Regional removal – protecting the climate worldwide
Since May 2011, if desired, environmentally friendly customers can ask for a climate-neutral removal. In this case the CO2 emissions that are incurred during the removal or storage are compensated for via recognised climate-protection programmes. Since every removal, regardless of whether it is executed within Darmstadt or far away, e.g. to Munich, produces a specific amount of CO2. Apart from our own commitment to act and do business in an environmentally manner, our customers are now also given the opportunity of actively supporting environmental protection.
What are the characteristics of climate-protection projects?
Climate-protection projects are facilities for the generation of clean energy or for CO2-storage. They are financed by emission reduction certificates from emission trade. By buying certificates within the context of emission trade, the reduction of CO2 creation is guaranteed. These climate-protection projects are financed with the purchase price that is calculated for the certificates.
Independent and reputable CO2-calculation
The CO2 emission values of your removal are precisely calculated by our removal company on the basis of a "carbon footprint”. The climate-protection expert, Climate Partner, captures all relevant emission sources for Friedrich Friedrich every year, so as to allow a well-founded calculation foundation for climate-neutral removals. Per 1,000 kg of removal-related CO2 emissions that can be processed in a climate-neutral manner, 3.5 trees are planted in Cost Rica (BaumInvest) via our climate-protection project.
How high are the removals costs for a climate-neutral removal?
The surcharge is low. On average, the additional costs are €7 for a private removal, depending on the size of the household and kilometres travelled. For this small investment, you will receive a personal certificate after your move, which confirms your responsibility and your active involvement in protecting the environment.
The economy has a particular responsibility for climate protection and the environmental awareness of our society is increasing. For this reason, I find it only consistent and sensible to offer such a service.
Ralf Stößel, Managing Partner
We are actively engaged
In addition to our offer of climate-neutral removals, we also use electricity and heat gained from renewable energy sources. At the end of 2013, a large-surface photovoltaic plant was installed on the roof of the company location in Griesheim (close to Darmstadt) and supplemented with comprehensive modernisation measures. Our TÜV- certified (German Association for Technical Inspection) environmental management system, in accordance with ISO 14001, transparently confirms our objectives and concrete measures for environmental protection.