In line with its commitment to CSR, Chabé is seeking to offset its carbon emissions.
As a major player in the bespoke transport sector, its greenhouse gas emissions are significant, particularly through the use of its vehicles.
This is why Chabé is collaborating with the GoodPlanet Foundation to contribute to the carbon neutrality of our planet.
For several years now, Chabé has taken a proactive approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, but since last year the Group has decided to speed up deployment, in particular by protecting the environment and reducing its carbon footprint.
As customer journeys are a source of emissions, and therefore a powerful lever for reducing CO2 emissions, Chabé wished to start the transition towards a greener fleet, with the deployment of a fleet of electric vehicles.
At the same time, while pending a fully electric fleet, Chabé wanted to contribute to offsetting its CO2 emissions by financing projects to reduce other emissions and to carry out carbon sequestration. It is in this context that the partnership with the GoodPlanet Foundation and Chabé was born.
An extension of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s artistic work and environmental commitment, GoodPlanet, a recognised public interest foundation, aims to make ecology and humanism a central issue in order to encourage people to take concrete action for the Earth and its inhabitants.
Created in 2005 in the form of a non-profit organisation under the French Law of 1901, GoodPlanet was declared a public interest foundation in 2009 and became the ‘GoodPlanet Foundation’.
The GoodPlanet Foundation takes action in three main areas:
• Environmental and solidarity field projects
• Raising awareness and educating people on sustainable development
• Helping companies and institutions implement an environmentally responsible approach
The GoodPlanet Foundation founded one of the first carbon offset programmes in France in 2006.
Aware of the interest aroused by voluntary carbon offsetting, and of the capacities of this tool in the fight against climate change, the Action Carbone Solidaire division of the GoodPlanet Foundation wishesis today seeking to commit to a new definition of voluntary carbon offsetting: the contribution to carbon neutrality.
Carbon offsetting is done by an individual, a company or for an event, and offsets irreducible emissions by funding environmental and social field projects.
Thanks to its real-time fleet tracking tool, Masternaut, Chabé was able to calculate the CO2 emissions of its entire fleet in France. The data were collected for the fourth quarter of 2020. Chabé has contributed to carbon neutrality by reducing the equivalent of 229 tons of CO2 to the benefit of 3 projects.
These projects are categorised as reduction projects, meaning that they provide new and more efficient technology, which will allow people to emit no or less greenhouse gases.
Through its contribution, Chabé participates in the 3 projects below:
• HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECOVERY in Cameroon, Togo and Madagascar.
Sorting and composting improve local management of household waste, while reducing its impact on the environment. In addition, the production of compost contributes to the development of local agriculture that respects the environment and creates jobs for the most disadvantaged populations.
• DIFFUSION OF SOLAR COOKERS in Bolivia
A solar cooker is an insulated wooden box containing an aluminium box, all covered with double glazing to produce the greenhouse effect. The distribution of solar cookers limits the pressure on Andean forests and guarantees access to a clean and sustainable resource. Each solar cooker avoids about 1 tonne of CO2 emissions per year.
• DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROJECTS Developing Countries (DC) and Least Developed Countries (LDC)
The objective of this project is to provide developing and least developed countries with access to renewable and sustainable energy by the first half of 2021.