Learn more about the climate neutral banana you bought

OUR BRAND

BE CLIMATE is the new climate neutral brand by
PORT INTERNATIONAL and the first brand to offer CO2 neutral fruit and vegetables.
The new brand BE CLIMATE is the expression of the philosophy by which we have lived for decades: “Partner for Generations”.

OUR BRAND VALUES ARE:

WHAT DOES CLIMATE NEUTRAL MEAN?

THE JOURNEY: CALCULATION. REDUCTION. COMPENSATION.

To us, climate neutral means that as a company, we act in a climate friendly way and offer our customers products whose CO2 emissions are compensated with the help of internationally recognised carbon offset projects, making it effectively possible for clients and consumers to protect our climate in an easy and comprehensible manner. To achieve this, we calculate the total CO2 emissions caused by the fruit or vegetable on its way from the country of origin to the point of sale, including cultivation, packing, and logistics. Then we reduce the CO2 emissions wherever possible and compensate the inevitable emissions by supporting certified carbon offset projects.

Of course, we know that climate neutral products are only the first step, which must be followed by many more. But this is a step we can take right now and for us, that’s what counts! Climate neutral fruit and vegetables, too, will continue to cause emissions. Therefore, in future, we will make it our goal to motivate our partners to look for innovative and climate friendly alternatives so that emissions shall be reduced to a minimum, not only inside Port International, but all along the supply chain.

Calculation: CO2 footprint

CO2 balance of the company and its products

Reduction: CO2 emissions

Climate protection strategy to reduce CO2 emissions

Compensation: CO2 remainder

Support of carbon offset projects

THE CARBON OFFSET PROJECTS

OUR DRINKING WATER PROJECT IN CAMBODIA

One quarter of the 16 million Cambodians does not have access to clean drinking water. As a consequence, water must be boiled which is done over an open fire with wood or coal. This does not only cause emissions but also leads to entire forests being cut down. With the help of a subsidised ceramic water filter system, the project supplies approximately 1.7 million people with clean drinking water, making the boiling with firewood superfluous and thus avoiding huge amounts of CO₂ emissions.

FOREST PROTECTION PROJECT MADRE DE DIOS IN PERU

The region Madre de Dios is a part of the Amazon rain forest. It is home to various indigenous peoples and its biodiversity is one of the greatest worldwide. Since 2009, the project protects an area of 100,000 hectares and helps local communities with sustainable management. Its main goal is to preserve the forest as a gigantic CO₂ storage. Measures include, among others, reforestation, sustainable forest management, and the creation of financial incentives to protect the woods.

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