climate neutral product
Since 2016 All-in-Gas is working climate neutral.
This means we have calculated the CO2 emissions that we generate through our economic activity by Fokus Zukunft and compensated these emissions with a sustainable water project in India. Since the beginning of the year 2018, our products are now climate neutral as well and get the label "climate-neutral product".Thus, we take responsibility for our actions and invest sustainably in our future. By reducing global CO2 emissions and upcycling used ALLCANs, we are making our contribution to greater sustainability and achieving the United Nations climate and sustainability goals.
Since 2016 All-in-Gas is working climate neutral. In collaboration with Fokus-Zukunft we calculated the business' carbon footprint and countervail our emissions with a sustainable waterworks project in India accordingly.
Why we are a climate neutral company
Climate change is the biggest challenge for humanity since the end of the Ice Age. There is now a global consensus that we urgently need to limit this man-made climate change. For the compensation of our greenhouse gases, we have received the award "climate-neutral company" and "climate-neutral product".
What is a carbon footprint or a carbon footprint?
The carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of greenhouse gases (measured in CO₂ equivalents) that is generated, directly or indirectly, by an activity of an individual, a company, an organization or a product. It includes the resulting emissions of raw materials, production, transportation, trade, use, recycling and disposal. The basic idea of the carbon footprint or carbon footprint is therefore to create a basis on which influences on the climate can be measured, evaluated and compared. As a result, the necessary reduction potentials can be identified, measures developed and their effectiveness can be evaluated.
Which greenhouse gases are included in the calculation?
The greenhouse gas emissions calculation is based on the seven main greenhouse gases, defined by IPPC and the Kyoto Protocol, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), fluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
Not every one of the seven major greenhouse gases is equally effective. e.g. Methane is 21 times as harmful to the climate as CO2, nitrous oxide 310 times and sulfur hexafluoride even 14,000 times. In order to compare the emissions, all greenhouse gases are therefore converted to CO2. They are then called CO2 equivalents. The conversion of the collected consumption data (such as electricity consumption or fuel consumption) is carried out by means of emission factors which indicate the emissions per unit (e.g. per kilowatt hour of electricity or liters of gasoline). The emission factors come mainly from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) but also from the GEMIS database (Global Emission Model of Integrated Systems, IINAS) as well as from the database Ecoinvent and are regularly updated.
What happens to the CO2 certificates after they have been sold?
The acquired number of CO2 certificates have been retired. This is significant, since this retirement is a prerequisite for the design and marketing of CO2-neutral companies. Without the retirement, a CO2 certificate could potentially be traded on the voluntary market, which would not result in additional emission reductions.
Which project is funded by the purchased emission rights?
We particularly believe in the opportunity for sustainable growth, especially in developing countries. Therefore, we support with our climate protection certificates a hydro project in Uganda. The Bujagali Hydropower Project is a hydropower plant on the Victoria Nile in the Republic of Uganda. The project sponsor is Bujagali Energy Limited. The total installed capacity of the project consists of five 52.7 MW turbines. The renewable electricity supplied by Bujagali to the grid would otherwise be generated through the combination of existing and future fossil fuels. Uganda has long suffered from electricity shortages and the problem has become increasingly acute in recent years. While the government's Emergency Program for Thermal Power Generation will help in the short term, projects like these will help the region and the country in the long term.
We make our contribution to climate protection. Instead of simply throwing empty ALLCANs away, every bottle that you send back to us goes through a second career, upcycling; In cooperation with WERKVOLL, crafting modern living accessories, such as lamps or flower pots, from perviously used ALLCANS in elaborate handwork.