We have officially become Climate Neutral Certified in 2021, for our 2020 emissions. We measured our company’s carbon footprint, and then offset it in its entirety by purchasing quality carbon credits, as well as planning to reduce emissions in the future. By committing to work as Climate Neutral Certified, we have fully offset the CO2 emissions caused in our everyday operations and product manufacturing.
Climate Neutral is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to decrease global carbon emissions by creating a trusted net-zero certification for consumer brands. The Climate Neutral Certified label empowers consumers to consciously support companies that measure their entire carbon footprint, offset it in its entirety, and implement strategies to reduce it moving forward. Climate Neutral’s standardised process makes it easier for companies to estimate their greenhouse gas footprint, identify credible carbon offsets, and prioritise measures to reduce their emissions.
The membership to 1% for the Planet commits us to donating one percent of our total annual sales to non-profit environmental causes. We all need to do more to help our amazing planet. There is no planet B.
We’re conscious that we won’t solve the huge environmental issues by making more products. Our hope is the designs we do produce, go someway to helping encourage people to live more sustainable lifestyles. Taking your own food and drink with you can greatly reduce food waste and single use packaging. We build our designs to last and if used regularly they will help you do your part and every effort helps.
1% for the Planet is an international organisation whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Members assist non-profit organisations that protect land, forests, rivers, oceans and also encourage sustainable methods of energy production. It was originally founded by Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews in 2002 and have certified more than $250 million in support to approved environmental nonprofits.
City Harvest puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way. In a city as affluent as London, it is shocking to find that thousands of people go hungry each day. At the same time, it is such a waste that safe, healthy and usable food is being disposed of. City Harvest collects this nutritious surplus food from all segments of the food industry (including restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers) and distributes it to the needy (including homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children's programs, centers for the elderly, and refuges for women experiencing domestic violence). They divert food from landfill where it would release greenhouse gases that lead to climate change. To date, they have redistributed food valued at more than £20 million, free, to their partners and offset over 27,000 tons of greenhouse gases.
Trees for Cities are the only UK charity working on a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. They get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food. To date, they have planted more than 1,117,899 trees with over 6000 volunteers, and educated over 16,000 school children in 26 cities.
Find out more about Trees for Cities here.