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tinyWASH climate neutral according to Gold Standard

CO2 neutral from production to use.

At tinyWASH, sustainability is very important alongside quality and service. We are proud that we fully compensate our customers for every single, unavoidable CO2 emission across the entire supply chain, including the operation of our machines, according to the Gold Standard. But what does that actually mean?

The Gold Standard is a rigorous, internationally recognized certification program that ensures that carbon offset projects not only reduce CO2, but also contribute to the sustainable development of the communities in which they are implemented. This means that our compensation measures bring social and ecological benefits in addition to climate protection.

Our decision for the Gold Standard underlines our commitment to the highest environmental standards and social responsibility.

Where does tinyWASH save CO2 and what do we compensate for?

We at tinyWASH reduce CO2 wherever possible, but not all emissions are avoidable. It is therefore all the more important for us to act responsibly and minimize the impact of our business activities on the climate. By offsetting unavoidable emissions, we actively contribute to global climate protection and support projects that promote renewable energies, energy efficiency and reforestation.

  • Our production company works exclusively with renewable energies. We compensate for any additional CO2 emissions from upstream suppliers through Gold Standard climate protection projects.

  • We compensate for CO2 emissions from sea freight and truck transport through Gold Standard climate protection projects.

  • Our offices are powered by our own photovoltaic system and heated by a district heating power plant powered by biogas. We compensate for any additional CO2 emissions, such as consumables, purchases of furniture, computers, etc., through Gold Standard climate protection projects.

  • Our server systems, web shops and merchandise management systems are operated exclusively in sustainably operated data centers with low energy consumption and a power supply from renewable energies.

  • We compensate for the CO2 emissions caused by our warehouse through Gold Standard climate protection projects.

  • Our machines and accessories are shipped exclusively with DHL GoGreen CO2 neutral.

  • We compensate for the operation of our washer-dryers in your motorhome or boat for the first 5 years.

Overall, we are completely CO2 neutral and also compensate for our customers' CO2 emissions for the first 500 washes.

What is the Gold Standard?

The Gold Standard is a certification standard for projects in the area of climate protection and sustainable development. Originally introduced in 2003 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and other international NGOs, it aims to ensure the integrity of emissions reduction projects, particularly in the context of the voluntary carbon market. The main features and objectives of the Gold Standard include:

1.   Strict emissions reduction: The Gold Standard ensures that projects operating under this seal actually achieve measurable emissions reductions. These reductions must be real, quantifiable, verifiable and additional, meaning that the emissions reductions would not have occurred without the project.

2.   Sustainable development: A A unique feature of the Gold Standard is its focus on promoting sustainable development. Projects certified to this standard must not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also have a positive impact on local communities and the environment. This includes areas such as health, air and water quality, employment, biodiversity and more.

3.   Stakeholder engagement: The Gold Standard requires comprehensive involvement of the local population and stakeholders in the planning and implementation of projects. This ensures that the projects take into account the needs and wishes of local communities and supports the social acceptance and sustainability of the projects.

4.  Transparency and verification: Projects must conduct regular monitoring and publish reports. Independent third parties must regularly review and verify projects to ensure they achieve promised emissions reductions and positive impacts.

5.   Market Mechanism: The Gold Standard is often used as part of the voluntary carbon market. Companies and individuals can purchase carbon credits from Gold Standard projects to offset their own emissions. This encourages investment in sustainable technologies and practices.

These strict criteria make the Gold Standard one of the most demanding standards in the area of carbon offsets and sustainable development. He is recognized and valued worldwide for his contribution to combating climate change and promoting sustainable practices.

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