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Joining the Climate Pledge to Achieve Net Zero – Q&A with Felipe Guerrero

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

We’re delighted to have joined some of the world’s leading corporations such as Amazon, Microsoft, Unliver and more by signing The Climate Pledge this year.

Signing The Climate Pledge commits our business to three principal areas of action – with the central goal being to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

At DAABON UK, Sustainability is one of our core values, and we believe strongly in accountability.

We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions, and are proud to be demonstrating how we are playing our part in the fight against climate change.

In this informative Q&A session, Executive Vice-President Felipe Guerrero explains why we’ve signed The Climate Pledge and explores some of the actions we’re taking to reduce emissions.

Find out what the main challenges currently facing the palm oil and agricultural industry are, and what we as a company need to overcome before we can hit net zero.

Why did Daabon join The Climate Pledge?

Daabon joined The Climate Pledge because we have evidence of what climate change can do to agriculture. We also have evidence of what climate change can do to our cities, and how this can make unsustainable life on our planet.

When will Daabon achieve net zero carbon?

Even though the Climate Pledge has set a limit for 2040, we aim to be ready in 2030.

How will Daabon achieve net zero carbon emissions by the required The Climate Pledge deadline?

The companies associated to Daabon and the clients we provide are all working very hard in identifying what our sources of emission are, how we can work towards mitigating them and what kind of technologies we need to do so.

We have already implemented a few. We have implemented covered lagoons using a CDM methodology to avoid emissions in methane. We have adopted organic agriculture as part of our strategy to avoid emissions and we have also switched from diesel power to natural gas in most of our transportation. We aim to be 100% in 2030.

What progress has Daabon made so far on carbon emissions and where does it stand right now?

We have already measured our own emissions in both banana and palm oil operations. We have invested in newer transportation technology, and have already covered most of the lagoons that we have in order to avoid any methane production, or avoid methane emission to the atmosphere. We have also moved from an energy grid to biogas electricity generation – so we are already way ahead of our programme and ahead of our schedule that we aim to achieve by the 2030 mark.

What challenges need to be overcome before Daabon is net zero?

We need to bring everyone on board. Not only our clients, not only our providers - but we need to bring our community together. It is crucial that everyone understands that the way we are currently going – we are going nowhere. Survival in this cultural city is threatened by the fact we are going to damage climate in such a way that our families and our future are not going to be able to live in this area, be able to harvest, or live off the land how we do right now.

Get in Touch

For more information about organic, certified sustainable palm oil or to find out how Daabon can benefit your business – get in touch with Daabon UK today via our contact page.

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