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ENJOY SPARKLING WATER WITH CLIMATE POSITIVE ‎CO₂

Now you can carbonate sparkling water at home using climate positive ‎CO₂ from AGA. We offset 110% of our emissions by planting trees. As trees grow they capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In this way, we contribute to a positive climate impact and the product becomes climate positive.

 

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WHERE CAN I BUY IT?

 You can buy AGA Climate Positive CO₂ exclusively from these resellers:

 

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Where are the trees planted?

 

Our trees are planted in Nicaragua through a Plan Vivo certified project called “CommuniTree”.

The project not only makes a climate positive impact but has many other benefits:

 

  • Binds water
  • Prevents landslides and erosion
  • Offers shade for animals and crops
  • Ensures biological diversity
  • Improves the life of local communities
Meet the project farmers » Read more about the project called "CommuniTree" »

This is how it works

 

Our path to create climate positive CO₂ consists of three steps:

 

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1. we measure 100% of our product emissions:

we include all greenhouse emissions along the supply chain to calculate our carbon footprint.

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2. we reduce our emissions constantly:

based on our analysis, we identify improvements to reduce our impact on the environment.

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3. WE OFFSET AT LEAST 110% OF OUR EMISSIONS:

We offset our emissions by planting trees, which makes the CO₂ climate positive.

AGA CLIMATE POSITIVE CO₂ — frequently asked questions:

What does CLIMATE POSITIVE CO₂ mean?

AGA’s climate positive CO₂ concept has three main components:

 

  1. We identify our total environmental footprint

We have worked with both internal and external experts (U&We) to identify all the greenhouse gas emissions associated with our product’s life-cycle, based on the ISO-14067 standard. This includes emissions from raw materials, production, distribution and consumption as well as emissions linked to related activities such as business travel and packaging materials. This has enabled us to calculate the product’s total footprint in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). The data collection and calculations have been audited by an external, independent third party (KPMG).

 

  1. We strive to reduce our emissions

Based on our analyses, we have identified a number of areas in which we can reduce our emissions. The process of identifying new, smarter solutions and measures in order to further reduce our environmental footprint has been prioritized and is continually in progress.

 

  1. We offset at least 110% of our emissions

We offset our emissions by planting trees which sequester (capture and store) carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while they grow. We have chosen to compensate an additional 10% in order to draw more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than is emitted by the product. This means the product is climate positive.

 

What is meant by OFFSETTING 110% OF OUR EMISSIONS by planting trees?

Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide naturally through photosynthesis. Through the offsetting a volume of carbon dioxide equivalent to 110% of the emissions from our product is absorbed from the atmosphere and sequestered (captured and stored) by trees growing in the Nicaragua CommuniTree project.

Why did you choose the CommuniTree project?

Working with the consultancy ZeroMission, we identified sustainable certified projects for offsetting. It was important for us to identify a reliable and effective project that creates real value from our investment and we chose the CommuniTree project in Nicaragua, which is certified under the Plan Vivo Standard (www.planvivo.org).

The Nicaragua CommuniTree project guarantees that trees are planted in a sustainable way, in collaboration with smallholders who have secure rights to the land. As well as sequestering (capture and store) carbon the project contributes to biodiversity and more sustainable land use. The trees also bind water, which helps prevent landslides, and they provide shade for animals and vegetation.

The project also benefits the local community. Local farmers receive payments for taking care of the seedlings. Just over 700 small-scale farmers are currently involved in the project.

Why did you decide to plant trees in Nicaragua?

There are two main reasons why we chose this project:

 

  • Firstly, it’s important to invest in tree-planting projects that would not otherwise have been carried out (this differs from tree-planting in certain Nordic nations, for example, where replanting after felling is a statutory requirement).
  • Secondly, trees planted in the tropics grow quickly. Since the greatest absorption of carbon dioxide occurs during the growth phase, the climate benefits occur sooner than they would in more temperate climates.

 

In addition to the positive impact on the climate, we also saw an opportunity to benefit the local community.

Why are you focusing on CLIMATE POSITIVE carbon dioxide?

More and more of us are aware of the problems associated with single use plastic, and how this is polluting the environment, with long-term consequences for animal and plant life. If we replace purchase of carbonated drinks in plastic bottles with carbonated water at home then fewer single use plastic bottles will be used, transport will be reduced, and households can save money.

We wanted to go one step further, then our closest competitors, by offering consumers climate positive carbon dioxide.

Through the CommuniTree project we offset more emissions than we emit. By offsetting 110% of our emissions by planting trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while they grow, we contribute to a positive climate impact. So, the product can be described as climate positive.

How can you guarantee that CO₂ is CLIMATE POSITIVE?

We can guarantee our carbon dioxide is climate positive through the following:

 

  • We comply with the definition of carbon neutrality in the international standard ISO 14021 and we work with independent and experienced advisors at U&We to calculate the product’s carbon footprint. 
  • KPMG has carried out an independent audit of our data collection and calculations. 
  • Working with the consultancy ZeroMission, we have chosen to invest in the Plan Vivo-certified tree-planting project CommuniTree in Nicaragua. Offsetting 110% of the product’s emissions ensures it is climate positive.

Our focus areas for reducing our emissions

 

 

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Sustainability at AGA

AGA’s history reaches a long way back, being founded over 100 years ago. To honor our history, we feel it’s best to look ahead and thus we want to do even more to draw the path for a sustainable future.

 

As a member of the world leading industrial gas company Linde, we are globally supporting our customers with high-quality solutions and technologies to help them to sustain and protect our planet. We work continuously to improve our own energy efficiency and use of natural resources.