FFC’s plantation forests are carbon sinks that remove a significant amount of CO2 from the atmosphere. FFC’s plantation forests are located on previously degraded land that sequestered very little CO2. Our trees are sequestering carbon, which early studies in other parts of the world show can be as high as 400 – 500 t/CO2 per hectare.
Due to the lack of conventional electricity infrastructure, electricity production in Colombia comes mainly from renewable energy sources, with hydroelectric generation accounting for about 70% of total production. FFC has taken advantage of innovations such as photovoltaic panels to generate 91% of our own energy needs. This has led to a low rate of carbon emissions due to electricity consumption, contributing only 0.23% of the total CO2 equivalent emissions produced by the operations.