Dove Medical Press is very proud to announce that we are the winners of two categories at the Toitū Brighter Future Awards, leading the standings in the Climate Action (small organisation) and Climate Action (closest to zero) categories.

Dove Medical Press (NZ) Ltd was proud to be the first Toitū net carbonzeroCert TM certified publisher of medical and scientific research back in 2011.

Toitū net 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.

Dove Medical Press (NZ) Limited has successfully completed the annual audit requirements of its Toitū net carbonzero certification. The total emissions this year were 17.03 tCO2e, which is 62% lower than the base year total of 45.36 tCO2e. 


Why Toitū net 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. Toitū net 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 Toitū net carbonzero certification having measured its greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2018, 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.

Change in program name to Toitū net carbonzero (previous Toitū carbonzero): The addition of ‘net’ to the name reflects the evolution of leading practice terminology. It acknowledges our certified achievements are not (yet) absolutely zero greenhouse gas emissions, but a net balance of zero through compensation and ongoing reductions.

Updated 23 May 2023