Making our world a better place!


“Climate change is probably the biggest problem currently facing humanity. If it goes unchecked it will have a negative impact on the quality of life of everyone on the planet. Trees and forests help to regulate the earth’s climate by reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. At Impedans, we are actively working on reducing our carbon footprint by planting trees in collaboration with WeForest’s global reforestation project. We are taking action - let’s do it together for the sake of the planet we love”

- Dr. David Gahan


Our goal is to focus our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives on increasing the awareness of climate change in the plasma processing industry. Our mission is to offset our carbon footprint by planting trees through our partnership with WeForest.
 

Global warming is projected to have a number of negative effects on our planet. It changes the nature of rainfall, evaporation and snow and leads to rising sea levels, among many other things. It is important for every business to understand and try to reduce their carbon footprints. Carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced, usually expressed in tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). For example, the following activities add 1kg of CO2 to our personal carbon footprint:

  • Travel by public transportation (train or bus) a distance of 10 to 12 km, drive with your car a distance of 6 km
  • Fly with a plane a distance of 2.2 km
  • Operate your computer for 32 hrs
  • Production of 5 plastic bags and 2 plastic bottles

The average carbon emission per person is about 10 metric tonnes in Ireland. It’s time for all of us to reduce this burden on our natural habitat. We are proud to announce that Impedans is now a partner of WeForest! We will be planting trees as part of their global reforestation mission to offset our own carbon footprint.

WeForest is a science-based international non-profit organisation dedicated to replanting native forests. They are reforesting in several countries such as Brazil, Zambia, India and Tanzania, to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases with other organisations. Businesses can partner with WeForest in innovative ways to support their mission of rebuilding forests, biodiversity, food and water for people around the forests and gradually increase the health of planet Earth. Impedans have started to plant trees in Zambia, where WeForest have restored about 1,977 Hectares; 2,395,830 trees planted and 289,496 tons of CO2 sequestered.

Listen to what our acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr. David Gahan has to say:

 

We are proud that our contribution can make for a better climate, help to protect our flora and fauna and improve the living conditions of all people. You can find out more about our contributions through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and by following our blog - we will be bringing you more in-depth information about how we contribute to a better environment as the months go by.

We call on other businesses and individuals to join the cause, to make our world a better place!