ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş. took the first steps towards offsetting its carbon emissions by supporting “Solar Forests”, the first non-governmental organization project in Turkey to be certified by Gold Standard VER in the field of solar energy, conducted by Aegean Forest Foundation!
Within the scope of the project, the energy generated from the established Photovoltaic Power Plant is targeted to cover the energy needs of the pumps which are utilized in the irrigation of 30,000 olive trees, and the income generated from the sale of excess electricity to the government is aimed to be spent for planting 40,000 tree saplings a year.
Gold Standard, an organization that calculates and verifies the reductions in carbon emissions as a result of voluntary carbon emission reduction projects in the world, has confirmed that ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş. has offsetted 611 tons of carbondioxide equivalent emissions with its support to the project, and has provided the following certificate.