Our journey began earlier this year by joining forces with Climate Neutral. This organization helps companies measure their carbon output, create carbon reduction plans, and ultimately helps organizations become carbon neutral. With their help, we’ve been able to not only learn about the carbon emissions we produce but have found alternatives that will create less of an impact on our environment.
Now that we have received our calculation, we will offset our carbon emissions by purchasing carbon credits. One carbon credit removes or avoids one tonne of carbon emissions. What does this mean? One carbon credit is a certificate generated when someone eliminates or prevents the emission of one metric tonne of greenhouse gas emissions. Climate Neutral has created a strong third-party verification system to ensure these carbon credits are actually occurring and offsetting.
What are the next steps? Carbon Neutral requires all brands to develop and implement a reduction action plan (RAP) to reduce their emissions over the next 12-24 months. As there is a yearly recertification process, we will have to put these plans into action to get recertified. Next year, our Development team will also be focusing on reducing packaging as part of our Carbon Footprint Reduction action plan, including a refill plan (more on that soon), and this is only the beginning!
To put it simply, starting this journey has been a long-time goal for us. We are super excited as a team to continue to create incredible high-quality home fragrance products while also implementing innovations to our processes that will have a positive impact on our environment and our community. Stay tuned for more updates!