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Fighting Climate Change

Oaklin has made a policy decision to be a carbon neutral business.

Our carbon offset practices have been recognised by the Carbon Footprint standard. The scheme aims to drive lower energy consumption and reduce negative externalities through contemporary practices such as the ‘paperless office’.

Through offsetting, we support avoidance measures and clean/renewable energy generation projects around the world.

Oaklin’s active mitigation of climate change and minimisation of waste reflects the Government's 25-year environmental plan with the aim of combating climate change and sustaining the environment for future generations.

  • We offset our carbon emissions on an annual basis.
  • Carbon offset practices will be through measures recognised by the Carbon Footprint standard.
  • Through offsetting, we choose to support avoidance measures and clean/renewable energy generation projects around the world
  • Our active mitigation of climate change and minimisation of waste reflects the Government 25-year environmental plan with the aim of combating climate change and sustaining the environment for future generations.

Case Study

Feature Project: Efficient Cookstove Project Kenya

More than 80% of Kenyan households rely on biomass (e.g. wood & charcoal) for energy; it is mainly used for cooking and occasionally for space and water heating. Wood and charcoal are obtained almost exclusively from the forest (90%), which is a key driver of deforestation in Kenya. The impact of deforestation is widespread, affecting the livelihoods of local people – mainly the rural poor - where it disrupts important environmental functions, such as water and soil nutrient retention.

  • In Kenya, cooking is traditionally carried out indoors on thermally inefficient 3-stone fires, which results in incomplete combustion and the production of large amounts of smoke and indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution has been linked to a range of health problems such as acute respiratory infections (ARI) in children, chronic obstructive lung diseases (such as chronic bronchitis and asthma), lung cancer and neonatal complications.
  • The Cookstoves are distributed at no cost to the stove owners, who live in rural areas with considerable levels of poverty and would otherwise be unable to afford them.

 
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