Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity since the end of the Ice Age and is the defining task of our time. The consequences of global warming are becoming increasingly tangible and the pressure on politicians and companies is growing - not least due to the Fridays for Future movement. There is a worldwide consensus that we urgently need to counteract man-made climate change.
The success of emission reductions depends to a large extent on the voluntary and consistent action of industry in the industrialized countries. ROI-EFESO has therefore decided to take responsibility for the world we leave to our children and grandchildren.
For this reason with the help of the consultants of Fokus Zukunft GmbH we have recorded all greenhouse gas emissions emitted by our company, and offset them by purchasing a total of 2062 climate protection certificates for the years 2022 and 2023. With these certificates, we support the following projects:
- Hydropower in Turkey (certified through the Verified Carbon Standard)
- Wind energy in India (certified through the Gold Standard)
We are aware of our special responsibility as a company towards future generations and have acted accordingly. The impact of our company on the climate has been determined for us by Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG: Our CO2 footprint is approximately 1031 tonnes CO2 equivalent pollutants per year, but has since reduced significantly. To put this into perspective: on average, a person in Germany causes around 11.6 tonnes of CO2 per year through their lifestyle.
Greenhouse gases are evenly distributed in the atmosphere. It therefore makes sense to avoid emissions where the costs are lowest. In addition, projects in emerging and developing countries help to improve the economic, social and ecological situation and support the realization of the sustainability goals of the United Nations. For emerging and developing countries, emissions trading is a key driver for the transfer of clean technologies and sustainable economic development.
This greenhouse gas balance sheet provides a transparent overview of our company's greenhouse gas emissions. The report thus forms an important keystone in our commitment to climate protection. On the basis of the determined footprint the corresponding quantity of climate certificates has been purchased. For the compensation of our greenhouse gases we have received the award "climate neutral company".
Our company is voluntarily offsetting its emissions under the Clean Development Mechanism.