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ESG by “KG Constructions”: will plant forests for clients

2022.08.12

One of the largest producers of aluminum and glass facade structures in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries next spring are going to plant about 10,000 trees – the same amount as they will produce construction elements. The company made this decision while implementing its ESG (environmental, social, governance) strategy and offers customers a discount to change to lower environmental pollution. The group hopes that the move will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and customers will have a small forest for each of their projects. “We produce an average of 8,000-10,000 elements per year, and we decided not to offer discounts to the customer, but to plant trees.” So we released one item from the factory – we planted one tree. Usually, the average amount of elements in the object is 1,000-3,000 units, so small forests will be planted for customers in specific places”,  – says Linas Karžinauskas, CEO of the company. If according to the ESG strategy approved by the company for five years, various measures are provided, for example, to use only electric cars in the long run, then this the idea to plant trees, according to the manager, arose impromptu. This year we are already here having ordered 3,134 trees, we plan to order another 7,418. They will all be planted in the spring and will never be cut commercially.

For customers will be calculated CO2

Buildings and constructions are considered to be one of the biggest polluters on the planet – they emit about 40% of all CO2 emissions. “KG Constructions Group” decided to use the facade systems CO2 calculator based on the knowledge of its specialists working in the UK and Switzerland. “We calculate the amount of CO2 we produce, and in our offers to customers in the United Kingdom, we indicate how much CO2 will be needed for which facade”, – says Linas Karžinauskas, CEO of the company. And if the amount of CO2 does not satisfy them, the designers can offer other solutions to make the buildings more sustainable and to get better certificates. The group promises to provide customers in Lithuania with calculations of how much carbon dioxide the specific planned facade system solution will emit into the atmosphere and how much the entire facade, including the manufacturer’s responsible processes. More sustainable solutions are also being sought in the company’s new factory in Riešė.Currently, our solar power plant is producing can supply about 30% with green energy. “Maybe we will make decisions so that we don’t need hot water. But for now, we are still producing CO2 and polluting to some extent,” – says Linas Karžinauskas, CEO of the company.

Full article: https://www.vz.lt/nekilnojamasis-turtas-statyba/2022/07/24/esg-pagal-kg-constructions-klientams-sodins-miskus