28 feb Norac goes for Carbon footprint standard
Over the past two decades the effects of climate change have accelerated. Considerable evidence exists proving climate change has been exacerbated by human activity. Changes in our post-industrial lifestyles have altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere, generating a build-up of greenhouse gases – primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide levels – raising the average global temperature.
The consequences of inaction will be disastrous. Sea level will continue to rise and local climate conditions to be altered causing an increase in extreme weather events, affecting forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It will also affect human health, accelerate species extinction, and disrupt many ecosystems.
Climate Change is a global threat which will impact the lives of everyone on the planet. Hence, it is vital that all individuals, businesses, organizations and governments work towards the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
We have therefore adopted a comprehensive approach to addressing our climate impact and taking care of our carbon footprint.
- Assessing our organizational emissions and the product footprint of our panels through a transparent and comprehensive Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) from cradle-to-gate. This includes the process from the extraction and processing of virgin raw materials, the production, packaging, the transport of these components to our factory and product distribution.
- Reducing our own carbon footprint through efficiency measures and reviewing our whole production process.
- Compensating emissions by planting Mangrove trees in collaboration with the Thor Heyerdahl climate park in Myanmar.