Today, sustainability is a big part of our daily lives, both on a personal level but on a business level as well, and the main focus is to maintain the environment rather than harming it. It is about not compromising the ability for future generations to meet their environmental needs. We, at Bio Fireplace Group, understand the importance of incorporating ways to reduce our carbon footprint and we are implementing procedures that ensure we respect and follow the three components of the triple bottom line; People, Planet, and Profit.
We are very serious about our social responsibility and everyday we strive to be better as well as finding new ways to develop sustainable processes and products. With our eco-friendly bioethanol fireplaces, our customers have the ability to reduce their CO2-footprint while still maintaining and creating the warm and cosy fireplace atmosphere that we know from the traditional fireplace. Bioethanol fuel is the reason why our bio fireplaces are an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional and classic fireplace. The bioethanol fuel for your bio fireplace is mainly produced of organic materials such as potatoes, corn, or sugar cane. As the bioethanol fuel is CO2-neutral, it is therefore possible for you to create beautiful flames in your bioethanol fireplace with a good conscience. This is also why you do not need to install a chimney, as bioethanol emits neither emits smoke, ash, or soot. See all of our bioethanol fireplaces here and choose your favourite!
Read more about our social responsibility and personal goals here.
How You Make a Difference
We want to give our customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2-footprint when they purchase from us, which is why it is now possible for our customers to compensate their CO2-footprint by supporting the organisation South pole. It is possible to do so by adding the CO2 compensation in your shopping cart when you check out. When adding the compensation to your shopping cart, it e.g., covers the CO2 that is released when transporting the product from our warehouse and home to you. South pole develops and supports more than 700 different climate related projects all over the world.
It works in such a way that we gather your contributions, and then we also contribute ourselves. Every three months the contributes are send as carbon credits to South pole. South pole then invest these carbon credits into different projects after our choice. We have chosen to support two certified projects - Cookstoves for Maasai Communities and Safe Community Water Supply.
In addition to this, we are collaborating with the organisation Growing Trees Network, which is a non-profit organisation that focuses on afforestation in Denmark, Bolivia, and Ghana. The purpose is to ensure clean water, climate protection, and the reduction of CO2. Bioethanol-fireplace.co.uk plant trees, and the contributions from our customers therefore goes straight to the organisation, Growing Trees Network. If you want more information about Growing Trees Network, click here.
UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Both the Growing Trees Network Project as well as the projects we have selected from South Pole are meeting multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are common, universal goals for member states of the United Nations to transform the world into a fairer, more prosperous and peaceful society by 2030. They include a commitment to end poverty, achieve gender equality, improve health and education, make cities more sustainable, combat climate change, protect forests and much more. The specific goals our selected projects are meeting include:
1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Several of our projects, including Growing Trees Network, as well as the certified projects we have chosen from South pole, meet multiple of the 17 goals for sustainable development. The common denominator for these goals are that they are universal goals applicable to UN member states. The goals commits to bring more justice, affluence, and peace into the world before 2030. This includes e.g., ending poverty, obtain gender equality, improve the overall health and education for all, combat climate changes, as well as protecting the sea, forests, and much more.
At Bioethanol-fireplace.co.uk we have chosen to support projects that actively work with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of our sustainable actions taken within our company. For more information about the 17 SDG's - click here.