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Our historical CO2 to be captured through forest conservation with WWF

We will capture our historical carbon emissions – since our foundation in 1941 - by investing in forest and biodiversity projects developed and managed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). 

2041 target: Capture our historical carbon footprint

5.6 million tonnes CO2 captured through forest and biodiversity projects equal to our carbon emissions from 1941 to 2041.

At a time when the planet is facing dual climate and nature crises, we want to raise the bar for corporate climate and nature action. That is why we initiated a collaboration with WWF to help halt habitat loss and preserve biodiversity, which is crucial to achieve a sustainable future. 

Our partnership with WWF will conduct a total of five major forest projects in tropical forest landscapes with high biodiversity value. These projects around the world will capture approx. 5.6 million tonnes of CO2e, including a 25 percent safety buffer. This is the equivalent of the VELUX Group’s historical CO2 since its foundation in 1941 and up to its 100-year anniversary in 2041 (scope 1 and 2). 

Lifetime Carbon Neutral

The forest conservation and preservation projects with WWF will capture our historical carbon footprint.

At the same time, we will reduce our future carbon emissions in line with what science says is necessary.  By taking responsibility for all our historical carbon emissions, and at the same taking responsibility for our future carbon emissions, we will become Lifetime Carbon Neutral.

Why forest conservation and where

Forest conservation is one of the most effective methods to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and help mitigate climate change. The 20-year forest programme managed by WWF will identify and develop new forest conservation projects around the world that have the greatest positive impact on climate change. The first two projects will be in Myanmar and Uganda. All five projects will help us deliver on our lifetime carbon neutral commitment. The forest projects will conserve and restore forest cover of an estimated 200,000 Ha of high biodiversity value tropical forests.

Definitions of scope 1 and 2

Scope 1 includes direct emissions from owned or controlled sources, e.g. company facilities, company cars.

Scope 2 includes indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the reporting company.