In 2014, Guala Closures Group offset 26,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent generated by its Italian production plants in 2013.
This was achieved by co-funding a wind power generation project in India.
More specifically, 26,000 VCU (Voluntary Carbon Unit) credits were purchased and collected through the carbon trading company Ecoway.
The credits belong to the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and are certified by TÜV NORD.
The calculation of CO2 emissions
Since 2012, Guala Closures Group has measured and analysed the annual CO2 equivalent emissions generated by each Italian plant. The analysis was conducted using the TEA Tool, developed for Guala Closures by LCEngineering, which enables the carbon footprint of the Group’s production processes to be calculated.
The method adopted to calculate the carbon footprint of the production plants follows the guidelines contained in the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol” applicable to all organisations (companies, production plants, etc.)
The 26,000 tonnes of CO2 offset correspond to Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions (see insert below).
Scope 1 and Scope 2 encompass emissions that can be controlled and managed by the organisation and they must be calculated.