Paint manufacturer PT Mowilex Indonesia (Mowilex) received its fourth consecutive CarbonNeutral® certification from Climate Impact Partners, completing Scope 1, 2 and 3 evaluations that follow the global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. Mowilex, which manufactures premium-quality paints, wood coatings and construction coatings, is Indonesia's first carbon neutral manufacturer.
Mowilex earned certification by recording significant carbon reductions and offsets over a 12-month period. Onetime events, including a return to the office and the restart of post-pandemic business travel, slightly raised the company's carbon totals from the previous year. Mowilex also operated in multiple facilities while moving to an energy efficient new Cikande factory that will eventually reduce the company's carbon footprint by up to 7%. Residual emissions are offset via carbon credits.
Last month, Mowilex installed a solar canopy that is expected to permanently reduce carbon emissions at the company's headquarters by up to 30%. The panels shade cars while producing the maximum solar output allowed by current state electric company regulations.
"Our fourth consecutive CarbonNeutral® company certification from Climate Impact Partners demonstrates Mowilex's commitment to the environment and society. As an ethical company, we know the hidden costs of pollution outweigh the challenges and costs of doing the right thing," said Niko Safavi, CEO of PT Mowilex Indonesia.
"By cutting emissions at home, Mowilex is helping Indonesia reach targets of 25% renewable energy by 2030 and net zero carbon by 2060," said Mowilex Head of Sustainability Tania Wakhidah Ariningtyas. "We also support carbon-reducing efforts in developing countries, through two projects certified by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change."
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"While we're proud to be the first carbon neutral certified manufacturing business in our market, we're also delighted to see start-up paint companies outlining zero-emission strategies. We hope legacy companies also follow our lead. To create lasting change, we must all put the environment first," added Safavi.