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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.

Cholburi biogas energy in Thailand

Cholburi biogas energy in Thailand

 

With the help of this project a tapioca starch drying factory in Cholburi has installed a system that collects and supplies self-generated biogas for generating heat and electricity. This energy is used onsite to power the factory, replacing energy that was previously supplied by fossil fuel fired power stations. Alongside the emissions reductions, the project reduces air pollution as the odors from decomposing organic matter are now contained. The factory has adopted sustainable water management practices by reusing the treated wastewater in the manufacturing process, reducing the volume of freshwater required. Additionally, thirty new jobs have been created in planning, construction and operation of the plant.

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