Climate Positive Since 2021
combit is making an active contribution to climate protection and was climate positive for the first time in 2021. As part of a climate project in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences in Constance, Germany, we calculated our carbon footprint, implemented concrete savings and initiated offsets. In addition to major factors such as electrical power, heating and mobility, we’ve also scrutinized our daily habits together with the students including catering, paper consumption and waste, and optimized them successively. Ultimately, the students’ calculations revealed that remaining emissions amounting to 43 metric tons of CO2 had to be offset in order to be climate-positive.
How has offsetting been accomplished? Emissions that couldn’t (yet) be avoided have been offset by combit. Offsetting has been achieved by means of peatland rewetting, because peatlands are the world’s largest carbon reservoirs and they’re only able to fulfil this function with a healthy water balance. combit has decided to work with MoorFutures in this regard because offsetting finances a project in Germany, and because offsetting neither reduces national climate targets nor does it lead to so-called double counting. What’s next for combit? Emissions will be reduced to a minimum in the years to come. Business trips will be replaced to the greatest possible extent by remote maintenance and online conferences – after the pandemic as well – and air travel will be avoided. Offerings for employee tickets for public transportation and leased company bicycles will be expanded. SmartOffice solutions (heating, lighting) and other energy-saving measures are currently being evaluated. Long-term commitment to environmental protection Being climate-positive is a further, logical step in the process initiated by combit years ago: aligning the company to ecological and social considerations, and not only to economic factors. combit has joined the Entrepreneurs for Future initiative, has already participated twice as a company in the Climate Strike organized by Fridays for Future, and is a member of “Konstanz klimapositiv 2030” (positive climate balance sheet for Konstanz by 2030). “The climate change will be humanity’s greatest challenge. If we don’t set our priorities right today, we’ll be making a mistake which can never be corrected – a fact with which science agrees unanimously,” say Christiane Kördel and Peter Magulski, owners and founders of combit. Further information concerning combit’s commitment: About us
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