Furch Guitars has announced that begun sourcing all of its electricity from fully renewable sources, which will reduce its total carbon footprint by up to 60% yearly. The switch to more environmentally friendly energy sources began at the beginning of 2020.
The company buys its renewable energy from large energy suppliers. Although this energy costs more, the company seeks to support its suppliers in its environmental activities and motivate them to produce more green energy in the long term.
“The environment is an important topic for me, as is the impact of our production on it,” said Petr Furch, CEO of Furch Guitars. “That is why I have been trying for a long time to find a really effective way to reduce our company’s carbon footprint. I have considered many options, including producing our own electricity. However, this path is not generally beneficial even in a healthy economic environment and, without subsidies, not effective. Solar panels on the roof and a Tesla parked in front of the house is simply not the best solution. I have gradually come to the conclusion that the motivation for large energy suppliers to invest in carbon-free resources will play a key role in this regard. This can benefit all customers, from large companies to individual households.”
The increased use of green energy is part of a broader campaign that the company began last year when the company established a cooperation with the Panamanian community of Arimae, which is dedicated to the protection and care of local exotic trees with an emphasis on their sustainable development.