Burgo Group and Consorzio Boschi Carnici have signed an agreement for the sale of 1,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, made possible by the second ecosystem services certification achievement by the consortium.
The signing occurred in Tolmezzo exactly one month after the first sale of carbon credits from good forest management practices according to the PEFC standard, voluntarily purchased by CAFC Spa. The certification achieved by Consorzio Boschi Carnici, which enabled both deals, is linked to the good silvicultural practices related to forest firefighting activities.
Through the planning of the interventions, which essentially involve the phytosanitary cutting of the spruce plants already dry due to the effect of the European spruce bark beetle, Consorzio Boschi Carnici has enforced actions of fundamental importance for forest fire prevention, turning them into a real benefit for the surrounding topsoil.
The signing of the agreement took place at the Burgo Group headquarters in Tolmezzo, in the presence of the regional councillor Stefano Zannier and the director of the Forest Service and Forestry Corps of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Rinaldo Comino.
“This marks a further fundamental step,” states the president of the Consorzio Luigi Cacitti, “for the acknowledgment of all those services and benefits induced by natural systems, which until a few years ago we were not able to monetise. We hope this is just the beginning of a continuous enhancement of the natural capital of the mountain area, and of the building of meaningful synergies with companies and economic actors that are particularly keen on environmental sustainability.”
Ignazio Capuano, CEO, Burgo Group, added, “The signing of the agreement fits into a broader framework for the Group, which includes a medium-term path towards the decarbonisation of production and which will immediately give the Tolmezzo customers the opportunity of purchasing Carbon Neutral products. Furthermore, the agreement undoubtedly represents one of the key steps towards the implementation of ESG policies, with the usage of social and productive resources from the local area.”