Bureau Veritas reduces carbon footprint by using 100% clean energy in laboratories in Brazil
Jun. 30 2022
BV developed a clean energy credit model to fuel its cotton fiber inspection labs and reduce its carbon footprint. The initiative generated an energy balance from the rent of a hydroelectric turbine, enough to keep the units operating.
BV inspects 85% of the cotton production in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, receiving an average of 200 kg of cotton samples per day to its testing and inspection laboratories. This innovative clean energy solution is both an environmentally and financially effective strategy. The Group has reduced its carbon footprint by lowering CO² emissions, while reduced energy costs have resulted in savings of 20%.
This use of hydroelectric power in these laboratories is significant as this successful project is now expected to be rolled out to other regions in Brazil.
Local initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, such as this one, support BV in its ambition to become the undisputed sustainability leader in the testing, inspection and certification sector.
Being a Business to Business to Society company comes with a duty: to be exemplary in terms of sustainability internally, and to serve as a role model for the industry, acting responsibly in order to Shape a Better World.