given advice on how TURTLE can reduce its emissions, (3) provided credible offsets for emissions that cannot (yet) be reduced, and finally, (4) they offer a practical and impactful certification program that allows certified customers to proudly carry the Climate Neutral Trademark.