"Being an industry leader means more than delivering the highest quality paints and coatings to our customers. It also means taking responsibility for the carbon emissions resulting from our operations," said Niko Safavi, CEO of PT Mowilex. “We have a number of other initiatives and plans to minimize our impact on the environment and hope to inspire other firms that have not yet committed significant resources to address climate targets set by the Indonesian government.”
SCS Global Services, an internationally recognized certification body, conducted the third-party evaluation of PT Mowilex emissions calculations, covering the company's locations and operations.
PT Mowilex offset its carbon footprint following The CarbonNeutral Protocol developed by Natural Capital Partners, who pioneered the certification process and began to develop the protocol in 2002.
PT Mowilex, with over 1,000 employees across Indonesia, said it offset emissions stemming from its business operations in 11 facilities, including its factory.
To achieve carbon neutrality, PT Mowilex engaged in a series of internal operational measures to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, such as upgrading its HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) systems, changing transportation vendors to ones with more efficient vehicles, and planned conversion of diesel forklifts to propane.
To offset the remainder of its footprint, PT Mowilex purchased carbon offsets from Natural Capital Partners and a subsidiary of Canadian firm Just Energy.