Climate protection projects
In addition to the emissions credits offered through external climate protection projects and programs, as of 2013 we will start generating carbon credits from our very own climate protection project in Lesotho, where we distribute "Save80" wood-burning stoves together with the climate protection organization atmosfair and local partners. Households in Lesotho with these stoves use up to 80 % less firewood, helping not only to reduce erosion and deforestation but to protect the country's biodiversity. In the interest of meeting the growing demand for quality carbon credits as well as diversifying our portfolio, we added two new climate protection projects in Cambodia and Uganda in 2012.
Emissions calculations and carbon offsetting data are verified annually by the leading international independent certification organization Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) in accordance with ISO 14064 standards.