ABN Sustainable
ABN// Zero CO2 Plan
We offset the carbon footprint of your products

We offset the carbon footprint of your products

At ABN we have a strong commitment to the environment and sustainability.

If we are able to measure and offset our environmental impact, why not offer it to our customers?

Desde ABN hemos puesto en marcha el plan ABN// Zero CO2, a pioneering initiative in the sector that offers our customers the possibility of supplying their products with an offset carbon footprint.

Do you want to know how we do it?

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With this initiative, ABN promotes a change in behavior among our employees, customers and partners, which in turn has a multiplier effect on the rest of society.

Javier A. Vázquez

CEO Grupo ABN

What is the ABN// Zero CO2 programme?

ABN// Zero CO2 is an area of collaboration with our customers that offers the possibility of supplying products with a carbon offset footprint.

How is it compensated?

La compensación de la huella de carbono es un proceso que busca reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero mediante la inversión en proyectos que reducen o evitan emisiones. La idea es que si una persona, organización o producto no puede reducir sus propias emisiones de manera suficiente, pueda compensarlas mediante la inversión en proyectos que reduzcan emisiones en otro lugar.

There are several ways to offset the carbon footprint, such as investing in renewable energy projects, reforestation, biodiversity conservation, among others. Carbon offset projects are usually certified by independent organisations that verify that the emissions reduced or avoided are real, measurable and additional.

Our offsetting projects

The offset projects we work on are part of the Carbon Footprint Offsetting Platform, a United Nations initiative.

Our offsetting projects

La Confluencia is a hydroelectric power plant with the objective of using hydrological resources to generate and supply energy with zero emissions.
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DelAgua's Tubeho Neza project has been running since 2012, in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, providing free, innovative and high quality cookstoves to the Rwandan...
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How does the ABN//Zero CO2 plan work?

Step 1

Join the ABN// Zero CO2 plan with a specific project by filling in the membership form with your details.

Step 2

We supply materials for your project.

Step 3

Calculamos de la huella de carbono del material suministrado.

Step 4

We provide you with a certificate of compensation for the calculated tonnes of CO2 and send it to the address you specify.

ABN//Zero CO2 Plan membership form

Offsetting benefits

El programa ABN// Zero CO2 garantiza el suministro de productos neutros en carbono
Joining our programme ensures that the products supplied for a project or site are carbon neutral. This offsetting is done through the United Nations carbon footprint offsetting platform.
Emission offsetting through the ABN// Zero CO2 scheme contributes to climate action
Companies and organisations must make visible our commitment to the goal of achieving climate neutrality so that our society can eliminate the processes that emit greenhouse gases (GHG).
Offsetting contributes to sustainable growth in developing countries
La compensación de emisiones con reducción certificada de emisiones (RCE) ayuda a combatir el cambio climático y, a la vez, contribuye al desarrollo sostenible de las comunidades más vulnerables. Los proyectos bajo el área de influencia de la ONU aseguran un doble beneficio: por un lado, disminuir las emisiones de GEI y, por otro, mejorar la calidad de vida de las comunidades locales, mediante la creación de puestos de trabajo y la mejora de los servicios básicos.
FAQ
Every day, all of us generate greenhouse gas emissions that accumulate in the atmosphere and are responsible for climate change. The total of these emissions generated directly or indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product is known as the carbon footprint.
The carbon footprint is calculated by measuring the greenhouse gas emissions (mainly carbon dioxide) that are caused directly or indirectly by a person, organisation or product. These emissions are measured in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) and can include direct emissions, such as the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity, as well as indirect emissions, such as greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production and transport of products. Once emissions have been measured, different methods can be used to calculate the carbon footprint and compare it to a standard or a set limit.
Carbon footprint offsetting is a process of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by investing in projects that reduce or avoid emissions. The idea is that if a person, organisation or product cannot reduce its own emissions sufficiently, it can offset them by investing in projects that reduce emissions elsewhere. There are several ways to offset a carbon footprint, for example, by investing in renewable energy projects, reforestation, biodiversity conservation, among others. Carbon offset projects are usually certified by independent organisations that verify that the emissions reduced or avoided are real and measurable.
Knowing and measuring your carbon footprint will allow you to quantify the emissions generated by your consumption or your company and take measures to minimise your impact: either by directly reducing your emissions or by offsetting the emissions you have not been able to reduce through the purchase of carbon credits.

Climate change is a reality and the main environmental challenge facing our planet. It is a problem that affects us all and whose solution is in our hands: it does not depend on a government, corporation or individual in isolation, but on joint collaboration because the responsibility is shared.
ABN provides voluntary compensation for the material supplied for a specific project or project by collaborating in UN Platform projects with carbon credits proportional to the material supplied.
Yes, we will send you a digital certificate of the voluntary cancellation of emissions. This certificate will indicate the name of the beneficiary to whom the certificate is presented and the reason for the offset.

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