Environmental protection has been a top priority at Maintal Konfitüren for many years. We have been covering our energy needs with green electricity for a long time. We are constantly working to reduce water and energy consumption and to use fossil fuels sustainably and sparingly. More than 50% of our spreads contain ingredients from controlled organic farming, thus conserving nature’s resources. We record our emissions in order to work continuously on further reducing and avoiding them. And much more. We are certainly already doing a lot of things right. But that is not enough for us.
No matter how sustainable and economical you are, every person and every company produces carbon emissions. That is why we have decided to offset our emissions. Forest protection for unavoidable emissions. We don’t want to buy a clear conscience with this but we are spending money on environmental damage that we have also helped to cause. At the same time, of course, we are continuing to work on gradually making our carbon footprint neutral.
In addition to avoiding and reducing greenhouse gases, offsetting is an important step in holistic climate action. Without offsetting, the Paris Agreement target is no longer achievable – the necessary technologies simply do not yet exist to reduce all emissions drastically enough. Investing in climate action projects also promotes sustainable development in Southern Hemisphere countries, so progress does not have to be based solely on fossil fuels.
We are supporting the “Forest protection in Madre de Dios, Peru”, climate action project with our company’s climate neutrality. www.climatepartner.com/1057
With this we are supporting a 100,000-hectare area in the Amazon with the world’s highest biological diversity, which is under threat from a road construction project between Brazil and Peru. And as a result not just the forest as a CO2 reservoir but also indigenous peoples, pumas, macaws, howler monkeys and the mahogany tree.
Through our commitment, we are ensuring that forests are preserved in the long term together with the local population and that the protection of forests is valued more highly than their deforestation. The projects also create alternative sources of income and educational opportunities.
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1. Calculate carbon emissions
Together with ClimatePartner we have calculated our CCF – Corporate Carbon Footprint. This includes emissions from sources such as energy and heating, business travel, office supplies and everything else that we use in the operation of our company.
2. Avoid and reduce emissions
Our CCF calculation shows us where we need to reduce our carbon emissions. We update it every year to monitor our progress and identify additional areas for improvement.
3. Carbon offset
For the time being, some emissions remain unavoidable. We offset them by supporting a project from the ClimatePartner portfolio: “Forest protection in Madre de Dios, Peru, www.climatepartner.com/1057
4. Create transparency
Via our label stating "climate neutral company" and the ID, you can track our climate neutrality through the ClimatePartner ID tracking tool: www.climatepartner.com/16186-2105-1001