PERU 2012

In 2012, Guala Closures Group offset the CO2 emissions generated by the production of 500 million wine screwcaps through a reforestation project in Peru.


The project was based in the national reserve of Yanayacu-Maquia, in the Loreto region, province of Requena, district of Sarayacu and Maquia, in north-eastern Peru.


30,000 trees were planted to offset 6,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, corresponding to the production of 500 million screwcaps.


Implemented and coordinated by 2 NGOs – Biodiversité Amazonienne and Association Up2green Reforestation – and supervised by Ecocert Environnement, this Peruvian project encompassed the three dimensions of sustainability:

  1. Environmental benefits:
    reforestation of an area in desertification process, with the objective of restoring the ecosystem.
  2. Social benefits:
    involvement and improvement of the standard of living of 2 local communities – over 100 people – through: employment, training to manage the project, fulfilment of primary energy, food and medicinal requirements.
  3. Economic benefits:
    guarantee of a wage for work performed and income from the sale of agricultural products.