We have become a Carbon Neutral company, the first in the textile industry in the Southern Hemisphere to do so. For this big step, we partnered up with AIDER non-profit organization that aims to the conservation of rain forests, covering 127,000 ha. of threatened forests in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. They provide tools for indigenous communities to develop skills in managing lands, protecting their forest, land governance, new sustainable crop growing techniques, and training in other economic activities like craft making. Textil del Valle’s contribution of carbon credits has gone towards the ‘Nii Kaniti’ project, an alliance with seven communities from Ucayali, Peru. The objective is to help the development of these communities and enhance their relationship with their threatened natural forests.
A milestone for our company, as we achieved to offset our 2019 Carbon Footprint (18,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent), we will continue with these annual measures to keep offsetting our emissions and protecting the Earth’s lungs: the Amazon rain forest. From now on, this commitment becomes part of our identity.