Deloitte partners with CarbonCure Technologies on carbon removal

07 December 2023 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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Deloitte Canada has signed a multi-year agreement with CarbonCure Technologies for the purchase of carbon credits.

Under the agreement, Deloitte will directly support the deployment of CarbonCure’s carbon removal technologies around the globe.

Deloitte, along with its Big Four accounting peers and the Big Three consultancies, have all pledged to reach at least net-zero targets by 2030. In contrast to carbon neutrality – which only entails offset purchases – net-zero status requires reduction in emissions as well as support for projects that actively remove carbon from the atmosphere, such as tree-planting or carbon capture technologies.

Halifax-based CarbonCure’s technology injects captured and liquefied CO2 into concrete – permanently storing the CO2 while increasing the concrete’s strength. The process also reduces concrete’s reliance on the carbon-intensive ingredient of cement.Deloitte partners with CarbonCure Technologies on carbon removalCarbonCure’s technology for ready mix concrete reduces environmental impact generally by approximately 5% per truckload.

The company, which was founded in 2007, was recognized as the North American Cleantech Company of the Year in 2020.

“Corporate buyers play a critical role as an early investor in climate solutions that enable decarbonization of high-emitting industries and permanent carbon removal. Supporting the development and verification of high-quality carbon removal credits is crucial to scale the gigaton market that is needed to meet net-zero,” said Sheri Penner, managing partner of purpose and sustainability at Deloitte Canada. “As part of Deloitte’s commitment to a 1.5-degree aligned science-based target, we are pleased to support Canadian clean technology innovations with CarbonCure."

Robert Niven, CEO of CarbonCure, added, “Entering this agreement with Deloitte Canada is pivotal in our mission to make a positive impact on the construction industry’s environmental footprint, accelerating the global deployment of our solution.”