CarbonNeutral® projects

Elopak compensates for remaining emissions by supporting two projects with verified emission reductions, also in addition to other positive sustainability impacts, such as improved local health and well-being.

Elopak compensates for remaining emissions by supporting two projects with verified emission reductions, also in addition to other positive sustainability impacts, such as improved local health and well-being.

Rimba Raya: Protecting rainforest and the orangutan in Borneo, Indonesia 

As paperboard is one of the key raw materials in our cartons, Elopak has chosen to support one project that directly contribute to reducing deforestation. The Rimba Raya project protects over 640 square kilometers of rainforest and forms a vital patrolled buffer zone between the palm oil plantations and the Tanjung Puting National Park, home to one of the last remaining wild populations of orangutans on Earth. The project protects the local rainforest by two main mechanisms: by incentivizing the local population to protect the forest and by direct prevention of illegal logging by patrols and guard towers. Furthermore, the project improves the local communities, by providing clean water, improving health care for forest dependent communities and by providing employment opportunities for local people in the area. The project is validated and verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and has obtained Triple Gold status within the Climate Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard.  
 
The Rimba Raya project has saved a large portion of the area in dark green from becoming palm oil plantations. The project is the largest donor to the Orangutan Foundation International, which runs several protection programs for the orangutan population. 

KENYA: IMPROVED COOKSTOVES PROJECT

The Kenya Improved Cookstoves project aims to tackle key development issues by building sustainable supply chains for cooking products. As a Gold Standard project, the objective is to serve the most vulnerable communities across Kenya by tackling health and safety issues relating to traditional cookstoves, whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project leads to reduced dependence on non-renewable biomass sources, while promoting financial security, female empowerment and local job creation. By subsidizing the sale of fuel-efficient cookstoves across Kenya, cooking conditions are improved, safety is maintained and indoor air pollution is reduced.