We have stringent requirements of the quality of our products and services. And we have this verified: The development, sales and the manufacture of our special machines and systems have been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humankind since the end of the Ice Age. There is now a global consensus that we urgently need to limit this human-made climate change. The success of emission reductions depends to a large extent on the voluntary and consistent action of industry in the industrialised countries. We too are prepared to take responsibility for the world we leave to our children and grandchildren.
For this reason, we have reduced the greenhouse gas emissions of August Mössner GmbH & Co. KG and our services and compensated them by purchasing a total of 2600 climate protection certificates for 2020-2021. With these certificates, we support a hydropower project in Mali under the auspices of the United Nations.
Greenhouse gases are distributed evenly in the atmosphere. It therefore makes sense to avoid emissions where costs are lowest. In addition, projects in developing and emerging countries contribute to improving the economic, social and ecological situation and support the achievement of the United Nations’ sustainability goals. For emerging and developing countries, emission trading is a key driver for the transfer of clean technologies and sustainable economic development.
Why are we doing this? Because we have understood what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has conclusively stated: The avoidance of emissions costs only 0.6% of the annual added value, while the elimination of the damage costs many times more in the case of a “continue as is”.
We are aware of our special responsibility as a company towards future generations and have acted accordingly. The climate burden associated with our company has been determined for us by Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG: Our CO2 footprint amounts to approx. 1293 tons of CO2 equivalent pollutants per year.
As an illustration: On average, a German causes about 10 tons of CO2 per year through his lifestyle.
This makes our company one of the first in our industry to compensate its emissions voluntarily according to the Kyoto Protocol.