We strive to run a transparent business. We are currently using data from Milieu Centraal and RIVM, amongst others, to give us (first) insight into which activities and products consume the most CO2 in Dutch households.
We purchase Plan Vivo Certificates, or CO2 certificates, through Taking Root. With the purchase of these certificates we support small farmers to plant trees on their propperties. In this way we are fighting poverty and deforestation in the areas where Taking Root is active. Trees consist of ~ 50% carbon (C), with the planting of new trees more CO2 is actively removed from the atmosphere.
The certificates we buy have a value of 1000 kg CO2 and an unique number. We cut these certificates in small pieces (of 1 kg), so that you can clean up small amounts of CO2 with a tap on your screen in the FairShares App. When a certificate is completed, in other words 1000 kg of CO2 has been cleaned up, we will ensure that this certificate is destroyed in our IHSMarkit account. We try to make this process as transparent as possible for you, our users.
In this way, by cleaning up your CO2 emissions via FairShares, you contribute to a healthier world. Not only by planting trees that extract CO2 from the air, but also by helping small farmers in developing countries.