8 November 2012 — Nine Australian companies, which have cut their carbon footprint and are helping other businesses improve sustainability, have been recognised at Carbon Expo Australasia. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Crown Melbourne, Carlton & United Breweries, PwC Australia, The GPT Group, Sensis, Focus Press and Vega Press have all shown environmental leadership through Australian Government carbon neutral certification by Low Carbon Australia. Low Carbon Australia’s chief executive officer Meg McDonald said the work carried out by all carbon neutral certified companies had resulted in more than 1 million tonnes of carbon emissions being avoided in the past 12 months.