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Making Carbon Neutrality Meaningful

At Volvic, we’re proud to be carbon neutral by reducing our carbon footprint and offsetting the remaining emissions by supporting initiatives that protect and/or restore natural ecosystems around the world. But for us, being carbon neutral is about far more than using a buzzword. These initiatives are creating meaningful change, making a real and lasting difference to farming and local communities around the world.

When you sip a bottle of Volvic, you’re helping us contribute to projects that foster sustainable agriculture, while protecting forests in several countries across the globe.

Making Carbon Neutrality Meaningful

In Brazil and Kenya

We’re contributing to EcoAct projects that maintain agroforestry activities and planting fruit trees.

Visit EcoAct for more information

In Peru, Congo & Zambia

We’re working with South Pole, to support farmers to develop sustainable agriculture practices that don’t harm local biodiversity.

Visit SouthPole for more information

Let’s take a look at five of the projects we’re helping to support in a little more detail.

Forest Conservation in Kenya: planting jojoba and fruit trees

Based in the Tsavo National Park in Kenya, the Neema programme works to preserve biodiversity while developing a sustainable local economy. We’re supporting this project through EcoAct, and its main aim is to protect the area from deforestation and forest degradation by extending agriculture in this arid region by planting jojoba trees, which are prized by the cosmetics industry for their oil. The project has developed local activities to turn the oil into products that can be sold both nationally and internationally, creating jobs and supporting local farmers in the process. Fruit trees are also planted to produce mango. avocado and lemon, extending the range of agroforestry activities and additional revenues to the local communities.

1.7 billion square meters of forest protected

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330 jobs created

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Forest Conservation in Brazil: agroforestry practices for Capuacu, Acai and Pitaya

In the Para region in Brazil, we’re supporting an EcoAct project that aims at protecting part of the Amazonian forest from illegal logging by providing land tenure certificates to the native community “the Ribeirinhos” while training them to sustainable agroforestry practices. The project offers to beneficiary households agroforestry training programs for planting and farming Cassava, Capuacu, Pitaya and other fruits. A way to restore the bond between the Ribeirinhos and their surrounding ecosystem while providing economic opportunities to improve their standard of living.

165,707 hectares protected from illegal logging

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10 million square meters for fruit trees planting

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Forest Conservation in Peru: sustainable honey & quinoa

In the Alto Huayabamba Conservation Concession (CCAH) in Peru, we’re supporting a South Pole project that is protecting two distinct forested ecosystems: the Paramos and the Peruvian Yungas. At the same time, the project works with local families to improve their livelihoods through teaching sustainable agricultural practices. Dedicated training and technical know-how support farmers to become more productive while cutting their costs. Honey and quinoa production are central to this project, which has formed associations for producers of each of these products and trained numerous residents in how to produce them.

300+ hectares now managed sustainably by families living in the project area, including pastures, cultivated areas, and recovering forest

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500 million square meters of forest protected

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Rainforest Conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: agroforestry with cocoa, coffee and caterpillars

The Congo Basin– in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the world’s most important remaining wilderness areas. For this reason, we’re supporting South Pole’s Isangi Forest Protection project, which is protecting part of this rich landscape from logging and being cleared for unsustainable agriculture. One way the project is achieving this is by promoting sustainable agricultural practices. As well as planting coffee and cocoa trees and disease-resistant crops, the project runs workshops for local people, introducing them to sustainable farming techniques such as intercropping, soil improvement and no-burn farming. By also providing assistance with access to markets and animal husbandry, the project supports people to produce an economically viable harvest that doesn’t come at the expense of the forest.

4 demo plots and 4 supported community gardens are helping to spread sustainable practices

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1.9 billion square meters of forest protected

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Sustainable land use and forest conservation in Zambia

We are supporting the COMACO Landscape Management Project in Zambia, which promotes sustainable land use and forest conservation for rural development. Spanning five districts in the Eastern Province of Zambia, this project has seen 7,372 hectares of land converted to sustainable farming practices, increasing the productivity of smallholder farms in a way that doesn’t harm the environment. As well as reducing harmful practices such as residue burning, the project also protects a further 116,000 hectares from unplanned deforestation by creating Community Conservation Areas and promoting sustainable, non-extractive forest use, such as producing honey and growing mushrooms.

7,372 hectares of sustainable agriculture

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18,310 farmers received climate-smart agricultural training

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