Woodcessories becomes Climate Neutral
Compensated so far:
Completely climate neutral by 2023!
How does it work?
Unfortunately, not all emissions can be avoided, hence we completely offset them with the help of ClimatePartner by supporting climate protection projects.
Which products are climate neutral?
Which projects do we support?
We have chosen a total of three climate protection projects that are primarily dedicated to forest protection and the conservation of moors. They contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals primarily in the areas of climate protection, ecosystem protection and environmental education. With these projects, we want to protect not only the reforestation, but also the remaining stock of trees in order to preserve important habitats. Our focus here is particularly on regional climate protection initiatives to also support our local forests and moors.
Lichtenau, Germany Moors for Climate Protection
Rostock, Germany Red Alder and Moor Meadows for Coasts and Climate
Pará, Brazil Help for Amazon residents
Why are we doing this?
Our planet is in life-threatening danger! If we continue as we are, the 1.5-degree limit could be exceeded as early as 2030, ten years earlier than predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2018. But what is the 1.5-degree limit? It describes the goal of limiting the man-made temperature increase caused by the greenhouse effect to 1.5 degrees above the pre-industrial temperature. The massive problems that nature and humanity will then face can only be speculated at by various scenarios. Man-made climate change is mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels, factory farming and the production and transport of goods. We therefore believe that companies need to rethink and take responsibility.
Our goal is to build a sustainable business model. Therefore, we have been working with the non-profit organisation Trees for the Future since 2015 to contribute to the protection of forests and reforestation. For every product sold, we donate one tree that is planted in drought areas and helps to restore biodiversity there.
Reforestation and forest protection are a good start, but we wanted to go further. That's why we found the perfect partner in ClimatePartner, who helps us develop climate protection strategies and implement them in the form of important projects.
Our Climate Protection Projects
The projects supported by ClimatePartner are audited and certified according to strict criteria by independent third parties such as TÜV or SGS and must be clearly measurable, i.e. demonstrably save greenhouse gases. These include projects for reforestation, forest protection, the expansion of renewable energies or the general promotion of sustainable development by improving drinking water supply, infrastructure and education.
The guidelines for climate protection projects for emissions offsetting at ClimatePartner are:
Additionality: Projects must rely on the additional financial resources from emissions trading in order to be able to demonstrate a verifiable equivalent value for the CO2 savings achieved.
Exclusion of double counting: The achieved CO2 offsets may only be counted in one place. This excludes state-funded projects whose savings are already counted towards greenhouse gas balances for the achievement of national or EU climate targets.
Durability: All projects should be planned and implemented for at least 30 years in order to make a demonstrable long-term contribution to environmental protection. This criterion is particularly important for afforestation and forest conservation projects.
Regular auditing by independent third parties: All projects are regularly audited by independent third parties and the actual amount of CO2 saved is recorded in a progress report.
The evaluation is based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of which each project directly supports several.