After having received the dual “Calculo-Reduzco” seal for three consecutive years, we have obtained the “Calculo, Reduzco y Compenso” seal for the first time for compensating part of our carbon footprint through a CO2 absorption project.
This distinction, awarded by the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, recognizes us as an organization that, apart from calculating its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduces them and goes a step farther by compensating part of its carbon footprint.
The absorption project responsible for this compensation and backed by Sacyr, takes place in Burgos, Spain, and aims to revitalize a deforested zone, with a high desertification risk, by eliminating erosion risks, increasing biodiversity, and improving the structure and organic matter of the soil.
In total, this project calls for the planting of more than 23 hectares of autochthonous, resilient species that will absorb more than 6,000 tons of CO2.
Cutting down emissions
Recently, we received the dual “Calculo-Reduzco” seal for the third consecutive year, which recognizes the group’s effort to to reduce the average intensity of its GHG emissions by 8.41% in Spain for scopes 1, 2, and 3 compared to 2017-2019.
The “Calculo-Reduzco” seal is granted to organizations that calculate and record their carbon footprint for a minimum of four years, have a plan to reduce their GHG emissions, and bring this reduction commitment to fruition, with the Ministry’s validation.