At ARCTIC, we empower the "Spirit of innovation" - we build technology to improve and advance everyone's living quality. It is just natural for us to cherish what is more important than any product – our environment. Efficiency and Innovation are natural by-products of “thinking green”. We save energy, minimize waste and thus reduce our carbon footprint.
We're a Carbon Neutral Company
ARCTIC is a Carbon Neutral company since the year 2011. We reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the full amount of our carbon footprint by investing into renewable energy projects and recycling.
Year 2012 - Hydro Power and Wind Power
As a Swiss company, we are keen to share the Swiss culture of clean power generation by Hydropower. “Hydroelectric power accounts for about 56% of Switzerland's electricity production.” ARCTIC is delighted to support a Hydropower energy generation project in South-West China. The hydro plants operate without dam and convert the force of water flowing through a penstock over a natural height difference into electrical energy. The emission reductions result from the replacement of other power generation methods in such as carbon intensive coal power. The achievement shows an annual CO2 reduction of 700,000 t CO2, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestration of 16,282,802 tree seedlings for 10 years.
The use of wind power for renewable energy is increasing at an annual rate of 20%. We are thrilled to make an involvement in another project located in the windy Northwest of Hebei province, Northern China. The project consists of 33 wind turbines, each with a power output of 1500 kW. The total power capacity of the windfarm is about 50 MW and the net supplied power to the grid is 115,000 MWh per year. The project contributes an annual reduction of 120,000 t CO2, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestration of 2,791,338 tree seedlings for 10 years.
Year 2011 - Landfill Gas Recovery Project
In year 2011, we engaged in a project captures methane emissions from a landfill and regenerate electricity in the region of Jiangsu Province in China. Methane is a greenhouse gas 25-times more powerful than CO2. As a result, the project contributed an annual reduction of 134,000 tons CO2, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestration of 3,116,994 tree seedlings for 10 years.
Each year, ARCTIC participates in a recycling program organised by Der Grüne Punkt - a leading provider of take-back systems in Germany. In the year 2011, we had successfully saved 23 tons of CO2, a 5% increase compared to 17 tons in year 2010. This amount is equivalent to the carbon sequestration by 930 tree seedlings for 10 years.