Responsibility policy is the environment and, in particular, the fight against climate change. For this reason, in 2019 Itram Higiene took on the responsibility of managing its carbon footprint by calculating and offsetting the CO2 emissions generated from its activity and defining future reduction actions.
For the second year in a row, the company offsets the emissions generated by its activity by purchasing 19 carbon credits from the Andhra Pradesh project. 4.2 MW renewable energy. This is a wind energy project in India. The project activity installs and operates Suzlon turbines with a total installed capacity of 4.2 MW. The activity of the project contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions using renewable resources (wind energy) for the generation of energy that would otherwise have been generated in thermal power plants, using fuels fossils. The energy generated is sold on the national grid.
The project generates an annual average of 8,462 MWh of renewable energy, which allows a reduction in GHG emissions of 8,152 tCO2e per year. In addition, it contributes with additional environmental and social benefits such as increasing job opportunities in the area, improving energy efficiency and electricity supply in the area, offering environmental awareness courses in schools in the region, etc.