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koziol Products Now Climate-Neutral

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 30.03.2021

koziol “ideas for friends” GmbH, a renowned manufacturer of high-quality household goods with an unmistakeable design, is becoming even more sustainable: for 2021, the company based in Erbach/Odenwald now guarantees that all products are CO2-neutral. koziol attains 70% of this neutrality through savings on CO2 emissions, which are achieved by means of its own measures. 30% are compensated by intelligent reforestation of existing forests with new, climate-resistant tree species and care of the existing stand. The climate compensation is maintained by a forest area of 32 ha, or converted, 19,193 trees. These trees are already fully grown and thus absorb a maximum of CO2. Alongside that, these original areas offer protection to many endangered animal and plant species, thus rendering a valuable contribution to biodiversity. The “koziol forest” is located on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen.

“We regularly undergo a comprehensive sustainability check in the areas ecology, economy and social competence according to code of procedure B/17-400780. With the analysis and audit report no. 50202332 we obtained the 2021 test seal for assured sustainability from the German Institute for Sustainability and Economy in Münster,” explains managing director and proprietor Stephan Koziol, adding: “For the year 2020 alone, the certification body ascertained CO2 carbon dioxide savings of 696.8 tonnes. We are also assuming a similarly high savings rate for 2021 and continuing to work on making the entire company CO2-neutral by 2025.”