In line with its ISO 14001 commitments, Audemat decided to expand its responsible approach to environmental concerns by offsetting its 2007 carbon dioxide emissions — estimated at 650 tons — through involvement in three eco-friendly projects.
After consultation, the entire Audemat staff chose three projects offered by GoodPlanet, a non-profit organization that works to promote sustainable development.
The first involves the reforestation of small properties belonging to the indigenous Mapuche communities in Chile.
The goal of the second project, running in Région Saint-Louis in northern Senegal, is to produce green charcoal from agricultural residues or renewable biomass and stem the increase in deforestation and CO2 emissions.
The third project seeks to reforest land in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia by buying and returning parcels of land to the indigenous Kogi people.
“In a high technology company such as Audemat, we are convinced that progress can save us from progress,” said Audemat Group President Bruno Rost. “In order to achieve that, we must always work so that our industrial and economical development and growth become sustainable,” he said.