Because the environment is close to our hearts: Since 2019 we have been determining ARTEBENE's CO2 emissions on an annual basis and now operate as a climate neutral business. The CO2 footprint indicates the amount of CO2 emissions caused by a company in the course of a year. In case of ARTEBENE, emission sources such as its vehicle fleet, heat production, energy, water, inbound and outbound logistics, employees' travel distances to work, flights, upstream stages of energy and water production, office paper, waste disposal as well as train travels have been determined and evaluated. Together with ClimatePartner we work on solutions and actions to avoid and reduces these CO2 emissions and convert them to individual projects. We take responsibility for the unavoidable emissions, such as shipments, service provided by our sales professionals as well as our waste disposal and compensate them by contributing to a climate protection project.
What is a climate protection project?
Climate protection projects are projects that include additional climate protection measures and thus make a measurable contribution to reducing CO2 in the atmosphere. They combat global warming and demonstrably save greenhouse gases. In addition, they promote sustainable development in the project countries and support other goals such as combating poverty and hunger, improving drinking water, expanding local infrastructure, spreading clean and affordable energy, and many more.
Our climate protection project
To compensate for our unavoidable emissions, we have decided to support the wind energy project in the Indian state of Gujarat on the west coast in the district of Kutch. 14 wind turbines from the manufacturer Vestas produce 64,400 megawatt hours of sustainable electricity per year. This replaces electricity from fossil fuels, which are predominant in the electricity mix, with renewable energy.
The project also promotes economic and social development in the region. In addition to a reliable source of energy, the wind farm ensures long-term jobs for the local people. Our project partners are creating a liveable infrastructure there by currently building a water tank as well as a medical facility to supply the inhabitants. In addition, they are supporting the inhabitants in planting seedlings that they can use for self-sufficiency in the future.
The project generates 64,400 MWh of clean electricity annually and increases the share of renewable energy sources in India's electricity mix.
The project creates jobs for the local population.
The project saves approximately 61,360 tonnes of CO2 per year.
As part of the organisation Leaders for Climate Action, we fight against climate change and for a sustainable world together with many other well-known brands. Leaders for Climate Action is an association of more than 300 of the leading digital entrepreneurs in Germany and increasingly in Europe. As a supporter of the initiative, ARTEBENE has committed itself to the Green Pledge and is thus actively committed to climate protection, both entrepreneurially and personally.
Due to the cooperation with the parcel service provider DPD ARTEBENE sets another example regarding environmental consciousness: a CO2- neutral shipment of all parcels.
With the so-called "Total Zero Principle" the CO2-emission should be reduced to a minimum by selective measures and unnecessary consumption should be avoided. As one of the first parcel service providers DPD is also shipping CO2 neutral globally by July 2012 - completely without extra costs for the customer. Thus, around 500.000 tons CO2 can be avoided per year.