Azura's 100% carbon neutral
The guarantee of carbon neutrality on all production of tomatoes, herbs and flowers
As of December 2020, the Azura Group, a tomato producer and supermarkets supplier, becomes 100% carbon neutral. From production (tomatoes, aromatic herbs, edible flowers) to support functions, nearly 192 t CO000e will be offset each year, through the support of two projects: the construction of a wind farm in Morocco and the production sustainable Brazil nut within the Amazon rainforest in Peru.
- 100%: All of the CO2e emissions of Azura tomatoes, herbs and flowers will be the subject of a reduction or compensation program each year
- 20%: This is the amount of CO2e emissions that Azura has reduced since 2010.
- 2: These are the projects supported by Azura as part of offsetting all of its CO2e emissions.
The term “carbon neutral” refers to reducing the CO2 emissions of a product or a company to Zero by one of two mechanisms: reduction or compensation.
Carbon footprint of companies
A company's carbon footprint is the result of its carbon footprint. The emissions taken into account are divided into three categories: emissions controlled or generated directly by the company, by the purchase of energy or by indirect emissions upstream and downstream (raw materials, logistics, disposal, transport employees, etc.).
Each greenhouse gas has a different impact on global warming and can stay in the atmosphere for different lengths of time. Therefore, for ease of comparison, they have been converted to “CO2 equivalents”. This means that when we talk about CO2 equivalents (CO2e), all the gases defined below in the Kyoto Protocol are taken into account: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide ("laughing gas", N2O), fluorocarbons (H-FKW / HFC), perfluorinated hydrocarbons (FKW / PFC), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).
Carbon offset projects
Carbon offset projects help eliminate or prevent greenhouse gases from remaining in or entering the atmosphere through initiatives such as forest protection, afforestation or the use of renewable energies. Carbon offset projects also contribute to sustainable development by ensuring the supply of drinking water or by developing local infrastructures that create employment opportunities for local communities and help to preserve biodiversity. To be considered as participating in carbon offsetting, projects must meet the following criteria: additionality, exclusion of double counting, permanence and regular verification by an independent third party.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals refer to the 17 goals established by the Member States of the United Nations and which are brought together in the Agenda 2030. This agenda was adopted by the UN in September 2015. They define targets to be achieved by the horizon 2030. The targets are 169 in number and are common to all the countries involved. The objectives are a response to the “5Ps”: people, prosperity, planet, peace, partnerships.