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A NET ZERO AMBITION
Future Sasol: Enabling activities (CONTINUED)
• Heat-retention cooking is energy efficient slow-cooking of meals, in thermally insulated devices.
• Traditional cooking methods are retained, lowering barriers to behaviour change, resulting in higher
• Reduced consumption of traditional fuels (eg wood, coal) results in GHG emissions savings, which are
converted to carbon credits.
• Health and environmental benefits are also realised, such as local air quality improvements and reduced
• Additionally, social benefits related to alleviation of time poverty creates the opportunity for the pursuit
of education and employment. This is especially relevant in South Africa for women and young girls,
who are disproportionately burdened with the unpaid labour of collecting fuels and cooking.
• Sasol will support the scaled manufacturing and distribution of heat-retention cooking devices in South
Africa through strategic partnerships.
• We will focus on our fenceline communities in the Sasolburg, Secunda and Ekandustria regions, aiming
to create jobs through localised device manufacturing, distribution and training.
• To date Sasol has successfully concluded the purchase of credits, derived from the project developed by
Wonderbag, a South African company supporting 'carbon that counts'.
Soil Organic Carbon
• A holistic land management practice that rebuilds soil carbon stocks and restores degraded soil fertility.
• Involves any farming, grazing or conservation practice that increases soil organic matter and leverages
photosynthesis to close the carbon cycle and sequester CO2 – yielding carbon credits.
• Additional environmental benefits of improved natural water cycles, increased soil and land biodiversity
and increased crop yields are realised.
• Soil carbon projects are nascent globally and Sasol aims to partner with recognised agricultural and
offset project developers to co-create a scalable soil carbon enhancement programme in South Africa.
• Subsistence and community farms, degraded land under the control of traditional and rural
communities and degraded mine land will be targeted.
• The soil carbon enhancement programme has the potential to create additional businesses along the
agricultural value chain, providing sustainable socio-economic upliftment in our immediate community
focus areas and in South Africa.
• We have prioritised this form of nature-based solution projects as classic reforestation projects, which
are limited in the South African context.
• Fuel-efficient cookstoves replace conventional cooking devices.
• Reduced GHG emissions through lower fuel consumption leads to the realisation of carbon credits.
• Beyond carbon benefits reduced air pollution, minimising pressure on forestry resources and the
easing of time poverty at a household and community-level are realised.
• Sasol is looking to partner with recognised project developers that aim to distribute 400 000 locally
manufactured cookstoves in the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northern Cape regions.
• Through the direct purchase of socially responsible carbon credits, activities aligned with our core
carbon offset principles will be supported.
• We aim to incentivise the localisation of scaled manufacturing and distribution activities in fenceline
• These activities will leverage existing small to medium-sized enterprises and create additional job
opportunities aligned with our shared value remit.
Sasol Climate Change Report 2021