After an extensive work of measuring and offsetting the carbon footprint of the Dalla Corte Zero and XT models, these espresso machines are now “Carbon Neutral”. The production processes have been offset with carbon credits for the Ntakata Mountains program, a project that becomes part of PlaNet, Dalla Corte’s sustainability and social responsibility plan.
Sustainability and social responsibility are commitments that have always been part of the core values of Italian espresso machine manufacturer Dalla Corte. They have been committed to various programs, such as the Second Chance venture in collaboration with the Bollate penitentiary since 2016, a 5-year project on the island of Sumatra, the wells in Cameroon in 2018, introducing lead-free materials, testing the machines’ energy efficiency and making all the data public on their website. With PlaNet, Dalla Corte gathers all these projects under one name, adding another important activity to the company's sustainability plan: offsetting the emissions of all their espresso machines - starting with XT and Zero - making them "Carbon Neutral".
A project started in 2020, when the company began measuring the carbon footprint of their primary products, in compliance with ISO standards. They measured the impact of their components’ production, assembling processes in their headquarters in Baranzate, and shipping to customers all over the world. With this work, the XT and Zero multigroup machines have become "Carbon Neutral", i.e. their carbon footprint has been fully offset by buying carbon credits for the Ntakata Mountains project, which protects forests and farmers in Tanzania.
Two years ago, Dalla Corte started looking for a project which would meet all their expectations. They’ve intentionally put in a lot of work and invested a great deal of time searching for an initiative that they could support in the long term. They’ve identified a longsighted project with a focus on protecting resources: in this area, the Bende, Tongwe and Ha, who identify themselves as people of the forest, are farmers who grow crops and raise livestock. The farmers in this rich forested landscape practice their lifestyle in well-watered valleys and have always cared for the forests that cover the mountains around their communities. This farming lifestyle depends on healthy forests, healthy soils and many other things, such as medicines, honey and firewood and building poles. With this forest conservation project in the Ntakata Mountains in Tanzania, Dalla Corte commits to protecting forests for farmers, wildlife and climate.
The focus on sustainability and other social issues is increasing on a global scale: with PlaNet, Dalla Corte intends giving even more importance to these topics by showing what they have already done, what they are doing and what they are going to do in the future, to respond to the call for urgent action to safeguard our planet.