For the times we cannot completely remove the production of carbon from our operation, nor capture it, we offset it with projects like the Portel-Para REDD project
What is covered when we say we are Carbon Neutral?
We are offsetting all our carbon emissions from the moment the green beans arrive on our roastery floor to the point they are delivered to our customers’ front doors. In our case, that’s 63 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
About the REDD project
The REDD project is working to prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests, which has occurred due to logging, squattering and attempts to implement pastures. The project is expected to avoid over 22 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions over a 40-year period. This will be achieved by managing the land in the form of a "private conservation reserve".
The project is approved to CCB Standards Second Edition, Climate Adaptation & Biodiversity Gold Level. This accreditation guarantees the transparency and accuracy of carbon accounting. The Gold level award is an additional guarantee of exceptional social and environmental benefit, which for the REDD project includes the creation of new jobs and training in forest management and the protection of critical biodiversity habitats.
Carbon offsetting offers us a way to reduce the emissions that we are unable to control or eliminate ourselves. It both helps to combat global climate change as well as caring for local communities; in many instances providing much needed employment, health improvement, biodiversity and broad social benefits to impoverished communities.
Read more about the the project.
See Indigo Valley's Carbon Neutral Certificate
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