19th March 2012 - Global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager, Armajaro Trading Limited (“ATL”), is taking another important step to reduce its environmental impact and strengthen its commitment to being a responsible business leader. ATL, specialising in the sourcing and delivery of cocoa, coffee and sugar, has selected Greenstone Carbon Management to enable it to measure, manage and report its corporate carbon emissions across all global operations.
ATL, one of the world’s largest traders in soft commodities, has origination and exporting operations in all the major cocoa, coffee and sugar growing countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and employs over 2,000 people. By implementing Greenstone’s web-based Acco2unt solution, ATL will be able to measure, monitor and report its energy, business travel, waste and water data across all parts of the organisation, from anywhere in the world.
Acco2unt will also enable ATL to identify ‘hot spots’ and focus on key business activities for carbon reduction; ensuring meaningful targets are set and the associated carbon, consumption and cost savings are realised.
Nicko Debenham, Director of Development & Sustainability at Armajaro Trading Limited, comments: ‘Our customers are increasingly asking us for more detailed information on environmental impact as they come under greater pressure from retailers and consumers to demonstrate their environmental responsibility. Just as we have led in the traceability area, we are committed to ensuring that we will be able to provide transparent, auditable, robust carbon, energy and water information to demonstrate best practice in our field. Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution will enable us to achieve this in an accurate and cost effective way.”
Matthew de Villiers, CEO at Greenstone says: ‘We are finding that as the carbon management focus broadens to include supply chains, the global trading companies, such as Armajaro Trading Limited, are under increasing pressure to track and monitor the carbon emissions of their operations. ATL has shown a real commitment to reducing their carbon emissions and implementing Acco2unt will ensure a robust system is in place to measure, monitor and report their progress; identifying carbon reduction opportunities and realising associated financial benefits across the global business.”
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Greenstone’s unique Acco2unt software product suite provides organisations with robust carbon management and accounting solutions. It enables organisations to measure, manage, plan, store and report emission data, track performance on their carbon footprint at multiple organisational levels and to model carbon footprint reduction strategies. Acco2unt can significantly reduce the burden of auditing and reporting for compliance and voluntary reporting purposes. An extensive list of emission sources is included in the software’s calculation covering energy, travel and transport, waste and water.
About Greenstone Carbon Management Limited
Greenstone Carbon Management Limited is a specialist carbon solutions company based in London, United Kingdom. Formed in 2006, it works in partnership with major commercial and public sector organisations to help measure, manage and mitigate their carbon emissions to realise business and financial benefits. Greenstone’s proposition comprises both consulting advice and access to a suite of Carbon Management software tools through a SaaS model.
Engagements with clients usually follow a three step process: (i) Carbon Readiness Assessment; (ii) Acco2unt Configuration and (iii) Ongoing Support. During the engagement, Greenstone will provide tools to help measure and manage the organisation’s carbon emissions, set up processes to gather data and to train personnel to manage their carbon footprint on an ongoing basis.
Greenstone has worked with a range of global businesses and respected brands such as Fujitsu, G4S, Serco and Ocado Limited. For further information please visit http://www.greenstonecarbon.com/
About Armajaro Trading Limited
Armajaro Trading Limited is a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager founded in 1998 and is one of the world's largest traders in soft commodities. Headquartered in London, it has origination and exporting operations in all the major cocoa, coffee and sugar growing countries across the globe employing over 2,000 people globally.
Armajaro Trading Limited specialises in the sourcing and delivery of cocoa, coffee and sugar and is committed to being the partner of choice in the Agri-commodity supply chain. Its established customer base includes all of the major global chocolate manufacturers and most of the world's leading coffee manufacturers and roasters. Sugar trading is a recent addition to the business and continues to grow and develop.
ATL also offers its clients bespoke financial instruments including forward price cover and value-added services from the initial sourcing and pricing through to the factory gate. It prides itself on first class contract execution and customer service.
For information on Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution, please contact Katherine Prove on email@example.com.