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.