When we set out to do good things for the planet, we looked into many different ways to be a good business.
As well as being B Corp accredited and partnering with and supporting charities we decided to invest in projects to offset our operational carbon footprint (these are our carbon emissions for the things we do in the office, the warehouse, our commute, and any other business-related travel).
We decided to get into bed with Ecologi to help us offset our carbon emissions, they know their stuff when it comes to providing solutions to help turn the tide on the climate crisis for businesses like ours.
Over the last 3 years, we have invested in Verified and Gold Standard carbon avoidance projects. Our contribution to the following projects equates to annual emissions avoidance of 142 certified tonnes:
- Small Scale Onshore Wind Power in Sri Lanka
- Generating renewable solar electricity in Egypt
- Peruvian protection of the Amazon.
These projects also meet a selection of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
We’ve also funded the planting of trees across Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Uganda.
We realise that there’s an awful lot to do but, as we take little steps, we work towards our goal of being a business that makes a positive impact on people and the planet, as well as providing beautiful comfy bedding solutions.
We look forward to sharing the details of the projects we invest in, the impact we make, and the lessons we learn as we progress on our journey.
Caroline (Head of trees, carbon offsetting, and all of the good things)