BMK: First in Carbon-Free Security Printing

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São Paulo, Brazil, 8 July, 2011 – BMK, a leader in printing security and transpromotional documents , has recently neutralised all of its 2010 carbon emissions by planting trees in the Amazon and monitoring their growth each month via the consultancy firm Green CO2. "Our goal is to neutralise the maximum possible amount of greenhouse gases. Last year we emitted 1,221 tonnes of CO2 and we are planting 6,155 trees to offset that", remarked Eduardo Conde Filho, Marketing Manager at BMK and company head of the project.

According to Fernando Fernandes, Director of Green CO2, BMK has taken the lead by adopting the Carbon-Free Programme. This requires making an inventory of emissions, calculating the amount of pollutants emitted and converting this figure into the number of trees to be planted in restoration areas across the Amazon region. On completion of the task, the company receives a certificate stating that it is environmentally responsible and a seal which may be used in the company's institutional activities. "The Carbon-Free seal identifies companies who are socially and environmentally responsible and have willingly taken the step to completely neutralise their emissions. These companies are also committed to providing the appropriate information for the inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and sponsor the planting of trees in permanent preservation areas or in areas of reforestation with species native to the Amazon region", Fernando remarked. He also added that Green CO2 has already planted more than 1 million trees in the Amazon in order to neutralise carbon.

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