Together with ClimatePartner, we have calculated our greenhouse gas emissions and worked out Delico AG’s carbon footprint. Offsets, along with the prevention and reduction of greenhouse gases, are an important step towards comprehensive climate protection.
The individual steps we are taking
When we calculate our corporate carbon footprint (CCF), we include all emissions sources, such as energy and heating, but also business travel, employee commutes, office materials and other emissions that we cause as a business.
Preventing and reducing emissions
Our CCF shows us where we can reduce our CO2 emissions further. We update it each year, which lets us keep track of our success in reducing emissions.
Nonetheless, there will always be emissions that are unpreventable. We offset them consistently by supporting two climate protection projects from the ClimatePartner portfolio. Forest Protection in Pará, Brazil, and Clean Cookstoves in Nyungwe, Rwanda
Using ClimatePartner ID Tracking, our climate neutrality can be examined based on our “climate-neutral company” label and ID number:
By investing in climate protection projects, we also support sustainable development in countries in the Global South. This includes fighting poverty, promoting gender equality, developing educational opportunities for girls and generally improving living conditions in developing and newly industrialising countries.
Our climate protection projects
Açaí, more than just a superfood for the people of the Amazon
Forests are one of the planet’s most important tools for storing carbon dioxide, they are home to incredible biodiversity and they are a source of life for all people. However, forest areas globally have shrunk in size drastically in recent decades due to increasing settlement, agricultural usage, illegal logging and mining.
This project protects the forest across an area of over 97,000 hectares and prohibits commercial logging. It creates alternative sources of income for local families, for example from trading the açaí fruit. Not only is it popular in Brazil, but it is also an increasingly desirable superfood in industrial countries. Our project supports development in one of the poorest regions in north-east Brazil, so it is also certified under the Social Carbon Standard in addition to the Verified Carbon Standard.
Protecting the national park with stoves
The Nyungwe Forest National Park in the south-west of Rwanda is home to one of the largest mountainous rainforests in Africa and so to an incredible variety of fauna and flora. The area surrounding the park, however, is densely populated. This population is growing and requires an increasing amount of firewood, which puts the unique ecosystem at risk.
Our climate protection project makes it possible for households to reduce their wood consumption. Traditionally, families in the area cook over a three-stone fire. Such fires are inefficient as well as being a serious health risk due to the heavy smoke pollution. The project introduces efficient cooking stoves made of local clay and sand. The “Canarumwe” model is made by a local cooperative and consumes one third of the fuel of a three-stone fire.