Wolffkran GmbH - Information on commitment to climate action

The company has assessed the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from its business activities, excluding emissions from products. The company-related emissions, excluding the products, were offset by the purchase of climate protection certificates.

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About the company

Austrasse 72
74076 Heilbronn

phone +49 7131 9815 0
Fax +49 7131 9815 355


Reference object

The path to the award

Climate neutrality via offsetting
Detailed information concerning the issuing guidelines for the award

Greenhouse gas emissions assessment

Reference year
01/01/2021 - 31/12/2021
Assessment result
3.245 CO₂e in tonnes | p.a.
Assessment methodology

The assessment of greenhouse gas emissions was carried out with consideration of the organisational boundaries based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard. All Scope 1 and Scope 2 categories as well as the following Scope 3 categories were included:

Scope 1

includes direct greenhouse gas emissions resulting from a company’s own activities:

Scope 2

includes indirect greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the generation of energy purchased and used by a company:

Scope 3

includes all emissions that are caused by activities outside the direct control of the company but occur along its entire value chain:

reduction measures

The company is aware that greenhouse gas emissions must be avoided and reduced as far as possible. Offsetting by means of carbon credits shall only be perceived as an additional – if albeit vital – measure to achieve the 1.5°C target set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. The offsetting share must be gradually reduced in this context.


The company has acquired carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gas emissions as assessed.
Offsetting period
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
Number of credits (1 credit = 1t CO₂e)
Supported carbon offset projects
Hydropower | Vietnam | CDM
Project ID: 4537
Number of credits: 3.245

Confirmation of retirement

To the project description

Further commitment

Climate Protection International

In 2022, our offices in Sheffield and London, UK, intensively started to introduce and implement an environmental management system within the framework of the ISO 14001 standard. To this end, an internal environmental consultant was hired and an environmental monitoring system was implemented, as well as a strategy was developed to compensate for CO2-equivalent emissions through savings measures and the use of renewable energies, among other things.

Senator Andreas Kahl

“As a company that is aware of the environmental and social impact of our activity, we make every effort to reduce our absolute emissions and contribute to the fight against climate change.” But we also understand that with today’s technology, some of our emissions are unfortunately unavoidable. That’s why, in line with the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism, we have voluntarily offset our equivalent carbon emissions from our German manufacturing and R&D sites to mitigate most of our carbon footprint. While offsetting has been the subject of criticism for years, we believe that through careful review and comprehensive review of the projects we support, we can still have a positive social and environmental impact. “In addition, we view offsetting as an important complement to our ongoing strategies to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the areas of social, environmental and governance.”