Herne, Germany, maintained its carbon neutral status in 2018. The site commissioned an external consultancy to calculate the amount of GHG it generated. Following the survey, the site purchased 11,000 carbon certificates to offset the 2017 and 2018 energy usage. The purchase of these certificates supported two climate protection projects involving hydropower in Uganda and wind turbines in India. The site is now on its way to achieving carbon neutral status for 2019.

For the fifth consecutive year, our Vernon manufacturing facility in France has offset its GHG emissions based on its 2018 energy consumption. The site partnered once again with local organization “Forest for Life”, supporting the planting of 180 trees though the organization’s Togo program. The program not only helps to restore areas affected by deforestation, it also supports the local population through the provision of access to water, nutritional food programs and creation of local jobs.