INPACS, Climate Neutral Company 201803.07.19HQ
In 2018, INPACS participated for the third time in a GHG emissions offset program with the non-profit organisation “Climate without Borders” and has in this course successfully renewed its certificate of Carbon Neutrality through the purchase of Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER). These VER credits are invested in a program for clean water through borehole rehabilitation in rural districts of Uganda. The program is Gold Standard-certified and therefore makes measurable contributions to a sustainable development.
Renovated boreholes deliver clean and safe water while a maintenance program ensures they remain in full working order. Unsafe water leads to massive health problems such as infections and diarrhea. That’s why a large percentage of the Ugandan population boils their water, leading to releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases, resulting in indoor air pollution and contributing to deforestation in Uganda.
The program supports the pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are also the fundamental framework of the INPACS sustainability management. In reducing health expenditures of Ugandan families, the program promotes SDG 1 “No Poverty”. Due to the renovated boreholes no more health-damaging smoke accumulates in the house during boiling water, which benefits the health of the families and contributes to SDG 3 “Good Health and Well-Being”. Free access to safe and clean water facilitates the decline of infection rates and the realisation of SDG 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation”. Furthermore, the program leads to the avoidance of firewood as well as deforestation and in this course preserves the local ecosystem and promotes SDG 13 “Climate Action”.