Offsetting our remaining CO2 emissions

80 780

Tonnes of CO2e compensated in 2017

The second commitment of our Greenhouse Neutral Programme is to compensate all CO2 emissions we cannot avoid. For the seven emissions sources covered by it, we bought and retired VERs for a total of 80 780 tonnes of CO2e in 2017.

We are keen to ensure that the VERs we buy are of a high environmental standard and have developed a set of criteria to select the projects generating certificates. In particular, we give priority to those which create strong social side effects and benefit the poorest regions. You can read more about the compensation projects we selected in 2017 in Focus: Switch to renewable biomass at ceramic factories in Brazil.