Climate-Neutral Print Production
We see ourselves as being responsible for the environment. That's why our printed materials are produced and transported with a neutral impact on the climate.
As a company that routinely has printed products produced, we see it as our responsibility to give something back to the environment. For this reason we are committed to printing more and more of our catalogs, brochures and flyers in a climate-neutral manner. This allows us to offset emissions created by printing, and all the associated upstream and downstream operations, through accredited climate protection projects. In addition, the paper used for production comes from sustainable forestry and controlled sources.
Restoration of degraded forest areas in Uganda's Kibale National Park and protecting the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia. Kibale National Park is known for its verdant tropical rainforest, home to more than 350 native tree species, 370 species of birds, four species of wildcats and 13 species of primates. This makes it one of the key areas for biodiversity. Since the 1960s, however, the area has been steadily cleared and the soils have been depleted by shifting cultivation, which has destroyed the habitat for wildlife.
The Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary is a rich treasure of biodiversity that urgently needs to be protected. The forest provides a home for more than 950 animal species, including 75 endangered species such as the giant ibis.
By protecting the existing forest in Kibale National Park and reforesting the cleared areas, a large-scale wildlife habitat is being restored. The local population is closely involved in the activities. They help support measures such as planting, creating firebreaks and maintaining the trails. This generates a regular income for the farmers and their families and gives them important knowledge about how to use the land sustainably.
The Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary project focuses on protecting the climate and preserving the ecosystem. To reach these goals, wildlife populations are being monitored and illegal wildlife and timber trafficking networks are being disrupted in an effort to help protect the biodiversity. The local population is also closely involved in these aspects of the project in order to improve their overall situation and thereby preserve the forest sustainably.
Unfortunately, shipping printed materials still isn't possible without generating emissions that harm the climate. To improve our CO2balance and do something in favor of climate protection, we use the GoGreen initiative from Deutsche Post to ship our letters and advertising brochures. To neutralize the greenhouse gas emissions of (letter) shipments, we first calculate their volume. GoGreen then neutralizes the emissions by investing the same amount in certified international climate protection projects.
For example, the DHL Group of Deutsche Post provides highly efficient stoves to households in Lesotho, South Africa. Since firewood is often used to heat food there, these stoves are a way to reduce emissions that harm the climate. Besides that, they keep people safe from toxic smoke, and the demand for firewood decreases. As a result, deforestation in Lesotho is either slowed down or prevented altogether.