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19
Apr

PRIMO ESPRESSO COMMITS TO CARBON NEUTRAL BUSINESS

We are pleased to announce that German espresso bar company Primo Espresso once again committed itself to becoming carbon neutral and thereby underlining its forward thinking philosophy. The carbon footprint of all business operations and locations for the year 2015 has now been completed; and all CO2 emissions have been offset. Primo Espresso selected the Soddo Community Reforestation Project in Ethiopia for its offsetting. The project aims to restore the heavily degraded forests on the slopes of Mount Dakota in South Ethiopia’s highland region, and helps to promote local development. It has been certified by the renowned Gold Standard. Primo Espresso operates 40...
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29
Mrz

ROADMAP SUSTAINIBILITY FOR THE SENATE OF ECONOMY

As a member of the Senate of the Economy, ForestFinest Consulting attended this year’s Spring Convention in Berlin on March 28th. FFC and its brand CO2OL support and advise the association, which is committed to build a green and social market economy, in the areas of sustainability and climate change mitigation. Participants at the event discussed the question “Does Europe Have a Future?”. The President of the Senate, Prof. Franz Josef Radermacher, in his speech called for joint European actions in particular two areas – climate protection and a Marshall Plan for Africa. The Senate has responded to both challenges with its own initiatives and...
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13
Mrz

EUROPEAN CSR DIRECTIVE COMES INTO FORCE IN GERMANY

Yesterday, on 9 March 2017, the German Parliament finally adopted the “law to strengthen non-financial reporting of companies in their annual reports.” As the Federal Council, the upper house of the parliament, will probably approve the decision by the end of March, the law will then enter into force. With this resolution, the parliament in Berlin adopted the Directive 2014/95 /EU (European CSR Directive) into national law. Capital-market oriented companies, credit institutions and insurances with a company size of 500 employees must now report on their achievements in the areas of environment, society, employees, human rights and the fight against corruption. Companies can decide which...
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10
Mrz

CEO TO SPEAK AT GERMANY-AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM

ForestFinest Consulting is pleased to announce that Dirk Walterspacher, CEO of the company, will be presenting on a panel at the 2017 Germany-Africa Business Forum being held on March 23rd in Berlin. This years’ conference will focus on technology and innovation hot spots and renewable energy opportunities in Africa. Dirk Walterspacher will be speaking on the fourth panel of the day discussing the question whether Germany’s transformation towards a low carbon energy supply can be applied to African countries as well. He will be joined by representatives from companies DLO Energy Resources Group, dVentus Technologies and Ecoligo. The Germany-Africa Business Forum draws together African business, political and societal leaders...
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28
Feb

GERMAN CHIMNEY SWEEPERS DRIVE CLIMATE FRIENDLY

Already 1.720 service vehicles of chimney sweepers in Germany drive climate friendly. The climate change mitigation project of the Federal Association of Chimney Sweepers has taken off since 2016 when state’s associations such as Saxony-Anhalt have started to support the project. Chimney sweepers are increasingly seen as “climate protection managers” for households. Through their action, they support climate protection efforts and underline their new role and know-how. CO2OL has been cooperating with the Federal Association in Germany for four years. The CO2 emissions from vehicles operations are offset by Gold Standard certified reforestation projects in Panama and Ethiopia. In addition, the Association supports...
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