ORIGINS OFFSETS THE CARBON EMISSIONS FROM SHIPPING FOR EVERY BELGIUM ORDER PLACED ON ORIGINS.EU*
* The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is funding emission reduction projects to offset CO2 emissions as a result of deliveries made from our Origins Belgium fulfillment center to our consumers' delivery addresses (excludes buy online and pickup in store, and same-day delivery).
SAINT NIKOLA WIND FARM PROJECT
The Saint Nikola Wind Farm is the largest wind energy project in Bulgaria, consisting of 52 turbines, with a generation capacity of 156MW. The project contributes to approximately 22% of the total installed electricity generation capacity from wind power in the country. Located on the Black Sea, in the Northeastern town of Kavarna, the wind farm has produced over 3.2 million MWh of electricity and has prevented at least 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the environment since coming online. The project displaces fossil fuel-fired power plants and reduces an estimated 244,224 tons of CO2e per year. This project is verified under the Verra standard.
GUANARE FOREST PLANTATIONS ON DEGRADED GRASSLANDS PROJECT
Located in the Central-Eastern Region of Uruguay, the Guanaré Forest Project has transformed over 21,000 hectares of land, previously grazed by beef cattle for over 300 years, into responsibly managed forests. The trees planted on the degraded grasslands consist of eucalyptus species and loblolly pine, which will be harvested in 22-year rotations and help support the absorption of an estimated 7 million tons of CO₂e over the project’s lifespan of sixty years. Forest plantations protect against soil erosion, runoff, and help reverse degradation by building up soil organic carbon. This project is verified under the Verra standard.
COMMITED TO THE PLANET
We believe it’s our responsibility to give back to nature and we endeavor to make choices that help reduce our impact on the planet.