27 Oct Mijenta Tequila Achieves Full Carbon Neutrality
Mijenta Tequila announced today that it is now a fully carbon neutral company, expanding the certification it had previously earned for carbon neutral products.
“Sustainability is at the heart of who we are as a company, which is why achieving carbon neutrality is such an important milestone,” said Elise Som, co-founder and Director of Sustainability. “We are thrilled that the offsets will deepen our support for local community projects focused on environmental protection and renewable resources. Moving forward, our goal is to continue to raise the bar for ourselves on sustainability, and we’re excited to do even more in the future.”
Through ongoing work with ClimatePartner, Mijenta has now also offset greenhouse gas emissions of corporate-level activities such as business travel, office electricity consumption and employee commuting. The most recent offsets Mijenta secured apply to activities in the three scopes outlined in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (GHG Protocol):
- Scope 1 includes all emissions generated directly, for example by company-owned equipment or vehicle fleets.
- Scope 2 emissions are those generated by purchased energy, for example electricity and district heating.
- Scope 3 includes all other emissions that are not under direct corporate control, such as employee travel or product disposal.
The offsets will provide additional support to local community projects that benefit the environment, including:
- Forest protection and community support in Mataven, Colombia. The largest REDD+ Project in Colombia, the initiative protects more than 1.1 million hectares of tropical forests and works closely with local communities to provide education, healthcare, sanitation, food security, nutrition, and other social benefits; and
- Clean wind energy with various social benefits for local communities in Northeast Brazil. The initiative focuses on the creation and operation of 14 wind power plants in the states of Piauí and Pernambuco, whose clean and renewable electricity is delivered to the Brazilian Interconnected System.