REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT THROUGH INVESTMENT

Environmental protection is one of the most pressing issues facing our world today and at NATCO LOGISTICS we believe that it is the responsibility of all companies and governments to act, be aware and strategically get involved in addressing this global crisis.

NATCO LOGISTICS and its staff strive to participate in the creation of a more sustainable future for all and to ensure that today’s solutions do not put tomorrow’s resources and living conditions at risk.

The term carbon footprint has appeared in the news frequently with the explosion of information that has emerged about climate change. The Carbon footprint is the overall amount of greenhouse gas emissions, consisting primarily of carbon dioxide, associated with an organization, event or production. It is one of the most common measures of the effect of a community, industry, or country on the environment. An increase in greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore in carbon footprint, is the primary event associated with climate change that has led to global warming.

NATCO LOGISTICS and its Scandinavian partner Scanlog, are reducing their carbon footprint in the freighting and transport industries by offsetting this with investment in various important projects. Their investment goes to projects that in addition to making positive climate impact, also contribute to social sustainability in local communities.

Carbon offsetting means that emissions of greenhouse gases, measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), which have not been reduced by other internal measures, are compensated through investing in emission reduction projects in developing and LDC’s (Least Developed Countries).

NATCO LOGISTICS and their freighting partner Scanlog collaborate with leading climate project developer South Pole and the projects we invest in are certified according to internationally recognised standards such as the Gold Standard, VCS and CCBS (Climate & Community Biodiversity Standard).

Our projects also contribute to sustainable ecological and social development in the regions where these projects are located, thereby contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The project we are currently investing in are:

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The Isangi forest conservation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Isangi project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) supported by Scanlog & NATCO LOGISTICS protects over 187,000 hectares of one of Earth’s most biodiverse rainforests from deforestation. As carbon sinks, forests play an important role in climate change mitigation, deforestation, however, releases the carbon stored and damages ecosystem biodiversity. The project helps to alleviate local poverty by promoting sustainable economic opportunities and developing educational initiatives to bring a brighter future to remote communities.

The project was validated under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) by Rainforest Alliance on 6 September 2014.

The Ceara renewable energy project in Brazil

The Amazon rainforest plays an important part in regulating the world’s oxygen and carbon cycles. It produces roughly six percent of the world’s oxygen.

Through the project NATCO LOGISTICS and Scanlog supports in Brazil, several small ceramics factories have switched their fuel production from native forest wood to agricultural and industrial biomass residues. The carbon credits revenue is reinvested in social, environmental and economic benefits for workers and the community.

The ceramics are located in Brazil, in the state of Ceará in the northeast region of the country.

The contribution to sustainability is being monitored applying the Sustainability Monitoring Plan, described on Section G of the Gold Standard Passport, version 05.

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The hydrologic water project in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the majority of the population boils water on wood fire stoves to make it safe for drinking, while many do not use any sort of treatment at all. The smoke this gives off can have very harmful effects on the respiratory health of women and children in particular; drinking unpurified water can lead to illnesses particularly among young children.

The project Scanlog & NATCO LOGISTICS support in Cambodia, sells locally made Ceramic Water Purifiers (CWP) at subsidised costs to their citizens. With a filter in their home, families no longer need to boil their water to make it safe to drink. This reduces indoor air pollution from wood burning and reduces pressure on Cambodia‘s vulnerable forests. The CWP purifiers are beginning to make a profound difference to those who need it most.

NATCO LOGISTICS and its staff strive to participate in the creation of a more sustainable future for all and to ensure that today’s solutions do not put tomorrow’s resources and living conditions at risk.

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