Climate commitment

We take responsibility for our environmental impact.

Through collaborations with reputable organisations, we invest in initiatives that counteract carbon emissions, such as recycling, renewable energy, and reforestation projects.

 On our websites, a tracking app monitors all deliveries, tracking distances and parcel weights to calculate total carbon emissions. We then determine the amount to offset, multiplying it by 10 to ensure carbon negativity in our deliveries. This factor of x10 was selected deliberately.

 Monthly, we procure carbon credits from audited projects via Credible Carbon and retire them. These projects undergo independent audits to validate their carbon reduction claims, ensuring accurate recording of carbon reduction.

 The registry remunerates projects for the credits bought, supporting sustainable practices and community development.

Get to know some of the companies mitigating our shipping emissions:

The Stellenbosch Community Recycling Project exemplifies the circular economy in action. Waste-preneurs gather and transport recyclable materials to a center where they are sorted and baled for processing. This initiative generates income opportunities in underserved areas, fosters cleaner environments, and reduces landfill waste. Carbon credits contribute by funding the purchase of recycling cages, constructed from recycled materials where possible. These cages are strategically placed for convenient collection by waste-preneurs, expanding the recycling network and maximizing waste diversion from landfills.

ReCarbon Hermanus project redirects municipal green waste from landfills to a composting site. The resulting compost is organically certified and utilised for various sustainable gardening and agricultural ventures. By preventing decay in landfills, methane and carbon dioxide emissions are reduced, contributing to environmental preservation. Project revenue supports community social development and urban farming initiatives.

Kuyasa, situated in Khayelitsha, is a low-carbon housing initiative. Over 2000 homes in this impoverished Cape Town suburb have been equipped with energy-efficient solar geysers, lighting, and thermal ceilings since its inception. Beyond its evident carbon emissions reduction, the project yields additional benefits such as decreased household spending on coal-generated electricity, local employment opportunities, diminished local air pollution, and an expected decline in accidents and property damage due to fires. This is especially significant considering the prevalent use of fire-prone lighting sources like paraffin lamps and candles in densely populated and poorly constructed areas like Khayelitsha.

Together, we have:

• Extracted tons of carbon from the atmosphere

• Facilitated carbon-negative shipping for 75,000+ orders