Since day one, all our orders have been shipped out 100% carbon-neutral. This has been important to us.
But we decided that offsetting our deliveries wasn't enough. So we have turned it up a notch and cancelled our entire business operations CO2 emissions.
We're offsetting all our emissions and investing in regenerating empty lands and restoring forests.
This means we have net-zero carbon emissions.
From our manufacturing to the energy used to write this post, we've offset the lot. We've gone carbon-neutral.
what does it mean to be carbon-neutral?
In a nutshell, carbon-neutral is a state of having net-zero emissions. The emissions are offset and balanced by measures or carbon credits.
By offsetting our own emissions, we are ‘neutralising’ our carbon footprint. This doesn't mean that we've stopped creating carbon emissions.
We're researching ways we can put in place renewable energy throughout our supply chain, so we can further reduce our footprint.
how do you become carbon-neutral?
We did an assessment of our entire business operations. Bit by bit, we calculated the CO2 emissions we were emitting.
This included the activities in our supply chain and day-to-day business. Such as travel, commuting, office energy, product manufacturing, freight and transport.
Once we were able to get a full understanding of the emissions we could see where we could improve. After this, we knew how much we needed to offset to have net-zero emissions.
Once we knew the amount of CO2 emissions we emitted, we picked a carbon offset provider to offset our emissions.
We partnered with Carbon Neutral Australia. They are a carbon solutions provider and reforestation developer. They are providing us with carbon credits to offset our emissions.
Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor Project
Through our partnership with Carbon Neutral, we will be supporting the Gold Standard Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor Project.
This is a reforestation project that is re-establishing the natural landscape in the northern wheatbelt of Southwest Australia.
Since the launch of the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor project, 30 million mixed native species of trees and shrubs have been planted across almost 14,000 hectares. The project will provide a CO2 emission reduction of 1,059,000 million tonnes.
climate positive is on the horizon
Let's be real. Being carbon-neutral is a great start, but there is a lot more work that needs to be done.
We've realised that reducing our emissions to zero is not enough. For this reason, we are committed to being climate positive.
Essentially, this means our activities would go beyond achieving net-zero carbon emissions.
We want to take further action to catalyse more greenhouse gas reductions and removals than what our business emits. Watch this space for updates :)