Our path to climate neutrality
Partnership with Climate Extender
Thanks to our partner Climate Extender, we have been climate neutral since July 2021. Climate Extender helps us to balance and offset our CO2 emissions. To do this, we enter the data we have collected on the three main sources of emissions (the so-called Scopes 1-3) into the Climate Start accounting tool once a year.
A matter of data
This determines the carbon footprint of our company according to the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) standard. The corresponding emission values are then determined on the basis of our and scientific data.
The goal firmly in sight
By supporting so-called UN climate projects, which in turn support some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we compensate for these emission values. The result is our specific emissions report, which contains all the relevant information for carrying out the climate balance in accordance with the GHG reporting standard.
piece by piece
Strictly speaking, we are therefore “only” climate-neutral and not climate-neutral. However, our emissions report also gives us the opportunity to locate our largest sources of emissions and thus work specifically to reduce our emissions.
Always in action
Last but not least, we are also part of the Leaders For Climate Action , or LFCA for short. LFCA is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for more climate protection and supports us to take systemic measures to reduce our emissions as a company and make us even more sustainable.
Climate projects that we support
Run-of-river power station, Peru
LAS PIZARRAS RUNWATER PROJECT
In Peru, the Las Pizarras project is being implemented, a new run-of-river hydroelectric project located at an altitude of approximately 1,078 m above sea level in the high basin of the Chancay River in the Sexi district, Santa Cruz province, Cajamarca region.
The total installed capacity of the project is 18 MW and it is projected to have an annual power generation potential of 103.32 GWh. The main goal of the project is to generate electricity from renewable sources by using the water of the Chancay River to feed this energy into the National Interconnected Grid (SEIN). The planned service life of the project should be at least 40 years.
The implementation of this project is expected to achieve an annual emission reduction of 68,132 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). Over the first crediting period of 10 years, this corresponds to a total of 681,323 tCO2e of avoided emissions.
Forest Conservation Project, Zimbabwe
Kariba Redd+ project
The Kariba REDD+ project protects nearly 785,000 hectares of forest on the southern shore of Lake Kariba in Africa. More precisely, the forest is located between the national parks of Chiazaira, Matusadona and the Mana Pools. Incidentally, the latter is a World Heritage Site. The project connects four national parks and eight safari reserves, creating a biodiversity corridor that protects forested areas and numerous endangered species. These include African elephants, lions, impalas, the southern ground hornbill and many more. The project also offers farmers and the local population additional sources of income and sustainably improves living conditions in the region. It has saved 3.5 million tons of CO2 since launch in 2011.
Promoting Sustainable Use of Resources, India
Renewable Energy from Biomass, UPPPL
The UPPPL project in Andhra Pradesh, India, promotes sustainable resource use on rural farms by generating electricity from poultry and biomass waste. Otherwise, the poultry waste ends up in landfill pits or fields, allowing methane to escape unhindered and leading to odor nuisance and hygiene problems in the local villages. This not only improves living conditions, but also avoids methane emissions and replaces electricity from fossil fuels.
Together for our climate
Here you can find our current certificate and everything about what makes us a climate-neutral company.
All products come to you in a climate-neutral manner and without flyers in reusable cardboard boxes .
We offset our emissions by supporting UN climate protection projects.
We are part of the Forum Companies Engaged in Cologne .