The Paris Climate Agreement aims to ensure that global warming is limited to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times. The states even want to try to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. How can this be achieved?
Did you know that agriculture and forestry can make an important contribution to this? Carbon is sequestered through humus build-up in agriculture. Forest conversion and reforestation maintain and improve the air pollution control function of the forest. Trees continuously suck CO2 from the air and store it in their biomass.
At every beginning there is the awareness that we are responsible for the creation of CO2. But who of us knows for how much? For this reason, we looked for an experienced partner to support and accompany us in this process, the company Arqum. Arqum continuously calculates and certifies the “how much” for us on the basis of international calculation standards. You can find our greenhouse gas balances for the last years under downloads.
As part of international supply chains, we have to identify and assess emitters according to the Kyoto Protocol, divided into three scopes, with Scope 3 being subdivded into upstream and downstream acitivities.
Sustainable through humus build-up
With CarboCert we have found a partner who accompanies us in the implementation of our goals and supports our sustainability management. To this end, we have taken on a sponsorship for a farmer from our region in the Markgräflerland, between Freiburg and Basel, who participates for us in the humus-building programme of the company CarboCert and offsets our CO2 balance by 100%. In addition to binding CO2, the humus growth also ensures that drinking water quality is improved, chemical fertilisers and pesticides are reduced, species are protected and our food is produced in a more balanced and healthy way.
Charging infrastructure for e-mobility
In addition to humus formation, we also invest continuously in reducing our CO2 emissions. Looking to the future, in 2022 we have equipped our HQ in Badenweiler with a generous charging infrastructure. We not only want to make it easier for our employees to switch to e-mobility, but also enable our visitors to charge their electric or hybrid vehicles free of charge with 100% green electricity. We are convinced that the electrification of mobility cannot succeed without a reliable charging infrastructure.