Tork Leadership Conference
is Flight Carbon Neutral

The emissions related to the flights of attendees in the Tork Leadership Conference held on the 20th to 26th January 2024, located in Portugal – Lisbon, were neutralized through a partnership with Planton. Thus, all flight emissions were measured and offset with carbon credits valid in the international community.

Methodology for calculating emissions

The carbon inventory adopts the GHG Protocol methodology.

This standardized approach covers three emissions scopes: scope 1 (direct emissions), scope 2 (electricity-related indirect emissions) and scope 3 (other indirect emissions such as attendee transportation).

For the Tork Leadership Conference, only scope 3 emissions related to airplane travel carried out by attendees were considered. In this way, the distances of the segments, both arrival and departur, of the 152 attendees and the respective carbon emissions were calculated for each segment flown.

  • Scope 3

    Emissions related to airplane travel carried out by attendees

By using the GHG Protocol, we ensure that our carbon inventory is aligned with global best practices, promoting transparency and enabling informed decision-making to reduce the environmental impact and contribute to sustainability.

Emissions inventory

Here you have access to the event’s emissions inventory, created based on data collected by the NacNac team.

Compensation of emissions through carbon credits

All emissions recorded at the event were offset through carbon credits valid in the international community.


Fossil fuel oil switched for renewable biomass energy – Brazil 

The project resides in the industrial district of Bocaiúva, in the northern state of Minas Gerais (Brazil), a region dedicated to metallurgy, mining, agriculture and reforestation. The project replaces fossil fuel by renewable biomass at one of the factories of Rima Industrial.

The project consists of switching from fossil fuel oil which has a high carbon emission factor and therefore a high global warming potential to a renewable biomass (charcoal fines) at the industrial plant. Rima has 5 eucalyptus and pinus plantations within 250 km covering 40,000 ha where the charcoal is produced in pyrolysis ovens designed by Rima’s technical staff. These ovens are continuously operated and improved in order to enhance efficiency and process.

At the industrial plant, the charcoal passes through sieves to separate the fines from material with the proper size to produce metallic silicon and ferro- alloys. This plant produces metallic magnesium and alloys, both as lingots and powder and auto parts. These plants have reduction furnaces that use charcoal as a reducing agent. More than three quarters of the charcoal consumed in these plants is produced in Rima’s sustainably managed forests.

Contribution of the project activity to sustainable development

The contributions of project activity towards sustainable development are explained with indicators like contributions to social, economic, environmental, and technological well-being aspects as follows:

  • Social Well-being: The project creates social benefits related to improvement of labor conditions.
  • Economic Well-being: The project increases local job opportunities by additional manpower and creates work opportunities by stimulating sustainable management of existing forests in the region.
  •  Environmental Well-being: The project contributes to local environmental sustainability since it decreases the use of fuel oil.
  • Technological Well-being: The project contributes to technology and capacity development as new kiln burners and process control specifications are being put in place for the new fuel.

Offset Certificate

Through the Offset Certificate, we have information and access to official documents that guarantee the neutralization of emissions from the event.


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