INPACS, a Climate Neutral Company
In this respect, INPACS Headquarters have built up an Environmental Management System and has been certified according to ISO 14001 in June 2015. The environmental data requested in the context of this management system gave INPACS transparency of its GHG footprint, mainly caused by personnel travelling.
As a result, INPACS decided to counter balance all its GHG emissions by investing in efficient cook stoves in Uganda with yearly GHG savings of 1.5 tonnes per stove. By this action, more than 140,000 tonnes of charcoal and firewood are saved each year, too, lowering pressure on Uganda’s forests and saving them from deforestation.
At the same time, this Gold Standard project (GS VER) has a social impact such as lower energy costs and reduced indoor smoke. Less time spent collecting firewood means more time for girls to attend school and for women to pursue income generating activities. Local artisans earn a living making these efficient stoves. As pointed out by José Del Pino, INPACS CEO: “This initiative is part of our firm and true sustainable approach, being a clear signal as a market leader to all of our partners and members that increasing the awareness of such activities is also the motivation essential to taking further steps in the near future.”