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Carbon Neutral Initiative

Carbon Neutral Initiative - Protect: Severance and Income Protection benefits

Protect Gone Green



In 2016, an internal initiative began when a group of Protect employees identified the environment, sustainability and the community as areas of importance and concern to them.

Carbon Neutral Organisation


The employees involved quickly established a working group and, with the support of the CEO and Board, set about identifying ways Protect could meaningfully improve its standing and increase its involvement in the three areas.


After much investigation, the group identified the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), Carbon Neutral Program, as a program of credibility that would help Protect work toward the desired changes.


Over the following 12 months the team established Protect’s carbon footprint, an arduous task achieved with the assistance of an external auditor. Additionally, the team discovered a community based, sustainability focused, Timor-Leste carbon offset initiative, ‘WithOneSeed’.


In April 2017, as a result of the team’s work, Protect gained the NCOS carbon neutral organisation certification, becoming the first Severance Scheme in Australia to do so.


Following on from NCOS’ certification, WithOneSeed’s co-founder and Project Director Andrew Mahar and Director John Clarke, presented the team with a certificate signed by the current Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Rui Maria de Araújo and Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former Prime Minister H.E. José Ramos Horta AC, amongst others.


The team was ecstatic to say the least, and is more motivated and committed than ever to continue improving Protect’s carbon emissions through reduction initiatives.


A special thank you to the Protect Carbon Neutral team for all your dedication and commitment.


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