Our air travel generates CO2, contributing to climate change, one of the biggest global challenges we face. Our goal is to minimise the amount of internal air travel and internal meetings are usually held on Skype or by phone. By 2019 we should pay climate compensation for all of the Group's air travel. Working with Climate and Development experts ClimateCare we are supporting projects that cut global carbon emissions and improve people’s lives.
We offset our emissions through Climatecare's online Mixed Portfolio, which is blended to balance impacts on people with an affordable price per tonne.
Group management: 59,50 tonnes CO2
Handicare Sweden 89 tonnes CO2
Lifestraw water filters - providing safe water in Kenya
The award winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water project provides simple, gravity fed water filters for families in Kenya. It not only provides safe drinking water to 4 million people, it cuts carbon emissions by removing the need to boil water in order to make it safe to drink.
We work with Climate and Development Experts ClimateCare to support this and other projects in the Climate+Care Portfolio.
Gyapa Stoves - Improves lives in Ghana
This project is creating a market for locally produced efficient cookstoves which cut emissions, reduce exposure to toxic fumes and decrease fuel bills. The project provides skilled employment for 350 manufacturers and extra income for over 500 retailers. As well as cutting more that 2 million tonnes of CO2, this project has saved 4.1 million people more than $75million on their fuel bills so far. Handicare works with Climate and Development experts ClimateCare to support this project and others in the Climate+Care Portfolio.
Efficient cookstoves in Kenya
The Gold Standard Burn Stove project offers a unique opportunity to support clean cooking in East Africa. The project manufactures and sells the marketing leading Jikokoa stove, which reduces charcoal consumption by 50% and greatly diminishes the negative environmental and social impacts of cooking. Manufacturing the Jikokoa stove also benefits local economies. Burn's solar powered factory in Nairobi provides 125 jobs, half of which are filled by women, and additional jobs are created in stove distribution. Burn's commitment to gender equality ensures cutting carbon and improving lives go hand in hand with progressive social actions.