An important milestone reached by Grazie EcoNatural.
The actions taken by Grazie EcoNatural to contribute to mitigating climate change resulted in an ambitious objective already being achieved in 2021: Climate Neutrality certification.
All the toilet papers manufactured at the production plants in Diecimo (Italy) and Laval (France) do, in fact, bear the “Climate Neutral Product” certification.
What is Carbon Neutrality
Certain gases present in the Earth’s atmosphere act like the glass of a greenhouse, capturing the heat of the sun and preventing it from returning to space.
They are, in fact, known as greenhouse gases and are essential to guaranteeing life on Earth. However, if human activity causes their concentration to exceed the planet’s capacity to absorb them and remove them over time, they become the main cause of global warming.
In order to reduce the negative effects of human activity, starting from the Industrial Revolution, on the planet and on people, the United Nations (IPPC) set the target of limiting global warming to + 1.5°C with respect to pre-industrial levels.
This means achieving global Climate Neutrality by 2050, thus re-establishing the balance between greenhouse gas emissions and their absorption.
Being Climate Neutral means taking concrete actions to achieve the necessary conditions of balance to ensure that the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions released into the atmosphere are balanced in quantity, or removed, over a specific period of time.
WHAT DOES COMPENSATING FOR THE CO2e PRODUCED MEAN?
It means balancing the residual CO2e emissions associated with an activity with a saving of CO2e produced by specific projects with an impact on the climate capable of offering benefits to the climate itself, to nature and to the community.
Through an auditing and certification process, the saving of CO2e obtained is converted into carbon offsets purchasable by the company, in order to compensate for the residual emissions and support global climate action
Lucart decided to support projects to guarantee the water access for the sustainable development in Uganda and Malawi, certified by:
Dispensers in Uganda and Malawi
20.375 t CO2e
emissions reduced annually
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of the population does not have access to a safe source of water.
Due to the disparity in access to water, people spend a large percentage of their savings and their time to procure water.
In addition, these populations rely very often on fossil fuels and non-renewable high biomasses to purify water.
This results in forest degradation and in the emission of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.
The aim of the project is to facilitate access of families and local communities to a clean and safe source of drinking water, by promoting water purification technologies with a low environmental impact. Access to clean and safe water is, in fact, essential not only to mitigating climate change, but also to guaranteeing sustainable development of the populations involved, with benefits in both socio-economic conditions and in health.
The project involves more than 537,000 people and 1,380 villages, with the installation of over 2,500 water dispensers in the areas in which the project is being performed.
AREA OF ACTION
The project is being developed in Uganda, in the districts of Budaka, Kibuku and Manafwa, and in Malawi, in the District of Mayaka & Thondwe, Zomba.