Climate Neutral Printing

The objective of climate protection is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide. The first step in all climate protection activities is an inventory of the amount of carbon emissions released by a company, a product, or a service. These so-called carbon footprints allow you to identify potentials for the avoidance and reduction of carbon emissions. For example, this can take place through efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy sources. By supporting carbon offset projects, you can also offset the carbon emissions that cannot be avoided in the short term.

In climate neutral printing, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production of the print product is calculated and subsequently offset using emission reduction certificates from internationally recognized carbon offset projects. The emissions caused by the substrate, the printing materials, printing, processing and transportation are taken into account.

Carbon offset projects avoid carbon emissions. For instance, a wind farm in Turkey improves the energy supply in the region without using fossil fuels – such as coal and diesel – and releasing carbon emissions. These are tradeable CO2 savings in the form of emission reduction certificates. The mechanism of emissions trading globally enables the promotion of sustainable development and the avoidance of CO2 at the lowest possible cost. To this end, different types of carbon offset projects are used – such as hydro-power plants, biomass plants, wind farms, reforestation projects and forest protection projects.

In 2018 and 2017 we sponsored the Ecomapuá project. This is located in Pará, a state in Northeastern Brazil, and comprises an area of about 90,000 ha on the Marajó island at the mouth of the Amazon river.

You can find out more about the particular project involved by clicking on the links or scanning the QR codes below. Have a look, it really is quite interesting.

In 2015 & 2016 we sponsored a forest protection project in the Kasigau Wildlife Corridor, Kenya.