Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an important greenhouse gas that helps to trap heat in our atmosphere. Without it, our planet would be inhospitably cold. However, increasing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will cause the average global temperature to rise, disrupting other aspects of the earth’s climate.

GREL, as an implementer of ISO 14001, coupled with the implementation of international standards on biodiversity, HCV and the protection of water bodies, is putting measures in place for effective environmental systems. For more than a decade it has banned all forms of burning in its industrial plantation during its development or planting activities, and in 2012 reserved about 200 hectares of forest at Awodua Plantation, which is used by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for research by students of the Department of Natural Resource.

The latest action GREL took to help reduce the emission of CO2 in its operation is using tricycles to evacuate cup lumps instead of Trucks to reduce the emission of CO2.

Recent studies show a reduction of 51.3 tonnes, representing 52% of CO2 emissions, in the 1st semester of the year since using Motor Tricycle.

This innovation aims to reduce GREL’s carbon footprint by over 100 tonnes by the end of the year 2023.