Our planet is experiencing rising sea levels and extreme weather as a result of climate change.
This is caused by the increased amount of greenhouse gases we emit into the atmosphere.
As a business, we follow many in the path of mitigating our CO2 output. Find out how below.
What's the point?
By supporting vital projects that help communities, implementing banner recycling schemes and introducing eco-friendly products, we’re helping to reduce our effects on the climate and become a more socially responsible company.
It's also helping towards achieving our environmental objectives – with our latest carbon mitigating project specifically working towards point nine:
9. Carbon Footprint
“To measure and understand the overall impact the company has on the climate and be able to plan methods of reducing it.”
CO2 Mitigating in 2019
Safe Water Access Project in Rwanda
Working with Gold Standard, we’re helping to deliver clean, safe water to hundreds of households in Rwanda.
As well as providing a supply of clean and safe water to local communities, we’ll be helping to offset 22 tonnes of CO2.
How is this done?
CO2balance will work with local groups and NGOs in Rwanda to help identify and rehabilitate broken down boreholes.
An ongoing maintenance programme combined with water sanitation and hygiene training will ensure a clean, reliable source of water is maintained.
- Clean supply of safe water
- Less time spent collecting water
- Reduced expenditure on wood (normally used to boil and sanitise water)
- Reduced deforestation = reduced pressure on local wildlife
CO2 Mitigating in 2020
Kenya Biogas Programme
Domestic biodigesters provide households with livestock a way to reduce their dependence on burning raw materials like firewood and fossil fuels.
By working with Gold Standard, we are helping to provide local households with biodigesters.
Cooking on biogas is smokeless, which greatly increases the health of families within those households. Leftovers from the biogas also produces organic fertiliser which helps improve crop yield.
How is this done?
Quite simply, the Biogas Programme provides biodigesters to individual households. This programme is part of the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme.
A barrier for some families is the cost to apply the biogas technology. So, the programme has created credit partnerships and has worked with rural microfinance institutions to ensure biodigester buyers get favourable credit terms.
The overall objective of this scheme is to develop a biogas sector that also offers a sustainable energy source locally.
- 202,000 tonnes of wood saved
- 15,140 smoke free kitchens
- 28 private enterprises created
- 115 full time jobs created
Our green solutions to lower global emissions
We can’t rely solely on mitigating our carbon output. This is why we’ve introduced an environmentally friendly range of products.
Our eco-friendly range of displays offers customers a fully recyclable and ethical choice of display to choose from.
A favourite with customers is our eco-friendly outdoor banner. This banner is produced in a carbon positive factory powered by 100% renewable energy and made from polypropylene (recyclable material), these banners are 100% PVC free.
The UV LED print process is the most eco-friendly print process that can be used, and the ink is free of any VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
We also source all of our head office electricity using renewable energy. Our green electricity is made up of 60% solar and 40% wind - so all of our customers receive 100% green electricity.
Recycling your old roller banners - how to do your part
You can trade in your old display with our recycling scheme. The aluminium base units on your old banners can be recycled, and we do this for you.
The graphics contain PVC which is widely not recyclable. However, there are plenty of ways you can upcycle your banner and find more creative uses for them.