Codema recently received the CO2-conscious certificate for achieving level 3 on the CO2 Performance Ladder. It makes the company one of the first companies in the horticultural sector who gets this certificate. Together with customers, partners and employees, Codema wants to exploit the possibilities for CO2 and energy reduction and thereby reduce CO2 emissions and energy use.
Codema sets an ambitious goal when it comes to CO2 and energy reduction: completely CO2 neutral. To achieve this, they developed a structured plan to measure, reduce and compensate for CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Codema's 2019 footprint with scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions indicates 2,140 tons of own CO2 emissions. Each year, Codema carries out the same measurement and compares the footprint with previous years. In this way, they can monitor emissions, and they are sending measures to reduce CO2 emissions and make business operations more sustainable.
Understanding, reducing and compensating
Codema takes several measures to reduce its footprint. They consider whether they can make better choices, such as opting for green power, solar panels, limiting flight movements and a hybrid fleet.
Climate neutral business is also important to investor Nordian Capital. Nordian's entire investment portfolio compensates for all its emissions through certified contracts with the Land Life Company. This foundation is committed to the reforestation of 2 billion hectares of land around the world.
CO2 Performance Ladder
A CO2 Performance Ladder is a tool that helps organizations like Codema to reduce their CO2 emissions in their organization, projects and business. It provides insight into the different energy flows and the footprint. It encourages Codema to develop ambitious goals to reduce CO2 emissions and energy use. Also, they are participating in an initiative aimed at reducing CO2 emissions and energy use. The CO2 Performance Ladder was developed in 2009 by ProRail and since 2011 in ownership and management of the Climate Friendly Contracting Foundation (SKAO).
Project leader Gijs Termeer of SKAO: "SKAO congratulates Codema Systems Group on achieving level 3 on the CO2 Performance Ladder. The organization shows decisiveness through its innovative and sustainable business operations. In addition to Codema, more and more companies are endorsing the added value of this instrument. The CO2 Performance Ladder is the business standard instrument for a sustainable green economy."