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Flyerline Schweiz AG is a 100% climate neutral company
As our environment and our climate are extremely important to us, we go to great lengths to protect them. One way in which we do this is by offsetting our entire carbon footprint, meaning that all printed matter produced at our facilities is 100% climate neutral.
Climate-neutral printing – for a sustainable future
As a company, we want to make a significant contribution toward promoting sustainability and climate protection so that future generations can live their lives as freely as we do today. Our evolution is an ongoing process and we have decided to make all of Flyerline Schweiz AG climate neutral. 100% climate neutrality means that we offset each and every product we produce for you as well as any other CO2 emissions produced by us and our activities over the course of the year. These include employee travel, business trips, our vehicle fleet, office supplies, water, electricity, heating – quite simply any and all CO2 emissions attributable to us.
Of course, we feel it’s our responsibility to bear these costs. For you, that means any printed matter ordered from us is automatically climate neutral at no extra charge and may be labelled “climate neutral”. Use this for your own communications and to make a statement in favour of a sustainable future.
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All our products are climate neutral
Climate neutrality means that our company’s CO2 emissions – including those of each and every one of our products – can be offset through climate protection projects. Making our products climate neutral is a three-step process:
1. Calculating our CO2 emissions
Every year we keep a record of the relevant sources of CO2 emissions with respect to both our company and our printed products and use this information as a basis for defining measures we can take to prevent and reduce those emissions. To calculate our carbon footprint, we keep track of any CO2 emissions produced by the materials we use, our production processes, logistics and other sources. We also factor in our general business activities, such as administration and business trips.
2. Offsetting CO2 emissions through a climate protection project
The mechanism used to offset CO2 emissions is based on the fact that greenhouse gases are distributed evenly in the atmosphere and their concentration is therefore approximately the same everywhere on earth. Because of that, precisely where on earth these emissions are caused or prevented is irrelevant in terms of the global concentration of greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect. It goes to follow that any emissions that aren’t preventable locally can be offset mathematically through climate protection measures implemented at another location. This offsetting is achieved through climate protection projects. Climate protection projects, like the forest conservation project we support to promote the sustainable cultivation of Brazil nuts in Peru, are capable of achieving enormous reductions in CO2 emissions. Independent organisations review all projects on a regular basis and they are certified in accordance with international standards so you can rest assured that each and every measure is actually implemented on site.
3. Using the climate neutral label on products
Since each and every printed item we produce is climate neutral (at no extra cost), it goes without saying that our customers can also mark them with a “climate neutral” label. This label offers full transparency: Entering the ID on www.climatepartner.com lets customers check how much CO2 was offset and which climate protection project was supported. Use this label to increase your customers’ awareness of issues related to climate protection.
Forest conservation through the sustainable cultivation of Brazil nuts
Forest conservation, Tambopata, Peru
In this project, 400 indigenous families work together to protect 300,000 hectares of primary rainforest in the Amazon region. The forest is their livelihood and provides a habitat for countless species of plants and animals. As new roads are being built to improve access to more remote areas, this also goes hand in hand with an increase in illegal deforestation. This project gives land rights to the families to ensure that they have sustainable sources of income, one of which being the cultivation of Brazil nuts. That makes illegal deforestation unattractive. These small farmers receive microloans, marketing and transport support and are even taught how to process their crops to make soap and oil, for example.
How does forest conservation help protect the environment?
Forests are some of the planet’s most important reservoirs of carbon, home to an enormously diverse range of species and the basis of life for each and every one of us. Global forest cover has declined sharply in recent decades due to the expansion of urban settlements, agricultural use, illegal logging and mining. Forest conservation projects ensure that forests are preserved in the long term and that greater value is attached to the conservation of forests than to their deforestation. Project participants work together with the local population to protect the area from negative influences by establishing alternative sources of income and offering educational opportunities. Forests store different amounts of carbon per hectare depending on their location, whereby a particularly large amount of carbon is stored in the vegetation and soil found in tropical swamp forests, primary rainforests and mangroves.
Do you want to mark the printed products you ordered from us as “climate neutral”? Click here to go directly to the Label Generator where you’ll also find information on how to use it.Follow this link