Investing in Natural Carbon Sinks
In order to compensate the remaining emissions, those that cannot be avoided, Benvic Group decided to invest in exemplary climate actions through the purchase of VCUs (verified carbon units)-one VCU corresponding to one ton of CO2 equivalent being removed from the atmosphere. We sponsored two projects relating to forest protection in South America through South Pole, one of the leaders in climate investments.
Bull Run Forest Protection aims to preserve the dense jungle of Belize, home to endangered species such as the jaguar, tapir, orange-breasted falcon and ocelot. The area was destined to become a large coffee farm, and the forest cut down. Instead, the Bull Run project safeguards hundreds of hectares of forest, as well as its flora, fauna, and precious watershed. The program also benefits the local population, by creating jobs in forest protection and providing educational support.
Envira Amazonia Tropical Forest Conservation fights against the rampant deforestation of the Amazon Forest. Located in the Brazilian State of Acre, a state rapidly opening up to the world and thus environmentally vulnerable, the project ensures the preservation of the forest and the improvement of the local population’s quality of life. Envira Amazonia implemented the installation of one health clinic and several bathrooms, and also hosts educational and community meetings.
Through these two projects, Benvic Group not only offsets its carbon emissions, but also contributes to a better world for everyone. One where the local population does not have to choose between their livelihood and the preservation of the environment.