Favini is committed to reduce the carbon footprint and signed a voluntary agreement with the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea.
The voluntary commitment for the evaluation of the environmental footprint and for the reduction of the GHG emissions enhances the measures foreseen in policies of the Kyoto Protocol and of the “Climate and Energy package” adopted by the Council of the European Union in 2008.
In this context, the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea has lead off an intensive program on environmental footprint of goods and services to experiment on a large scale and optimize different evaluation systems of environmental performance.
The initiative aims at identifying the companies’ procedures of carbon management and at supporting the use of low-carbon content technologies and good practices in the manufacturing processes.
Find more on our concrete involvement in this program.
Favini chose to neutralize the unavoidable remaining emissions of the eco-friendly papers Shiro and Crush to increase value to these products and its level of Corporate Climate Responsibility.
The emissions generated by eco-friendly paper Shiro and Crush are fully offset thanks to Carbon Credits acquired by Favini to finance activities that can absorb CO2 in the atmosphere.
To offset the carbon footprint for the production of Shiro, Favini chose to fund a project in India. The intent of the project is to meet the power requirements of small and medium textile mills using the electricity generated from the wind turbines and thus promote sustainable development.
For Crush, Favini chose also to fund a reforestation project in Uganda to restore more than 6,200 hectares of Kibale National Park in order to offset the unavoidable remaining emissions generated by Crush production. The benefits of the ecosystem and the population are expressed in terms of new planted trees, protection of endangered species and positive impacts on employment and local living conditions.
Natural High Forest Rehabilitation Project on Kibale National Park, Uganda
The certificates are available here.