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Warwick neWs: We are now the first Carbon Neutral manufacturer in the music industry!

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by WarwickOfficial, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media

    Without a shadow of a doubt, the climate change issue, which is often linked to the high CO₂ emissions of our modern society, is one of the most discussed topics of our time. We at Framus and Warwick are the first manufacturer in the music industry world-wide to succeed in realizing carbon neutral production of its instruments. But what is the meaning of carbon neutrality? The idea behind this conception is far more complex than simply attempting to minimize CO₂ emissions. Instead, it is based on the so-called CO₂ footprint concept, which allows companies from every industry sector to both determine and compensate their CO₂ output effectively.

    For every business, the first step towards carbon neutral production is compiling an account of its overall CO₂ emissions. The result is referred to as its CO₂ footprint. It provides every company with a detailed breakdown of its CO₂ output and allows it to identify the adjustments needed to minimize it. Furthermore, every business is offered the opportunity to compensate its carbon footprint by supporting international environmental protection projects.

    This is made possible by obtaining so-called emission certificates. By doing so, every company is given the opportunity to become a part of a large variety of projects ranging from the construction of wind energy plants up to water treatment and afforestation projects. Currently, we are supporting an afforestation project within Gorongosa National Park located in the Sofala province in East Mozambique.

    As a result, the concept of Carbon neutrality allows every company and every manufacturer to contribute to climate protection efficiently and effectively, and provides them with the guarantee that their efforts truly make a difference.

    Once again, we at Framus & Warwick have succeeded in setting new standards. We hope that many will follow in our footsteps and help secure the future of both our children and our world.

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  2. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Yes, I can see your point. However, Warwick currently produces the majority of the electrical energy it requires by utilizing one of the biggest solar systems in the region. Additionally, geothermal warmth is used to heat the entire facility - Thermal energy that is discharged from the building during the summertime is stored deep underground, to be used later in the winter to heat the entire complex. Throughout every step of production it is ensured that the least possible heat leaves the building unused. Our ultra-modern facility is equipped with insulated windows and walls throughout, fully-insulated heating pipes, and highly energy-efficient production machinery that is regularly and appropriately maintained. We also use wind turbines to generate electricity.
    In January 2012 Warwick & Framus was certified by the German TÜV as a result of its energy savings, with a credit of 466 tons of carbon dioxide per year! Nearly all of the electricity the company uses is 100% green. Warwick & Framus use about 860,000 kilowatt-hours of “green power” which comes from renewable energy sources, without any carbon dioxide or nuclear power. So now, we are taking what little emissions we do produce, and neutralizing them through our support of the projects described in the first post. Thanks!
  3. Smokin' Toaster

    Smokin' Toaster Supporting Member

    I had deleted my post, because I thought it was inappropriate. Congratulations to your company on this milestone.
  4. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    We welcome all feedback, Smokin' Toaster. Thanks again!
  5. preside


    Aug 7, 2010
    Scottsdale Az
    I bought a Subaru Forrester recently partly because it was made in a zero waste plant. You have taken this much further. The fact that a North/Central European country can lead the world in it's use of solar power is something to be proud of. GO Warwick!!

    PS Sorry but I don't own a Warwick bass, they are nice though.
  6. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Thanks for the kind words, preside! The future of our environment is something that Warwick's president and CEO Hans-Peter Wilfer is very passionate about. Through the use of solar panels, geothermal heating, wind turbines, FSC-certified wood, and carbon neutrality - he hopes to set a trend in the business, with the hope of a better environment for the future. Its got to start somewhere, sometime!