Enviroft joins campaign to reduce CO2 emissions
01 November 2013, 17:33
Nairobi - The United States-based Envirofit International announced it would support the country meet its targets of reducing greenhouse gases.
The company will during the period sell of 150,000 clean cook stoves across Kenya in the next two years and help reduce the emission of gases by 193,500 tonnes.
To meet the national demand in reducing climate pollutants and to help facilitate economic growth, Envirofit has partnered with Kaluworks – a leading provider of cookware – to improve production, supply chain, business development and increase sustainable revenue.
With the expanded production, the company also plans to expand its innovative training and distribution efforts that will lead to the creation of an estimated 100 new jobs.
“This new commitment with the BCtA will further Envirofit’s broad range of targets to meet the needs of the growing Kenyan marketplace. We are confident that Envirofit’s focus and rigorous training will help promote behavioral change to reach more consumers and reduce harmful emissions,” said Sahba Sobhani, Acting Programme Manager at Business Call to Action (BCtA)
BCtA is spearheading campaigns to reduce carbon emissions locally.
Envirofit is a multi-national corporation with a mission to develop and disseminate technologies that reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.
By introducing clean cook stoves as a less costly fuel alternative, the company also addresses low-income consumer households that have been traditionally overlooked.
“We are pleased to join the Business Call to Action which is well in line with our mission to serve much needed populations, empower consumers, and promote safer, cleaner, and more efficient cooking environments,” said the company’s founder and CEO Ron Bills.
In Kenya, an estimated 95 percent of the rural population relies on biomass for a cooked meal while and 63 percent of households are still using basic cookstoves.
– CAJ News