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Company Name: Novex Delivery Solutions
Location: Richmond, BC, Canada
Industry Sector: Transportation and Delivery Services
Carbon Neutral Claim: Carbon Neutral Company
Carbon Neutral Since: August 2008
Scope 3 sources: Business travel, employee commuting, paper usage
GHG Reduction Targets: Yes
Public Disclosure: Yes – GHG report on web
Novex Delivery Solutions is a B.C. owned and operated company that has been servicing the Lower Mainland's same-day delivery needs for over 30 years. Novex is now one of the largest local same-day couriers in the Lower Mainland. With over 100 delivery vehicles making over 2000 deliveries per day, the company is comprised of an experienced team of drivers, customer service representatives and dispatchers.
Along with financial success, Novex celebrates its social and environmental achievements as part of their triple bottom line commitment.
How we helped
Offsetters works with Novex to audit their carbon footprint, assist them with reductions strategies, and the emissions that can’t be reduced are offset through Offsetters’ portfolio of high quality projects. In the fiscal year 2007, Novex’s carbon footprint totaled 1829.55 tonnes. Based upon these numbers Novex set bold reduction goals for their ghg emissions including an absolute emissions target and an emissions intensity target. Novex’s goal is to reduce it’s carbon footprint by 70% by 2015.
Investing in a variety of low emission vehicles including full electric, hybrids, and natural gas vehicles, Novex prevents over 100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere every year when compared to conventional vehicles. Novex’s management system is ISO 14001 certified which drives green initiatives such as waste reduction and paper conservation programs, energy reduction initiatives and environmental awareness campaigns. Novex developed a purchasing policy that ensures the inclusion of products that are sourced in a sustainable manner. As a result Novex uses 100% post consumer waste paper, energy efficient office equipment and other environmentally friendly products.
Novex has been Carbon Neutral since 2008 and was the first courier in Canada to achieve this designation. By the second year of working with Offsetters Novex was able to reduce its emissions by more than 12% through its bold reductions strategy.
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Novex continues to provide leadership in not only its sector of delivery and transport, but for the broader business community as well. Novex places its GHG footprint on its website to demonstrate the key elements of an organizational climate strategy - transparency and leadership.