Environmental Responsibility
Carbon Zero
Creative Foods Europe, leaders in sourcing the finest products from around the world has offset 7,460 tonnes of carbon dioxide since 2008 by supporting energy efficiency projects in Africa, Brazil and India.

During the last ten years the group has followed a Carbon Zero commitment, taking steps to minimise its carbon footprint and offset the remainder by working with carbon management company co2balance on their African Energy Efficient Stove Project, supporting clean water in Uganda and environmental projects in Brazil and India.

Clean Water For Life
The co2balance community borehole project is unique in that it concentrates on finding existing but damaged water supplies and boreholes and repairs them to restore cleanwater supplies to the community. Utilizing carbon finance as a long term funding mechanism ensures security for the continuation of the borehole safeguarding the community into the future. Once a borehole is in operation, providing clean water without the need to boil it, co2balance are able to generate carbon credits.
By monitoring the amount of clean water delivered each day as a result of the maintenance project, co2balance can calculate the fuel saved by not having to boil water to purify it. These fuel savings result in CO2 emission reductions, which are independently verified and then registered as carbon credits.
African Stove Project
As well as benefiting the environment, the energy efficient stove project also has social and financial benefits for the community. The stoves are built locally to create employment, reducing the need and therefore the time spent collecting firewood as well as reducing the impact on deforestation.

The stove project builds energy saving cooking stoves for families along the coastal region of Mombasa in Kenya, which replace fuel intensive, open fires and reduces the amount of firewood needed for cooking by over 50%, thereby preventing the release of carbon emissions through the reduction in burning firewood.
Brazilian Forestry
This project is based in the Amazon Rainforest and is based around the avoidance of deforestation and sustainable forestry management. The protection of the rainforest avoids the release of carbon emissions, with the trees acting as a natural “sponge” by absorbing carbon dioxide. As well as carbon savings the project supports the Amazon’s rich biodiversity of plants and wildlife. The project has developed technical forestry schools aimed at the education of local youngsters as well as working with the State Park to develop initiatives and create local forest fire brigades.

Indian Wind Power

This project is based around wind turbines placed strategically to create clean green energy. The turbines are installed in the Gadag region of India, supplying power to the southern regional grid which is dominated by fossil fuel based power plants, thereby generating carbon credits. The local community has benefited from job creation, improved road connectivity and local business opportunities.