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Carbon offsetting
Reducing carbon emmissions

Our carbon offsetting program

 

Becoming a carbon neutral company by 2020 means investing in several carbon emission reduction projects. These projects help us support communities in emerging economies to transition to a low-carbon economy. Our selected projects also drive social, economic, and environmental progress for the communities within which they operate.

 

We have partnered with the South Pole Group, a global market leader in sustainability solutions, products and services that helps companies reach their most ambitious climate and sustainability commitments. Thanks to this partnership, we have gained access to over a decade’s worth of experience in creating global impact through green power, carbon credits, and developing verified and certified emission reduction projects. 

Our carbon offsetting projects

Kariba REDD+ forest protection in Zimbabwe

Kariba REDD+ forest protection in Zimbabwe

 

More than a third of Zimbabwe’s once majestic forests are gone. The project ensures that 785,000 hectares of forest and wildlife on the southern shores of Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba are now being protected. Beyond saving the environment, a range of activities support the independence of local communities. Agricultural workshops, low-emission brick-making, establishing fast-growing fuel-wood plantations, and ecotourism provide employment and protect endemic wildlife including endangered Black Rhinos.

Hydropower plants which generate clean renewable electricity across rural south western China

Huóshui grouped small hydropower in China

 

The Rural China Grouped Small Hydro Project consists of a group of 88 small-scale hydropower plants which generate clean renewable electricity across rural south western China. Carbon credits are used to fund social initiatives like disaster relief funds, and agricultural and education programs. Agricultural workshops on growing fruit trees and other sustainable crops offer increased income opportunities for local farmers.

Reforestation in northern Colombia

Reforestation in northern Colombia

 

Hectares of infertile land, degraded by illegal cattle grazing and gold mining, are restored by permanent reforestation and long-term monitoring of forests in northern Colombia. The project has a particular focus on biodiversity, promoting sustainable management of forest area. The project has restored 1,116 hectares of forest in Cáceres and 9,640 hectares of land have been surveyed and mapped in Cravo Norte. Over 150 jobs have been created for the local community, 20 local tree species and 75 plants have been planted, and critically endangered species such as jaguars, turtles, parrots and monkeys have returned.

Sahyadri windpower in India

Sahyadri windpower in India

 

This bundle of small- and middle-sized windfarms not only delivers emission free energy to the grid, the different project owners are also concerned with sustainable development of the rural regions their wind turbines are located in. Several local and regional programs which are aimed at improving the current health, education and employment situation receive support, providing communities with long term benefits such as scholarships, vocational trainings, and healthcare.

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