Climate changes are acute and dramatic. They affect us all, but especially people living in exposed situations. It affects us as a company as well, since the warmer climate contributes to less access to good quality cashmere. One of our most important goals is to lower our environmental impact. At the same time, we need to take responsibility for the emissions we make and cannot, at this time, change. Therefore, we have decided to offset for all our emissions.
For year 2016, 2017 and 2018 we offset for a project which is closely related to our company’s emissions, it is through PlanVivo and the project is called Pastures, Conservation, Climate Action – Mongolia. The aim of the project is to help herders to reduce the pressure on the local climate, partly through having fewer livestock and partly through taking their lifestyle as a help to reset the nature. The herders who participate in this project get economic compensation which gives them a safe base income. You can read more about this project at ZeroMissions website.
We want to respect and value nature and the nomadic way of life, which is why we also want to help preserve it.
Following is a picture taken by ZeroMission at a visit in Mongolia during summer 2018.