Through its new photovoltaic plant, Adapta is making a step forward in its journey to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Adapta has announced the aim to reach its carbon neutrality target by 2050. As part of this process, the company completed the installation of a new 38.7 kWp photovoltaic plant for self-consumption. Thanks to this new plant, Adapta has now available 338.7 kWp of power and 1,886 solar panels.
The company has calculated its carbon footprint for the 2020 financial year that is going to complement the data that had been registered in the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge for Scopes 1,2 and 3.
Carbon footprint is today a very important topic: it is one of the indicators that can be obtained through the development of the EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) verified by an independent third party and it measures the amount of the greenhouse gases that are produced. It is then a simplified version of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), in which a single category of environmental impact is considered.
“As set forth in our management policy, we are committed to providing appropriate environmental information on our products, guided by a clear and transparent strategy to share the environmental profile of our activities. True to this commitment, we have prepared an EPD in relation to our ADAPTA VIVENDI product lines and ADAPTA VIVENDI SDS,” commented the company.
EPDs document information related to the environmental behavior of a product based on its LCA. This information is divided into several impact categories such as global warming, acidification and ozone layer depletion with additional information (emissions produced, waste generated). So, it makes it possible to compare information between products with the same function.
In Adapta’s case, AENOR is the entity that has verified the EPD according to ISO 14025, following the Product Category Rules (PCR) 2014: 05 UN CPC 3511 Paints and varnishes and related products (version 1.0 of 17 / 04/2014) prepared by the International EPD System.
The ADAPTA VIVENDI and VIVENDI SDS collections have also been tested according to the ISO 16000-9: 2006 standard for determining the emission of VOC from construction and furniture products: the company has received an A+ score (very low emissions) for its wall, ceiling, window and door products.