Eschborn, 01 March 2020 - With the support of the start-up Planetly, Zühlke has recorded the CO2 footprint of its German sites in 2019 and offset it via certified climate protection projects. The German branch of the internationally active innovation service provider is one of the pilot customers for the start-up, which was founded in 2020.
But for Alexander Kuchenbecker, Business Solution Manager at Zühlke, this is just the beginning: "The main purpose of recording our status quo is for it to be the starting point for reducing our CO2 emissions in the future." In total, Zühlke in Germany – across its five sites and 320 employees – left a footprint of 2,080 tonnes of CO2 in 2019. All greenhouse gas emissions resulting from company activities were measured. These were mainly the use of external services, the office operations, business travel and employee commuting.
To compensate for its own CO2 emissions in Germany, Zühlke supports a biogas project in Sichuan, a project for clean drinking water in Rwanda, the REDD+ Borneo rainforest project and a biomass project in Bulgaria. In addition, Zühlke participated in a reforestation project in Brandenburg by planting 100 trees.