The transport sector accounts for about 22 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. That is why we as a transport company have a huge responsibility. And a great opportunity to make a difference. Climate compensation is a complement to our climate work. We make many other efforts to reduce the environmental impact, which you can read about here.
Our work with climate compensation consists of two parts: Climate-compensated parcels and climate-compensated goods.
In total, we compensated for 31,179 tonnes of CO in the end of 2020.
When it comes to domestic parcel shipments, all emissions generated by our parcel transports are compensated by us - at no extra cost for our customers. We do this as a complement to our other sustainability work.
You can climate compensate your freight transports yourself through the option Climate compensation. Whether it’s land, ocean, or air.
Climate compensation is about taking responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions that the business entails by investing in climate measures in developing countries. For example, it can be energy efficiency and renewable energy that enable us to remove fossil energy sources.
Atmosfair is a recognized global player that is CDM-rated *. That is why we have chosen to work with them. The money goes to various certified projects within Atmosfair, depending on what we choose that quarter.
* There are many actors working with climate compensation, but to be classified as serious, we believe that the project must comply with UN regulations. In the 2008 Kyoto Protocol, the UN defines how climate compensation should be done - through The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This mechanism aims to stimulate sustainable development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
For projects to be CDM-classified, it must contribute to reduced emissions that would not have been implemented without the investment. The projects must be qualified through a thorough process. Projects are approved by the Designated National Authorities and the process is monitored by the UN's CDM Executive Board. Read more on Atmosfair's website.
Rajasthan has some of the driest areas in India. In the dry climate, the mustard plant is the most important crop. Peels and stalks, which are left over when mustard is processed to extract mustard oil, were previously seen as useless waste.
Deforestation to obtain firewood increases the risk of soil erosion, which in turn increases the risk of landslides and floods. Wood, which is used as an energy source for cooking in Nepal, needs to be replaced to counteract deforestation.