The road to CO2 neutrality
The journey towards a more sustainable world is made of two roads: reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting natural habitats. We are committed to reduce plastic waste, but we won’t forget about reducing emissions. Therefore, our supply chain and transport are carbon neutral, certified by the CO2 Logic label.
Greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming. The pollutants form a blanket in the atmosphere. This blanket traps the heat and acts as an isolation layer. The process warms our planet, leading to a variety of unwanted events such as extreme weather (e.g. floods, heat waves, etc.) and the endangerment of wildlife.
If we all start to act now, we will still create a sustainable world, which we can proudly leave for the next generations!
How are we reducing our carbon footprint?
We reduce our own waste production and greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible. But for us, this is not enough yet. We are determined to have a carbon neutral supply chain.
To achieve this, we calculate the total environmental impact of our supply chain. Together with CO2 Logic, we map down the journey of every product from production till the arrival at the customer. The shipping method, the travelled kilometres and weight are monitored to give an accurate picture of the emissions.
Greenhouse gas emissions are global, thus an increase or decrease in one country effects the rest of the world. A global decrease can be achieved by a carbon offset: A voluntary action to help reducing global greenhouse gas emissions in another part of the world. The projects are most effective in developing countries, due to the greater efficiency of appliances in developed countries.
Efficient cookstoves in Malawi
Malawi is a developing country in southeast Africa. The state is one of the poorest in the world.
Most of the population uses biomass for their cooking. Unfortunately, burning these resources has a noticeable impact on the environment and releases greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
The country’s landscape is dominated by vast stretches of tropical rainforest. However, this valuable natural habitat is in danger due to deforestation for cooking, among others.
This is why, we support the cookstove climate project in this African country. The project introduces highly efficient ceramic cookstoves to the people. Each stove uses 75% less wood than a traditional fire saving tonnes of CO₂ emissions.
Additionally, to the significant environmental benefits of the project, it also helps the people of Malawi. Reducing the need for costly wood and charcoal increases their purchase power and savings for other projects.