It has been estimated that in the next 24 hours, 33,000 hectares of rainforest will be destroyed, releasing as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York. De-forestation accounts for 15% of global Green House Gas (GHG) emissions per year, transport and industry account for 14% each and air travel for only 3%, demonstrating the size of the damage caused by de-forestation.
In February 2011, Premier Farnell began a partnership with UBoC by donating two solar-powered medicine fridges to the village of Tongwe in Tanzania, an area that is home to a rich diversity of biology, including significant chimpanzee habitats.
“Premier Farnell is investing in the prevention of de-forestation promoting sustainable technologies that deliver tangible benefits to rain forest communities that would otherwise have to do without, or use polluting fossil fuel equivalents,”
In 2010 Premier Farnell was named as the highest ranking FTSE 250 company distributing electronic design engineering components to design engineers in the new FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy 350 Index and was awarded the Carbon Trust Standard (CTS) for measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint for its UK-based operations and committing to further reductions year on year. The company has already reduced its global carbon footprint by 20% within a period of three years.
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Caption: Premier Farnell, in partnership with NGO United Bank of Carbon, donates two solar-powered medicine fridges to the village of Tongwe in Tanzania
Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first, innovative information portal and eCommunity specifically built for electronic design engineers. It provides product data, design tools and technology information, whilst incorporating Web 2.0 functionality to facilitate communication, interaction, collaboration and information sharing between colleagues around the world. Users can consult experts, discover trends, post blogs, articles and comments in this world-wide forum.
Since its launch element14 has surpassed all of the targets set, has garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and suppliers alike, and is now attracting more than 24,000 visitors a week with new user profiles created each day.
element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel distribution and specialty services for electronic design engineers throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It has a stocked range of 450,000+ products, and access to 4,000,000 more items from 3,500 top manufacturers. The company has group sales of £990.8m and over 4,100 employees globally.
For more information visit: www.element14.com.
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