EET Group Launches Climate-Positive Shipments of IT Products
Multispecialist EET Group has launched an initiative to make all outbound shipments to their dealers climate-positive, by more than just compensating for the emissions from each shipment.
As part of its ambitious strategy to minimise the environmental impact of all its activities, EET plants a tree for every fifth shipment of goods from its warehouses to retailers across Europe. With about 1.1 million outbound shipments per year, EET will plant more than 220,000 trees per year. This is equivalent to planting trees on an area equivalent to two tennis courts a day. Planting trees comes on top of the CO2 quotas that EET already buys to offset emissions associated with its shipments.
"At EET, we look closely at our climate footprint and are determined to reduce the impact of our activities on the climate. As a distributor, the largest source of emissions is our outbound transportation. With this move, we are taking it a step further than just making our shipments climate neutral. By committing to planting a tree for every fifth shipment, we make this part of our business climate positive, which means we compensate for more CO 2 than we emit. It is not only the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense”, says EET Group CEO Søren Drewsen.
EET Group has teamed up with Ecologi, a company that specialises in providing climate solutions with the goal of eliminating 50% of global CO 2 emissions by 2040 and responsibly planting billions of trees each year. In collaboration with Ecologi, EET has already planted more than 50,000 trees in Madagascar, Mozambique and Nicaragua.
An essential part of EET's business is to supply spare parts for IT products and thereby extend the life of the products and thereby reduce electronic waste.
“We are seeing an increasing trend among our dealers and end users to maintain and update their electronic equipment, thereby contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to the growing growth in the use of electronic equipment. We are also convinced that climate-positive shipments and other efforts to reduce and compensate for our climate footprint actually make a difference for dealers”, says Søren Drewsen.