Zukunftsorientierte Unternehmen wie die DKT achten in allen Geschäftsbereichen auf eine sparsame Nutzung von Ressourcen. 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 Focus On the Future is to keep the consumption of CO2 emissions as low as possible. For this reason, the company has had the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the company recorded and offset them 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.
The climate impact of DKT Deutsche Kennzeichen Technik has been determined by Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG: Our CO2 footprint is approx. 5,700 tonnes of CO2 equivalent pollutants per year. To illustrate: On average, a German causes about 11.6 tons of CO2 per year through his lifestyle.
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.