The first step to achieve carbon neutrality was reducing the emissions. The supplier has done this by using green couriers such as DHL GoGreen and Green Courier where available, only using renewable energy suppliers including Ecotricity and Stadtwerke Düsseldorf and electric bikes for transport. They have print facilities globally, this means they can reduce air travel when shipping your orders.
2. Calculating unavoidable emissions
Once they have reduced their emissions as much as possible they are audited by carbonfootprint.com to calculate their carbon impact. This report includes their performance, a breakdown of their footprint and further recommendations to minimise their footprint. They make this report publicly available.
3. Carbon emission offsetting
The supplier then offset our carbon emissions via The Gold Standard, and help fund projects for a safer climate and more sustainable world.
It is the suppliers policy to not use forestry-based carbon offsetting projects, instead they invest in renewable energy projects. This is in line with WWF guidance.
What's is carbon offsetting?
They know that offsetting alone will not tackle climate change, however it is an immediate and measurable method to take responsibility for their carbon footprint. After extensive research they found that investing in renewable energy was the most effective way to offset, as it provides infinite energy supply with instant effect.