Why we are not carbon neutral ... but a "company with CO2 compansation"

For seve­ral years, we have been cal­cu­la­ting our car­bon foot­print using a cal­cu­la­ti­on tool from the pro­vi­der Con­Cli­ma­te. We also did our home­work for the past year and deter­mi­ned the results. Over­all, the emis­si­ons emana­ting from our busi­ness ope­ra­ti­ons are decli­ning, so we come to 409.4t CO2e for the year 2022. We com­pen­sa­te for the­se still unavo­ida­ble emis­si­ons through cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion projects.

Why do we no lon­ger call our­sel­ves „cli­ma­te neu­tral“? Until now, the word „cli­ma­te neu­tral“ was a com­mon term often used to descri­be that an orga­niza­ti­on has no nega­ti­ve impact on the cli­ma­te. Howe­ver, it has beco­me appa­rent that this term is not suf­fi­ci­ent­ly trans­pa­rent or meaningful.
For this reason, we have deci­ded to replace the term „cli­ma­te neu­tral“ with „car­bon off­set com­pa­ny“. This desi­gna­ti­on makes it clea­rer that we are actively taking mea­su­res to com­pen­sa­te for our CO2 emis­si­ons that can­not yet be avo­ided. What is clear is that we are con­ti­nuing to work to redu­ce our CO2 emis­si­ons. We reco­gni­ze that sus­taina­bi­li­ty is an ongo­ing pro­cess and it is important to con­ti­nuous­ly stri­ve for improvement.

What does this mean for your events in our loca­ti­on? How does this com­pen­sa­ti­on work? Every event gene­ra­tes CO2 emis­si­ons that we can mea­su­re and quan­ti­fy. By using rene­wa­ble ener­gies, effi­ci­ent hea­ting and coo­ling sys­tems or pro­mo­ting public trans­port for the tra­vel of your par­ti­ci­pan­ts, we redu­ce the eco­lo­gi­cal foot­print as far as pos­si­ble and com­pen­sa­te the remai­ning emis­si­ons by inves­t­ing in the cer­ti­fied cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion pro­ject „Clean Drin­king Water in Kasungu/Malawi“ (Gold Standard).

By redu­cing and off­set­ting our CO2 emis­si­ons, we want to con­tri­bu­te to the fight against cli­ma­te chan­ge and at the same time inspi­re that sus­tainable events are possible.

cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion pro­ject „Clean drin­king water in Kasungu/Malawi“