We are constantly working to actively reduce our climate footprint via various projects around the globe
At LEMAN, we are constantly working to actively reduce our climate footprint via various projects around the globe, and due to an expansion of an existing project we have now become completely climate neutral with regard to our own emissions.
The project Tree-Nation that we initiated at the beginning of 2022, we have now chosen to expand. The project is about planting trees to off-set the Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which we have not been able to eliminate entirely. We plant trees in exposed areas in particularly third world countries, where we both contribute to the local biodiversity and at the same time make the world a little bit better via a reduced climate footprint.
We have now planted almost 10,000 trees as part of various projects worldwide, which means that 7 hectares have been planted. It won't save the world today or tomorrow, but with our contribution we improve our footprint, which is an important part of our overall sustainably strategy. As a large and global company, we take our responsibility for the world today and future generations seriously.
From 2020 to 2021, we lowered our own CO₂ emissions from 2,830 tons to 2,028 tons, and in 2022 our emissions have dropped further to below 1,000 tons. But in order to neutralize our own emissions completely, we have when 2022 turned to 2023 expanded our planting program, whereby we have become completely climate neutral with regard to our own emissions in the so-called Scope 1 and 2.
We entrust the planting of trees to the organization Tree-Nation, and we have so far made a difference in planting projects in for instance Nepal, Madagascar, and Brazil. By cooperating with Tree-Nation, we get transparency into where the trees are planted and assurance that the projects, we plant are properly managed.
We would like to thank Tree-Nation for the good cooperation, which we plan to continue in the coming years.