VELUX, the world leaders in skylights have announced their ambitious goal of becoming Lifetime Carbon Neutral by 2041. Together with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) VELUX will capture all the CO2 emitted since the company was founded in 1941. Capturing historical carbon emissions is a unique concept, but VELUX, being the leaders they are, want to be an example to other industries and businesses. The idea behind this is that now is the time to act, to prevent and try to stop the endangering of the planet for future generations.
By running a carbon-neutral company by 2030, as well as encouraging suppliers to reduce future carbon emissions VELUX wants to create a change for good. VELUX will be capturing their historical carbon footprint through forest conservation projects around the world in partnership with the WWF, by protecting existing forest (eg Uganda & Myanmar), and planting millions of trees where they’re needed most; an estimated 1,000,000 trees will be planted.
VELUX’s sustainability goals are not the only environmentally conscious aspect of the company, the products also contribute in a positive way. Solar technology is used to power and operates some skylights and blinds, and the use of ventilation provided by the windows helps regulate temperature without the need for high power-consuming air conditioning are some fantastic examples.
All this means that by the 100th anniversary of the company in 2041, VELUX will be Lifetime Carbon Neutral. VELUX CEO, David Briggs, wants everyone to work together with VELUX, “We encourage others to follow in our footsteps because everyone deserves a healthy home, even Mother Nature. It’s our obligation, it’s our plan, it’s our Nature.”