Acted’s Green Approach

Our 3ZERO vision compels us to "walk the talk" on climate change and the environment

According to the latest WEF Global Risks Report, four of the five top risks we are likely to be faced with are related to the environment. The world’s poorest and most marginalised communities are already, and will be, the hardest hit by the effects of climate change, environmental crisis and their consequences. 

Our Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty vision compels us to “walk the talk” on climate change and the environment, that is:

  • Take all necessary measures to reduce our climate and environmental footprint at both an organisational and operational level;
  • Identify local and global solutions to climate change focusing on the most vulnerable, and;
  • Upscale our programming related to fighting climate change and preserving the environment.

Acted’s 3ZERO vision aims at positively impacting the issues of exclusion, climate change and poverty, in line with the principles of the European Green Deal and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Zero Exclusion, because nobody should be left behind; Zero Carbon, because we only have one planet; and Zero Poverty, because everyone should have the opportunity to realise their potential.

Greening is fully part of our duty to the populations that we serve and the planet that we all share

As the environmental crises deepens, aid agencies such as Acted are faced with two simultaneous challenges. We must propose coherent and proactive actions to respond to this crisis and support populations to be more resilient (…) and we must positively contribute to the collective responsibility by greening our operations

Andre Krummacher, Acted's Vice-CEO Programmes, Impact and Accountability

In line with our vision and ambition to reach a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty world, we embrace an ambitious greening strategy to tackle environmental degradation and climate change, while meeting the needs of the most vulnerable. This requires adapting our internal organisational procedures on the one hand, and upscaling our programming related to fighting climate change on the other hand.

November 2021

Acted’s Greening Strategy 2021-2025
reduction of our carbon footprint by 2025

We aim at reducing our carbon footprint by at least 30% by 2025, and by 50% by 2030, in line with IPCC recommendations, and ultimately achieve carbon neutrality for our operations.  To do so, we put in place organisational mechanisms to measure our carbon footprint and take concrete actions to reduce it in all our operations.

of our project portfolio dedicated to the environment by the end of 2022

To do so, we develop activities towards more sustainable ecosystems, enhanced climate resilience and better livelihoods in the short and long term.