“We treat the world
as if we had a second
one in the trunk.”
CO2 – Carbon offsetting
Nowadays, every company is judged not only by its sales or profits, but more importantly than ever by its environmental footprint. This is not so easy for a logistics company when mobility is the main business.
ARTSECO has been able to directly improve its carbon footprint through some measures. We have invested in new vehicles with cleaner engines. We pack the art objects in collection boxes to the art fairs and then ship them, so we need fewer individual boxes. We try to be mindful in our daily operations to reuse packaging materials when possible, to broker used crates, to use less plastic.
To go one step further in the ecological direction, we support the NGO company “ATMOSFAIR” in its work to prevent or reduce carbon emissions worldwide. With their projects they help us to compensate carbon emissions.
They are investing money and manpower and knowhow in projects around the world
to educate cultures and lead them independently into a clean world. Countries where there is simply a lack of everything to implement environmentally friendly alternatives as a matter of course, cultures that have been exploited by the industrialized nations through our consumerism and live on the edge of the subsistence level, are supported here.
There, where water from the tap, warmth from the heating or gas for cooking is not a matter of course, these NGOs work and call out projects to help the people there, so that they do not make the same mistake as we do, in which they carry out robberies of nature for profit, but to use it and build it up at the same time.
In order to finance these projects, the topic of “carbon footprint compensation” has been brought into the world. You have to realize that transporting a box of art from Berlin to New York causes a certain amount of carbon emissions. Business requires mobility, which cannot be avoided, but it can be compensated.
With every overseas transport offer, your Artseco team will tell you which carbon emissions your transport causes. Help us by compensating your carbon emissions with a donation. Take the opportunity and donate to one of the climate protection projects of ATMOSFAIR.
Emissions occur even before the fuel for your air freight is provided
WTW = Well-To-Wheel, i.e. from the ‘oil well’ to the delivery of the goods.
TTW = Tank-To-Wheel, i.e. from the filling station to the delivery of the goods.
In principle, emissions should be recorded as completely as possible, i.e. including the upstream part, i.e. including the emissions that occurred in order to provide the fuel. For passenger flight emissions (our core business), we use the WTW values, which is also the standard in the industry.
Recording of all greenhouse gases in the calculation of the CO2 equivalent
This covers all emissions that have an impact on the climate. This means that not only the pure CO₂ quantity is included, but also the other greenhouse gases produced during transport (ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, etc.). To obtain a uniform basis for calculation, the climate impact of all individual gases is converted into CO₂ equivalents.
Provided we only consider air freight, we can determine the weight, distance and mode of transport. From this, the CO2 emission can be expressed in cbm, which is put in relation to the avoidance of new emission sins ( forest clearings, water pollution, incinerations).
ARTSECO has decided to increase the donations,
collected by the end of the year by another 10%
In the projects carbon emission is avoided and thus you can compensate your “transport -CO2” emission with the support of these projects. It sounds a bit like you can go on like this as long as you keep easing your conscience and paying money. But the fact is that you can improve in input as well as in output. I think for us and our customers the transports and their consequences will become more transparent.
Art logistics wakes up from its Snow White sleep and starts to question itself and its environment. This includes means of transport, transport packaging, crate construction, storage, transport routes, global trade fair business, exhibitions and much more.
ARTSECO will soon start to show this to its clients per request, so they can decide for themselves if they want to voluntarily pay compensation for your art transport.
ATMOSFAIR manages the payments and settles them transparently for the customer.
Thus, at the end of the year, each gallery can see how much it has compensated in total through its own contribution over the entire year and which projects were supported with it. Each gallery can receive a donation receipt from ATMOSFAIR for the amount donated.
The gallery will of course receive a donation receipt from ATMOSFAIR for each offset as soon as the payment has been made.
ARTSECO has decided to increase the donations, collected by the end of the year by another 10% .
Please contact us, we are glad to be of service to you.
Your ARTSECO Team