PartnerVine went Climate Positive again this year, which means we offset more greenhouse gas emissions than we emitted. This is the fourth year of our carbon commitment, and the second year that we have gone Climate Positive.
PartnerVine has committed to address our greenhouse gas emissions because we want you to know that PartnerVine’s integrity extends to every aspect of our business, including our sustainability strategy. Integrity in the way we manage our greenhouse gas emissions is another way of earning the trust of those we work with, and we intend to earn that trust in every way we can.
This year, we worked with Climate Neutral Now to measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions. Our emissions went up in 2022, because of growth in our emissions from business travel, which were unusually low in 2021 because of COVID. This year, we decided to invest in offsets that reduce carbon emissions 4x more than our 2022 footprint, which made us Climate Positive for 2022.
This year, we purchased our carbon offsets from the UN's Carbon Offset Platform. We funded the SFPL Solar Power CDM Project. The project is a 2 megawatt CDM solar power facility that provides electricity to the regional grid in Chhattisgarh, India, which is mainly powered today by coal. Primarily because it supplies the regional grid with renewable energy instead of coal, we thought it was the best option for our carbon offsets this year.
Our achievement badge from Climate Neutral Now is below. If you'd like to learn more about what we've done in prior years, you can find articles on our Sustainability Policy here.