Nexans supports a reforestation project in Tanzania
In 2010, Nexans commits to make all of its business flights CarbonNeutral® by supporting the Uchindile-Mapanda Reforestation Project in Tanzania
Nexans is present on all continents and offsets its business flights
Our worldwide dimension with customers and plants on all continents leads us to travel a lot. At Nexans, business trips cover some 60 million kilometres each year, representing 1500 times the earth circumference.
In January 2010, Nexans has committed to fully offset the CO2 emissions generated during its business flights by purchasing guaranteed, high quality carbon offsets from a unique reforestation project in Tanzania (Africa). In return, the Group is awarded the CarbonNeutral® flights certification, which guarantees and communicates the net zero carbon footprint of its business flights.
Nexans supports an 18 000 hectares reforestation project in Africa
The Uchindile-Mapanda project covers some 18 000 hectares of degraded grasslands in the Southern highlands of Tanzania. Commercial forests of eucalyptus and pine trees are planted for sustainable harvesting. Biodiversity is not forgotten: 40% of these lands are dedicated to the conservation of endangered indigenous plants and species.
The Uchindile-Mapanda Project is the first reforestation project in Africa to be validated under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). This label guarantees the traceability of the carbon credit units issued. The project has also been validated
by the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA). While these standard
ensures the conservation of the environment, it also focus on improving people’s
Nexans contributes to the development of local communities
The project has already provided 200 employment opportunities and enabled the renovation of 100 km of roads as well as the development of 200 km of new roads. Wells were built wherever water was a problem. Villages now have schools and hospitals. 500 hectares of woods were planted for villagers who are being handed competences to harvest them in a sustainable way.