Corporate Social Responsibilitiy
Xiting is committed to sustainability, climate protection, and the funding of social projects. We believe that as a company it is especially important to assume social responsibility, and for this reason we are constantly working to further develop and support our priorities in these areas.
Corporate responsibility in climate protection for a sustainable future
Xiting is especially concerned about the well-being of our environment, which is why we are committed to sustainable climate and environmental protection. Since September 2019, we have been successfully pursuing the goal of operating as a 100% CO2-neutral company through our support for Plant-for-the-Planet, a reforestation project in which trees are planted and thus greenhouse gases are reduced. In addition, we calculate the C02 savings potential of our employees and Xiting itself, and invest these savings annually in further climate protection projects. Our position is based on the scientific reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which, in Xiting’s view, represent a substantial source of evidence for the current climate crisis.
The goal of the Plant-for-the-Planet’s Children and Youth Initiative, which was launched in 2007, is to plant 1 trillion trees worldwide. Trees are the cheapest and most effective way to bind CO2 and thus provide humanity with a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero and mitigate the climate crisis.
In 2011, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment for short) handed over the traditional Billion Tree Campaign to Plant-for-the-Planet – and with it, the official World Tree Counter. In keeping with the ambitious goal of the children, Plant-for-the-Planet has now declared the Trillion Tree Campaign.
So far, over 13.6 billion trees have been planted in 193 countries. On the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Plant-for-the-Planet plants a new tree every 15 seconds.
This planting project shows how easy it is to efficiently plant trees on a large scale. With its own products (e.g., Die Gute Schokolade) and campaigns (e.g., “Stop talking. Start planting.”), the initiative plants trees itself, while also motivating people to plant their own trees. Additionally, over 81,000 children and young people from 73 countries have already taken part in academies, where they train each other to become ambassadors for climate justice.
Aside from direct measures like planting trees, Xiting also considers it very important to raise awareness about the need to confront our planet’s growing climate crisis.
Trees are the ideal and most natural way of filtering CO2 from the air. If you’d like to contribute, support our project by simply planting trees in the name of Xiting via the Tree Counter below!
Are you interested in our projects?
Would you like your company to commit itself to climate protection, but don’t know what steps to take? Our sustainability team is happy to provide information about the Xiting Climate Protection Program. Please contact [email protected]!
Climeworks Pioneers Capturing CO2 from air
In addition to Plant-for-the-Planet, we also provide monthly support for Climeworks in Zurich. This future-oriented company has been developing innovative technologies for quite some time, and has developed a method to filter CO2 directly from the air by means of a complex filter technology. This approach is particularly efficient, as large quantities of CO2 can be filtered directly from the air and collected as concentrated CO2 gas for supplying customers (or for negative emission technologies) or converted into stone under the earth. The CO2-free air is finally released back into the atmosphere. This continuous cycle is then ready to start again. The filter is reused several times and lasts a few thousand cycles.
As research into this complex technology needs to be advanced, and because the construction of the filter systems is still expensive at this stage, support from sustainability-minded companies is necessary to ensure continued development of this promising approach.
More Xiting Projects
We believe that active participation in sports can make an important contribution to the well-being of society. Xiting feels especially connected to skiing.
For this reason, we support three very talented young athletes who have earned excellent rankings in numerous competitions. For many years now, these athletes have included Chiara Horning, Lavinia Horning and Tobias Hutter. We wish our athletes success in their development and in the upcoming season!
Since 2011, Xiting has sponsored children who attend a farm school in South Africa’s northern Mapungubwe region. Our sponsorship covers books, food, school uniforms, transportation, tuition fees, and equipment necessary for school operations – thus having a significant and positive impact on life in the community.
In 2013, this sponsorship was extended to support scientific research programs, paving the way for the identification of local plant and insect species (some of which were previously undiscovered).