Sustainability

      

Dove Medical Press is proud to be the first carboNZeroCert TM certified publisher of medical and scientific research.

carboNZero certification signals that we are taking a leadership role in medical and scientific publishing by reducing our impact on the global climate and offering a sustainable alternative for our authors.

Our emissions were verified at 23.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (tCO2e) for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.


Why carboNZero certification?

1. Because it’s the first greenhouse gas certification program in the world to achieve international accreditation. This means our certification is recognised in over 50 countries.

2. Because it was developed from solid science at Landcare Research, a New Zealand Government owned Crown Research Institute.

3. So our authors can be sure we have been assessed comprehensively to the most rigorous international standards available for measuring and managing a carbon footprint.


The certification process:

1. We MEASURE the greenhouse gas emissions associated with publishing papers in our journals.

2. We commit to MANAGING and REDUCING these emissions by setting targets and reporting on emissions reduction performance.

3. carboNZero AUDIT our emissions on an annual basis.

4. We MITIGATE the emissions we can’t reduce by purchasing verified carbon credits from the New Zealand Emissions Unit Register.

Dove Medical Press (NZ) Ltd meets the requirements of carboNZero certification having measured its greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2006, committed to managing and reducing its emissions and neutralised its remaining unavoidable emissions through the cancellation of an appropriate number of verified carbon credits in respect of the operational activities of its New Zealand journal publishing operations only.