Since 2020, Cary Group has offset a portion of our emissions through Plan Vivo’s tree-planting projects. In 2021, Cary Group started to climate compensate for both our operations and value chain. It means that Cary Group offsets all calculated emissions including those in Scope 1, 2 and 31. The emissions are calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse gas protocol corporate standard– as per Cary Group’s current knowledge and understanding of its GHG emissions and latest science2, with a 10% margin and verified by a third party. It means that we not only take responsibility for emissions from our own services when repairing or replacing a windscreen but also include, for example, emissions from our suppliers that provide products such as windscreens and glue, customer journeys to the workshops and emissions from recycling the used broken glass.
Through the certified and renowned Plan Vivo via Zero Emission, Cary Group offsets in carbon emission binding activities such as tree-planting projects, with a 10 percent margin. The trees that are planted are native species and the projects also include agroforestry, poverty alleviation and water provision – All aspects of sustainability are taken into consideration. Cary Group has projects all over the world, for example in Uganda, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Fiji. One planted tree equals approximately 10 windscreen replacements. For more information about the climate offsetting process and calculations, see Cary Group’s Sustainability Report.
Cary Group buys the climate compensation, so called carbon credits, twice a year. In the beginning of January, the carbon credits are bought based on an estimation of the previous year’s CO2e emissions. In March, the climate compensation is complemented based on the yearly calculated and third party verified CO2e emissions. The carbon credits bought by Zeromission are cancelled in public registers, and are published on MarkIt here. On MarkIt it is accounted for when and how much Cary Group has climate compensated.