Funivie Pinzolo SPA is Carbon Neutral
Pinzolo cable cars get even more sustainable: by the start of winter 2022/23, they had achieved Carbon Neutrality.
Funivie Pinzolo Spa takes a new, decisive step along the road to sustainability. After achieving environmental certification for the first time in 2004, renewed until 2025, and the integrated sustainability certification ‘SI Rating’ - Start level with a score of 60%, it has achieved carbon neutrality by offsetting its CO 2 emissions.
Together with climatepartner, Funivie Pinzolo Spa has calculated the company’s carbon footprint.
The Corporate carbon footprint (CCF) is the total CO 2 emissions that a company produces over a set period within certain system boundaries. The calculation was carried out according to the directives of the Greenhouse gas protocol corporate accounting and reporting standard (GHG Protocol) which classifies direct and indirect emissions of a company in three different areas (or Scopes): Scope 1, which includes direct emissions generated by the company; Scope 2, which includes indirect emissions associated with purchased and consumed energy; and Scope 3, which covers all other indirect emissions generated by the corporate value chain. To date, we have calculated our emissions in Areas 1, 2 and partially within Scope 3 (business travel, employee travel and upstream emissions related to energy and fuel consumption).
The offset target of 3379.9 tons of CO 2 produced by Funivie Pinzolo Spa (May 2021-April 2022) was achieved through certified carbon credits generated by the construction of a hydroelectric power plant to provide the North Indian grid with clean and renewable energy. The dam was constructed in the northern glacial regions of the Great Himalayas, near the town of Srinagar in the district of
Uttarakhand on the Alaknanda River.
In addition to offsetting its carbon footprint through the project in India, Funivie Pinzolo is taking important steps to accelerate the energy transition and significant investment has been made in this perspective, such as the purchase of new snow guns that allow for greater snow production with equivalent energy and water consumption, in addition to updating its fleet with the inclusion in the fleet of two new groomers. The path it has undertaken has also lent impetus to all the workers in implementing best practices with a view to sustainability and environmental protection.
‘The path we have taken’ says Gianni Baldessari, director of Funivie Pinzolo ‘is a pact with our surrounding environment and with future generations. At this historic moment, each of us must give our support to help deliver a better legacy to our children. All together and as a company, we decided to make an active contribution";. ‘Ski resorts are already experiencing the effects of climate change on a sector that employs 400 thousand people in Italy, including directly and indirectly, and generates a turnover of between 10 and 12 billion euros’, says Giorgio Bertolini, general manager of climatepartner Italy. ‘Tourism’ he adds, ‘allows mountain communities to stay in their regions and see Funivie’s commitment to measuring, reducing and offsetting their emissions gives great hope for the future. A future where we can continue to enjoy beautiful landscapes and a beautiful sport by respecting the mountains that host it’.