At River Insight we compensate for our ecological footprint. How? By planting trees, together with our partner Trees for All.
River Insight has planted 188 trees in 2021 and 150 trees in 2022, in the Netherlands and abroad. By doing so, we compensate for our CO2 emissions and contribute to better living conditions, sustainable land management and the preservation of biodiversity.
As a designer and manufacturer of scientific measuring instrumentation, our parent company Nortek is aware of the social significance that knowledge of water has for our living environment. Together, water and land are part of the global climate system – a fragile ecosystem that is changing.
River Insight is therefore taking responsibility. With our ”blue products” we are investing in making our planet greener. Since 2020 we have been committed ambassadors of the Trees for All foundation, one of the largest forest-planting organizations in our country and responsible for planting 6.8 million trees and shrubs over the past 23 years.
River Insight has developed its own program for CO2 compensation with which we operate as a company, which makes us as good as climate neutral. To achieve this, we compensate for the construction of every discharge station, and every measurement product (our Signature Vessel-Mounted ADCP) that is mounted on ships, as well as all maintenance.
In 2021, Trees for All, on behalf of River Insight, planted 94 trees in the Netherlands and 94 in reforestation projects in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. With this tree planting, we compensated for the installation and associated maintenance of River Insight discharge stations for various water authorities.
The bottoms of seas and oceans retain a lot of CO2, but on land forests play a leading role in sequestering greenhouse gases, says Sicco Kamminga, CEO of River Insight in the Netherlands. “We want to make a positive contribution to this with Trees for All: one that goes much further than just compensating for the CO2 emissions resulting from our production and operation”, he states.
”That is why – in addition to planting more trees – we continue to focus on developing high-quality discharge measurement products such as River Insight. This way, we make a lasting difference with progressive measurement technology that also offers our clients and their end users major environmental benefits”.
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