India To offset our 2006 emissions, we purchased around 60% of our offsets from a wind energy project in India that is to achieve Gold Standard.

The Gold Standard is a quality standard for carbon offsets, initiated by WWF and endorsed by 38 non-governmental organisations around the world.

The project is situated in the Dhule District, a remote area of Maharashtra, western India. It is made up of a central valley surrounded by the Sahyadra and Satpuda ranges of hills. Largely agricultural, key industries in Dhule include forestry, bamboo, flowers and fruit.

Tetra Pak purchased offsets from two small-scale wind energy projects in the district, eight turbines in total capable of generation 10MW of electricity.

The projects will feed into the Western Region Grid of India, providing clean energy to a growing energy hungry region which includes Mumbai and Goa. Whilst wind energy generation is still relatively new in India and faces financial and risk barriers, our investment helps makes these projects viable.

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