Locally active with training and audits
Our experienced consultants support printing companies with the implementation of the climate initiative in their plants. In the process, the online-based CO₂ calculator is set up for the staff and matched to the existing conditions.
The company then carries out an energy efficiency analysis. For this there is support from the KfW. Once the analysis is completed the company receives the seal of approval “Member of the BVDM (Printing and Media Industries Federations)-climate initiative“ to distinguish its operation as well as the logo “CO₂ climate-neutral“ printed for its environment-friendly products.
Within the climate initiative of the Printing and Media Industries Federations, participants are provided with materials for their marketing and customer contact free of charge.
»Participants are provided with materials for their marketing and customer contact free of charge.«
Simple application with our software
Companies that participate in the climate initiative have access to the CO₂ calculator. This online tool enables the CO₂ emissions associated with a print job to be determined in a differentiated and precise manner depending on the scope of the job.
The CO₂ calculator is based on a transparent and carefully constructed accounting model specifically for the requirements of the printing industry. It works in accordance with recognised methods for Life Cycle Assessments and Carbon Balance Calculations – DIN/ISO 14040, 14044 and 14067 as well as DIN/ISO 16759 and is continuously being further developed.
Compensation in accordance with the Gold Standard
The climate protection projects supported by AQ Green TeC are exclusively in accordance with the “Gold Standard“ co-developed by the WWF. The Gold Standard is the leading independent quality standard for cllmate protection projects. It is supported by over 60 non-government organisations and it is solely awarded to projects proven to reduce greenhouse gases, whilst simultaneously benefitting the local environment and sustainable social development.
All projects are tested on location by a UN-recognized authority. AQ Green TeC guarantees that 100 % of the CO₂ emissions are offset.
Every climate-neutral print job is given an ID number with which your customer and the consumers can track the results on the Internet. Our consultants check the printing company’s calculations and compensations. In addition, you receive a certificate confirming compensation of the emissions.