Sochi Games Eliminate Entire Carbon Footprint with Dow Chemical Company Program

Sochi Games Eliminate Entire Carbon Footprint with Dow Chemical Company Program

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 2:00pm



(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sochi 2014 is the first Olympic Games in history to eliminate its direct carbon footprint, due to the efforts of The Dow Chemical Company, the Worldwide Olympic Partner and Official Carbon Partner of Sochi Olympic Winter Games 2014.

The “Sustainable Future” program, implemented by Dow in Russia, enabled the mitigation of more than 520,000 MT of carbon dioxide equivalents – exceeding Sochi 2014’s direct carbon footprint of 360,000 MT. The official announcement to this effect has been made by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.

Dow has been closely engaging with its customers in Russia since early last year to implement energy efficient and low-carbon technologies in various parts of the country. The greenhouse gas reductions delivered through its Sustainable Future program have been verified by international expert ERM, which confirmed that the reductions in emissions have far surpassed the estimated direct carbon footprint of the Games.

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Vikas Vij is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.


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