Retarus’ head workplace in Munich has bought certificates for 60 tons of CO2, offsetting the fossil fuels required for heating the premises and different unavoidable emissions in 2023.
The consumption of vitality at Retarus consists of roughly 80 % electrical energy and 20 % fossil fuels, the latter primarily devoted to heating the corporate’s places of work. The electrical energy Retarus consumes has already been obtained solely from renewable sources since 2007 – to be extra exact, this inexperienced vitality is drawn from licensed hydroelectric energy vegetation.
Our share of the district heating offered to the Criterion workplace constructing at 30 Aschauer Straße is estimated to quantity to round 52 tons of CO2 equivalents for 2023. We’re compensating for these unavoidable emissions by buying carbon offset certificates from the Stadtwerke München (Munich’s municipal utilities firm). On this method, our consumption is compensated for by emission-reducing actions elsewhere.
To enter extra element, we’re supporting 4 tasks: establishing photovoltaic programs in India, establishing wind energy services in India, aiding reforestation in Panama and bettering energy-efficiency in Ghana. These tasks are completely licensed in accordance with “Gold Commonplace” and all are ex-post certificates, which means that the discount in emissions has already taken place. The CO2 financial savings are credited solely to Retarus – there isn’t a double counting. As well as, all of the tasks are of a long-term nature. Retarus can also be concerned in native tasks by way of SWM, that are centered on the development, operation and/or upkeep of renewable vitality services.
All of which means that we will characterize the providers offered by Retarus as climate-neutral in good conscience. What’s extra, our exterior information facilities are largely working on renewable vitality sources already, and we’re consistently in shut contact with our service suppliers on this regard. As we’re not ready have an affect on the vitality combine throughout the board, we’ve taken the extra step of buying 15 % extra offset certificates than our calculations strictly require.