Climate change is a major problem worldwide, that much is clear. Governments, companies and people all over the world are becoming increasingly aware and taking action. At Minimatie® we are also aware of this. Since the start of our company, sustainability has been our top priority. And in 2020, we even made it our mission to become 100% climate neutral. We have succeeded in this and are proud to tell you more about it.
What does climate neutral business mean?
Climate neutral business means that you no longer have a negative impact on the climate. We do this by minimising our own CO2 emissions and by climate compensation.
Determining CO2 emissions
We have started to map our CO2 emissions. We looked at all the stuff we have in the office, such as computers, chairs, tables, as well as things like electricity and gas consumption and how we travel to and from the office. We even included the contents of the refrigerator. We do this check every six months.
Minimising CO2 emissions
With our CO2 emissions mapped out, we looked critically at the opportunities to minimise CO2 emissions. These include purchasing energy-efficient equipment, regulating heating and air conditioning more efficiently and choosing sustainable products. Just by doing that, we have drastically reduced our carbon footprint.
Despite our efforts to emit as little CO2 as possible, there are still residual CO2 emissions. We offset this by investing in a certified biogas project run by the FairClimateFund. This biogas project gives households in rural India access to a 100% sustainable and clean way of cooking. You can read more about it on their website.
In addition, after the successful completion of a project, we ALWAYS plant a few trees through Teamtrees.org.
You can do your bit too
Have you also been inspired to become climate neutral? Visit the website of FairClimateFund. There you will find more information about what you can do.