Eley, Insight's parent company, has obtained ISO 14064 Certification (GHG - Greenhouse Gas Emissions), and is contantly committed to funding projects with a positive impact on the ecosystem, earning recognition as a Carbon Neutral Company.
So what does that mean?
Through our carbon footprint, the measurement that expresses total emissions of greenhouse gases in CO2, it is possible to accurately quantify the emissions of different phases of the life cycle of a product (creation, transformation, production, transportation, consumption, end of life): this allows us to implement actions and measures aimed at reducing our carbon footprint.
However, there is a physiological threshold below which it is not possible to reduce CO2 emissions. This is where the concept of offsetting comes in: the possibility of compensating for the remaining inevitable emissions. This is how a company can be defined as carbon neutral, by measuring its emissions and offsetting them trhough investments in projects that protect the enviornment.
Currently, Eley is funding two project with the aim of offsetting physiological CO2 emissions.
Palm Oil Biomass
This project finances the construction of a cogeneration unit for the production of steam and electricity to meet all the needs of a plam oil production unit located in India. The fuel of the cogeneration unit is vegetable waste (shells, empty fruit clusters) from the processing of palm oil within the same unit. Through this virtuous system, the entire processing of palm oil including waste meets energy requirements by reducing dependence on imports.
- Econmonic: 100% of the company's employees are local communities (medical, subsistence, maternity, part-time, etc.)
- Environmental: the production unit conserves local resources, keeps under control non-legal biomass fires with significant reduction of CO2 twoards the environment; more than 90% of the raw material used comes from renewable sources
Waste Heap Project
This project finances the reclamation of a landfill that collects waste from coal mining; the waste from the process tends to ignite with emissions not only of CO2 but also of dangerous substances in both the atmosphere and in the soil. The removal of waste takes place with bulky machines that are able to process the waste by separating the local residues from the rock fractions.
- Evironmental: cancellation of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and cancellation of pollutants harmful to the environment and man both in the atmosphere and in the soil.