In December 2009 ASOS became a CarbonNeutral® company. This means that the CO2 emissions from the Company's energy use, business travel, non-recyclable waste, deliveries and commuting have been measured and reduced to net zero through verified carbon offset projects. These include reforestation projects in Tanzania and the USA, methane capture in China and a wind powered cotton mill in Northern India. In addition, the Company has a programme of emissions reduction including minimisation of inbound airfreight, and switching to 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard boxes for customer deliveries. The Company has also reduced the height of the largest boxes to minimise the transportation of empty space. The Group's Carbon Footprint for 2009/10 was assessed as 4,826 tonnes by an independent assessor. This is equivalent to 5.6 tonnes of CO2 per employee. Internally, the Group has implemented a number of environmental initiatives including recycling paper, plastics and glass. Suppliers of office cleaning, couriers, stationery, office equipment and building services are now required to demonstrate effective environmental management policies. Asos is a very wide company of retail shopping online, it has many suppliers worldwide. It does not only have suppliers certain areas on the world, but everywhere, so in a way this is a very good USP for them. But this can also become a major issues, as there is lots of countries like, America, Pakistan, India, and most of the east western sides, these countries can easily be interrupted by any earthquakes, as there are the most pin point for earth quakes, and also another example would be a tsunami like wise in Japan, there are now going through severe crisis, and all forms of suppliers in Japan have now no longer. Awareness for environment issues:
The Board continues to believe that good corporate responsibility is essential to the long-term success of...