Energy efficiency and sustainable cooking in Mozambique

The Promoting Energy Efficiency and Clean Cooking project promotes the efficient use of natural resources with the introduction of a new improved stove.

Improved stoves reduce domestic air pollution

Through the Promoting Energy Efficiency and Clean Cooking project, we are promoting sustainable, local production, creating jobs and encouraging new local businesses. We are also helping replace 10,000 traditional stoves with improved ones for vulnerable families, and reducing deforestation caused by chopping wood for coal for domestic use. Finally, we are making it easier for families to save on energy products, freeing up money for food, education and health. Pemba City has about 200,000 inhabitants and 88% of the roughly 40,000 families living in the city use coal or wood as their main fuel for cooking, with only 11% relying on an electric stove and 1% gas. Our improved stoves are reaching our set goals. We have produced and sold already 10,000 ICS's, with about 50 members of their community involved in their production, logistics and sale.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan signed in September 2015 by 193 UN member states. It incorporates 17 goals aimed at the socio-economic development of communities and regions. In line with the seventh goal, through this project we want to provide access to energy systems that are cheap, reliable, sustainable and modern (Goal 7).

Safety first

Safety in the workplace is an imperative value we want to share with our employees, contractors and local stakeholders. We are committed to eliminate accidents and protect the integrity of our assets. We consolidate a culture of safety through management and organization models, digital tools and communication initiatives. Our goal is strengthening the awareness of our people and their sense of responsibility toward themselves and others, by expanding HSE tools and digitalization to make corporate processes safer, more efficient and faster. 

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Rovuma Basin Project aims to deliver 10,000 cook stoves to the population of Pemba in Mozambique

The Improved cooking stoves do require some care to ensure their proper maintenance. It's important to clean them after using them, but not with water that could stop them working. These stoves have less of an impact on the environment and in our family we burn ourselves less on using these stoves than on the traditional ones.

Margarida and Victor, beneficiaries of the project

Impact on the environment and local community

Our improved stoves have made cooking safer and easier and reduced health problems. A few months after they came into use, the reduction in smoke in people's houses was plain to see. The stoves have proven to be efficient and clearly saved on coal for families. Their heat also lasts longer than that of the traditional “three stones” system of wood or charcoal, which brings serious health risks and wastes a lot of resources.

The project for energy efficiency: photo gallery

Improved stoves raise families' quality of life. In fact, more than sixty local people collaborate in the initiative through which we are replacing about 10,000 wood or coal burning household appliances.