Offsetting our remaining CO2 emissions
Tonnes of CO2e compensated in 2018
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 75 794 tonnes of CO2e in 2018.
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 a compensation project we selected in 2018 in Focus: Turning cotton waste into clean electricity in northwest China.