UTA Carbon Offset
Simple compensation for CO2 emissions
From passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to HGVs, all vehicles emit greenhouse gases. UTA Carbon Offset, part of UTA Edenred's Move For Good programme, provides an easy way to reduce the CO2 footprint of your fleet, kilometer by kilometer. Using your UTA Card, the CO2 emissions of your fleet is recorded per liter of fuel purchased, calculated monthly, and offset by investing in certified climate protection projects up to 100 percent. Projects are located in the European Union and beyond.
Your participation in UTA Carbon Offset will appear on your monthly UTA invoice. You will receive an annual emissions certificate as proof of the CO2 offset of your fleet in the past year. In addition, you'll receive a marketing toolkit to promote your positive impact on the environment.
We make it easy for you to do something good for the environment with every vehicle in your fleet and with every kilometer you travel.
Benefitting environment and society
You'll get access to an online portal where you can view your fleet's monthly CO2 emissions and corresponding investments in offset projects via a dashboard. You can also find a list of current projects there.
The portal also contains your annual CO2 emissions offset certificate as well as a marketing toolkit that includes a Sustainability Guide for your fleet, a logo for your website, a template for press releases, and more.
UTA Carbon Offset complies with international carbon standards and registrations and is audited annually by an internationally-recognised auditing firm. The programme is administered through a partnership with PDI Technologies, a global sustainability service provider.
How does UTA Carbon Offset work?
Climate protection projects that you support
Through the UTA Carbon Offset Programme, you offset the CO2 emissions of your fleet via certified projects, thus contributing toward a greener future.
J.B Hunt Intermodal Transport Project - Transport efficiency
Transport by rail generates only one third of the emissions generated by HGV transport. This U.S. project reduces CO2 emissions by increasing the share of intermodal freight transport instead of long-distance transport via HGVs. Furthermore, an idling bonus programme financially rewards drivers and managers for reducing idling time.
Jari/Para REDD+ Project - Reforestation
This project supports villages in the Brazilian state of Para on the border with Amapá and protects forests from access by new settlers and from deforestation. The region plays an important role as an ecological corridor connecting several nature reserves. Its rich biodiversity includes plant species that are of great ecological and social importance as a source of income and food. By protecting the forest, the project helps to preserve diverse fauna and water resources.
Rossenray project - Utilisation of coal mine methane
Methane discharged from the Rossenray coal mine near Kamp-Lintfort in Germany is used to generate energy in a combined heat and power plant with an electrical output of 1.358 MW. The electricity is fed into the public power grid, replacing conventionally-produced electricity. Heat generated at the same time is used in the mine but is not included in compensation calculations.
Cerro de Hula Wind Project - Renewable energies
The objective of the Cerro de Hula Wind Project in Honduras is to provide affordable electricity from a renewable, clean and low-cost energy source: wind. It is the first wind farm connected to the national grid of Honduras. The project uses 51 GAMESA G87 - 2MW 60Hz wind turbines with a capacity of 102 MW. The net electricity generation fed into the national grid is expected to be about 345 970 MWh per year.
Improved charcoal stoves - Fuel efficiency
The goal of this project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Mali through fuel-efficient cooking stoves. The improved charcoal stove (SEWA stove) reduces fuel consumption through a ceramic lining that increases combustion efficiency and retains heat. In addition to reducing CO2, the project ensures less harmful smoke during cooking and less deforestation, protecting biodiversity. Reduced fuel expenditure increases household income for other basic needs.
Methane recovery projects - Methane separation
Farms have characterised the landscape and way of life in the Dutch provinces of Limburg and North Brabant for hundreds of years. To this day, the region is predominantly rural, with little heavy industry. The agri-swine industry plays an important role. But the high concentration of livestock has now led to the nitrogen absorption limit of local soils being reached. Some of the manure can no longer be used. This is where the project comes in: The excess manure is collected and fed into a fermentation process. The resulting methane is converted into biogas and used to generate electricity.
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CO2 offsets allow companies to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by financing renewable energies, forest conservation and landfill projects.
We all generate CO2 emissions (also known as CO2 footprint) in our daily lives, some of which is unavoidable. To reduce these impacts, the UTA Carbon Offset Programme is based on three pillars:
1. Calculation of CO2 emissions
2. Emissions reduction
3. Compensation for unavoidable CO2 emissions via climate protection projects
CO2 certificates are instruments that can be transferred between companies regardless of geographic premise. They are issued by governments and certified institutions and are designed to protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gases. UTA Edenred understands the importance of motivating drivers and fleet managers to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their vehicles.
The UTA Carbon Offset Programme invests in projects whose environmental impact is measured and guaranteed by PDI Technologies. The UTA Carbon Offset Programme and PDI Technologies guarantee that all offset projects comply with the following:
Permanent: CO2 emissions are avoided in the long term
Measurable: Supported projects align to internationally recognised standards
Verified: A third party periodically reviews projects
One time: CO2 certificates can only be sold once
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