Now, more than ever, we need to take responsibility for our actions. As global levels of atmospheric CO2 continue to increase, we need to be making positive steps forward to reduce our emissions and remove CO2 from the atmosphere. And that is why, the Inorganic Mass Spectrometry team is producing net zero instruments.
IsoFootprint is an initiative launched by the Inorganic Mass Spectrometry (IOMS) team to set the pathway towards true net zero (see infographic). The aim of IsoFootprint is to remove 100% of CO2 emissions associated with our products and their supply chain by 2030 (Scope 1-3) through investment in a range of carefully selected, high-quality carbon dioxide removal (CDR) projects (see white paper).
The journey to net zero started with the introduction of the Thermo Scientific DELTA Q Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) and the Thermo Scientific Neoma MC-ICP-MS. All the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere during the manufacture of these instruments (from extraction of the raw materials to transport and assembly) will be removed from the atmosphere. In 2022, we are delighted to extend this campaign to include the Thermo Scientific Ultra HR-IRMS.
For full details about the steps we are taking to remove CO2 associated with our products, please read our Whitepaper: IsoFootprint: paving the way to sustainable isotope analysis 2021. Join us on our journey to sustainable isotope analysis.