We offset our emissions by financing projects in emerging regions that have a strong link with health and well-being (SDG 3) and sustainable consumption (SDG 12). These projects also drive social, economic and additional environmental benefits for the communities in which they are rolled out.
Providing access to safe drinking water while reducing wood consumption
These carbon-emission reduction projects will provide millions of liters of safe drinking water in Uganda and Ethiopia and will reduce the mortality risk from water-borne diseases. Additionally, less wood will be required for boiling water, leading to less indoor air pollution and slowing down the deforestation rate. To ensure quality, all offsets are verified under the Gold Standard.
Fighting against respiratory diseases and deforestation by means of clean cookstoves
By financing highly efficient cookstoves in Kenya and Uganda, less wood will be required for cooking, leading to lower carbon emissions, a reduction in diseases caused by indoor air pollution, and a lower deforestation rate in these regions. To ensure quality, all offsets are verified under the Gold Standard.
Providing access to clean energy while improving health and education
This project will reduce the demand-supply gap in the Dewas region of India and will provide renewable energy to more than 50,000 households. The project will also provide a mobile medical unit in 24 villages, giving diagnosis and medicines free of charge twice a month. Additional funding will be provided for educational programs and improved sanitation facilities in five local schools in order to maximize the social impact. To ensure quality, all offsets are verified under the Verified Carbon Standard.