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IFA leading way on environment

Holden Meehan is claiming to be the first IFA in the world to go carbon-neutral, meaning that all the carbon it produces will be matched by carbon saving elsewhere.

The IFA, which has a track record in socially responsible investment, has committed to a two-year investment programme in technology that will save on carbon fuels used in Bethamangala, in Southern India.

The investment will fund a biomass gasification plant which creates environmentally-friendly gas from crop waste and can be used as an alternative to diesel generators. Carbon saved through this programme will offset that produced by Holden Meehan in the course of its business in the UK.

The project is being co-ordinated by Future Forests, one of Europe&#39s leading environmental businesses, which helps companies and the public take action on climate change.

Holden Meehan marketing director Graham Hooper says: “We believed that to help fulfil our obligations as a good global corporate citizen, we needed to go carbon-neutral at the earliest opportunity. The fact that we are the first IFA in the world to do so fits with our corporate values.”

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