The certification follows its climate action in Africa, implementing six wind farms to prevent 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) each year across the continent.
Lekela has partnered with Natural Capital Partners, offsetting its carbon emissions to achieve carbon-neutral status in its business operations.
The carbon credits it purchases will fund efficient cooking stoves in Ghana, halving fuel consumption. The stoves are cheaper and quicker to run and provide local jobs to those in the capital city of Accra, with women making up 50% of the workforce.
Chris Antonopoulos, CEO, commented: “As a renewable energy company, we take the question of how to reduce our own internal carbon footprint extremely seriously. We are therefore pleased to announce our certification as a carbon-neutral company. Within this framework we are working to reduce, eliminate and offset our emissions.
“We constantly extol the virtues of clean, reliable and cheap energy for Africa in the form of wind power. It’s only right therefore, that we behave the same way internally and act the way we want others to on climate change.”