In 2012, we decided to start compensating for our CO2 emissions caused by heating, electricity, business trips, company vehicles and paper consumption.
The company Zeromission has helped us calculate and offset for our impact on the climate. 2015 we compensated for 91 tons of CO2 emissions caused by heating, electricity, business trips, company vehicles and paper consumption. By working actively with environmental issues, we’re constantly trying to reduce our impact on the environment and our carbon footprint. The decision to start with carbon offsetting is a good complement to our environmental work.
Through Zeromission, our carbon offset is used to support forestry project “Trees of Hope” in Malawi. The target for this project, which has been started by the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative, is to increase knowledge and awareness of climate issues among farmers as well as educating them in agroforestry methods. There are more than 1000 small farmers who manage over 1 million trees over 1000 hectares. Some activities that the project supports are the re-planting of native species in order to give farmers access to building materials, biofuels and food, and to involve people in decision-making. Sustainable agroforestry also leads to an improvement in the quality of degraded soils and enhancing biodiversity.