Valmont Zero Emission Pole - ZEP

ZEP - Zero Emission Poles

Conserving Resources. Improving Life.

Much more than a tagline, the Valmont, “Conserving Resources. Improving Life”, core philosophy is at the heart of the organization’s business activities.

With the poles and structures Valmont produces, the company strives to contribute to a better environment through sustainable practices. An excellent example of this effort is the Valmont Zero Emission Pole which is available upon request across the African and European continents.

The Zero Emission Pole is a CO2-neutral lighting, traffic or telecom pole which Valmont offers in steel, aluminium or wood. For each of these materials, 100% of CO2 emissions are neutralized by Valmont’s participation in the Trees for All program in Mali.

To date, approximately 25,000 jatropha shrubs have been planted with Valmont’s participation in this program (offsetting the equivalent of 1,245 tonnes of CO2). The drought-resistant greenery absorbs CO2 and produces oil-rich nuts used in the production of biodiesel fuels.