Climate change cannot be ignored. It will require a transition to a low-carbon economy and we want to be part of the solution by pushing the world towards a more sustainable future. In 2019, we decided to cut the carbon and become carbon neutral, but the journey will not end here. Learn how we continue our efforts below.
Lars Troen, CFO & VP, Head of IT & Finance
Danske Commodities' sustainability programme, 'Cut the Carbon', involves three main workstreams:
For us, carbon neutrality is an ongoing journey, encompassing a long-term outlook on sustainability and striving for constant improvement of the business practices of the company. In other words, we aim to reduce, balance and repeat.
For us, carbon neutrality is an iterative process, meaning that each time we repeat the cycle, we move closer to the desired result of becoming a truly green business. Our company's climate targets are aligned with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 climate goal of the Danish government to reduce emissions by 70%.
This is because Danske Commodities firmly believes that a sustainability programme led through ambitious long-term targets is the business model of the future.
New recycling bins were installed in DC, an idea that originated from our colleagues Rikke and Justina. By sorting waste and turning organics into biogas, we generate energy, cut carbon emissions and help prevent environmental degradation. Let the sorting begin!
One day a week, we cut the meat. Through Meatless Mondays in the canteen, our kitchen chef Christian helps us reach the goal of reducing our meat consumption by 10% in 2020. Giving up meat for just one day a week won't change the world, but every meatless meal helps just a little bit.
Susanne and Helene, two of our devoted employees, decided to take matters into their own hands and level up our recycling by harvesting the clips from our soda cans. The clips are donated to a Thai hospital to make light-weight prosthetics. Sometimes, little things make a big difference...
NET CARBON FOOTPRINT
For more information please contact Rikke Toudahl Hansen.
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