Carbon Zero at Refreshment Systems
We are on a journey to eliminate any negative impact we have on the environment. Since 2008, we’ve been working with a carbon management company to calculate and offset our corporate carbon footprint in order to become carbon zero.
As a company, we chose to support the Kenyan Energy Efficient Stove Project. The project builds energy saving cooking stoves for villages in Kenya. Resulting in a 50% reduction in the need for firewood, preventing carbon from being emitted from the stoves. In addition to carbon prevention it also provides families with a cost and time effective method to cook with.
The reduced need for firewood helps to prevent deforestation, in turn benefitting the wildlife in terms of their habitat. It is also a healthier method of cooking as it reduces indoor smoke by half. Indoor smoke is a serious problem in Africa and is dubbed the “kitchen killer”, as it is responsible for 1.6 million deaths in the country every year.
We are proud of the impact that we have achieved so far: