Ocuco Ltd announces the launch of its sustainability programme, initiated with its first step to neutralize the carbon emissions of its global headquarters - until 2022. In March 2020, the optical software company joined the GoCarbonNeutral.ie initiative to offset its carbon dioxide (COâ‚‚) emissions. The three-year commitment builds on the sustainable mindset already ingrained within the company's culture as well as the products offered by the world's leading optical software provider.
To achieve carbon neutrality at its headquarters, Ocuco will offset 2,320 tonnes of COâ‚‚ by reforesting almost 15 acres of native woodland in Killultagh, Ireland. In total, 20,000 trees of species such as ash, birch and oak, will be planted during the first three years of commitment. Third-party foresters will audit this reforesting to ensure the highest international forestry management and certification. Leo Mac Canna, Ocuco CEO, reinforces that it is imperative to tackle climate change. "The Earth Overshoot Day is arriving earlier every year. In 2021, humanity's demand for ecological resources and services had exceeded the planet's capacity to provide these resources on 29th July. As a leading provider of software in the optical sector, we must set an example and commit to avert global warming. Corporations, independent practices and individuals have a shared responsibility to mitigate their environmental impact." Other sustainable actions implemented by Ocuco include reducing offices' carbon footprint globally, promoting a paperless work environment and encouraging recycling. Ocuco's sustainability programme will look to build on existing sustainability initiatives, such as the recent United Nations resolution "Vision for Everyone; accelerating action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”