Future-oriented companies like DKT pay attention to the economical use of resources in all business areas. The success of emission reductions depends to a large extent on the voluntary and consistent action of the economy in the industrialised countries. DKT Deutsche Kennzeichen Technik GmbH is also prepared to take responsibility for the environment.
The common goal of DKT and Fokus Zukunft is to keep the consumption of CO2 emissions as low as possible in the long term. In the future, DKT’s production of license plates will count on recycled aluminium, which will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30%. In addition, the company has had the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the company recorded and offset by purchasing climate protection certificates for the year 2021 – 2023.
With these certificates, DKT supports a UN CER wind energy in India, a Verified Carbon Standard hydropower plant in Chile and a Gold Standard cooking stove in Honduras.
“We are aware of our special responsibility as a company towards future generations and have acted accordingly,” says DKT Managing Director Bernhard Gött.
What is a CO2 footprint?
It is the measure of the amount of greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly by an activity of an individual, company, organization, event or product. The basic idea behind this is to create a basis on which influences on the climate can be measured, evaluated and compared. As a result, necessary reductions can be identified, measures developed and their effectiveness evaluated.
What does climate neutrality mean?
According to the principle of CO2 compensation described in the Kyoto Protocol, greenhouse gases that are produced in one place on earth and cannot be avoided are to be saved by climate protection projects in another place. To finance this, companies buy certificates for corresponding climate protection projects from the six available project sectors (biomass, cooking stoves, solar energy, forest protection, hydropower and wind energy). Each certificate represents 1 ton of CO2, which is saved by the respective project.
There are numerous climate protection projects worldwide, most of which support renewable energy projects. The initiators of these projects receive emission credits for their commitment, which can be traded in the form of climate protection certificates. The amount is measured, for example, by comparing it with the emissions that would have been caused by the construction of a coal-fired power plant.