As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, and in addition to being a verified carbon neutral company, Icon Move are proud to be partnered with ecolegIT, a sustainability program for the moving and global mobility industry. EcolegIT combines CO2 compensation and technology offset emissions from moves. On top of this, they also aim to restructure the ecological impact of relocation in the long term, and we are delighted to be supporting this important project.
Over the course of the last decade, the global movement of people and goods has increased significantly, with growing demand for specific talent across borders. While the economic benefits of this increase in relocation is positive, there is also an environmental impact. The average emission of an international shipment is around 860kg of carbon dioxide. Considering that there are over 56 million expats around the world, the total emissions resulting from international moves to date are huge. As part of the relocation industry, we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of the moves that we manage. Thus, by partnering with ecolegIT, we can ensure that we are not only meeting our own sustainability goals, but furthering the sustainability programmes of our clients and suppliers.
When we complete a move, the ecolegIT system calculates the carbon dioxide emissions created by the move, based on the weight, journey length and transport used for the shipment. They then work with forestry partners to plant new trees in developing countries, where they contribute to better living conditions for the local population, as well as taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to offset the emissions created. Currently, ecolegIT are working on forestry projects in Bolivia, to restore forests in the foothills of the Andes, and in Mexico, creating new forests to support agroforestry.
With Icon Move, you can be confident in knowing that your international shipments are not negatively impacting our planet.