As a collective, we all need to play our part in a world that needs to drastically reduce carbon emissions. That's why noissue is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating a roadmap to become fully carbon neutral by 2022.
We’re pleased to be working towards carbon neutrality by 2022. We’re starting with measuring, reducing and offsetting one of the biggest sources of our emissions: the carbon from our shipping.
As we are a global business, with a global team (mostly working remotely) and a global supply chain, our shipping is one of our biggest sources of carbon emissions.
Analysing our carbon footprint 👣
Starting with the basics, our carbon footprint is essentially made up of the amount of c02 emitted to create our products, from the carbon footprint of our raw materials, the manufacturing process to the carbon emitted during transportation and distribution. These emissions are classified as scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the primary source of carbon emissions in the US is from transportation (29 percent of 2019 greenhouse gas emissions). Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come from burning fossil fuel for our cars, trucks, ships, trains, and planes.
Here’s how we’re measuring, reducing and offsetting emissions from our shipping first, then the rest of our business 📦
Our carbon footprint will be measured in accordance with a globalised standard the GHG protocol, the world's most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standard.
This is already underway for the majority of our shipping and we will measure the rest of our business next year. All measurements will be reviewed by a third party to ensure validity and accuracy.
One of the biggest actions we are taking to reduce the carbon footprint of our distribution is localizing our supply chain.
We have bought on 8 local supply partners this year and will continue to do so! You can read more about our supply chains here.
Shipping from all noissue orders across 2021 will be offset next year, and we will work to become 100% carbon neutral by 2022.
All carbon offset projects that noissue supports will be third-party verified to the highest standards, such as Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard.
We are working with a leader in socially and environmentally beneficial projects, and with them, we aim to support projects that protect biodiversity and forests, benefit communities, and that create renewable energy or waste to energy initiatives.
Our Eco-Alliance Community Projects
With our community of Eco-Alliance members, we aim to contribute to projects around the world that reduce carbon emissions, protect biodiversity and forestry, and that benefit communities through clean water, renewable energy, and waste to energy initiatives.
Our current tree-planting initiative will transition to encompass a more diverse range of projects covering four relevant initiatives:
Forestry and Biodiversity
We’ll look for biodiversity and forestry initiatives like forest protection, regenerative agriculture and urban tree planting. We want to support projects that restore or protect natural ecosystems while delivering benefits to biodiversity and communities.
We’ll also look to clean water and clean cooking solutions to empower communities that need access to clean water and cooking, and to cut emissions and ease pressure on forests.
For clean energy we’ll look for projects that cut emissions by driving the renewables revolution, and that can create new job and training opportunities in low-carbon sectors.
Finally we’ll aim to contribute to initiatives that implement climate-smart waste management practices, cutting planet-warming gases!
We want to ensure we select projects that deliver proven impacts that align with the aims of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development goals. We’ll share more along the way through our Eco-Alliance program, so our community can be involved!
We’re committed to continuing to reduce our carbon footprint through localising our supply chain and becoming a fully carbon neutral business by the end of 2022.
Wondering what further steps you can take as a brand?
🌳 Check out our blog post on how to go carbon neutral as a small business.
Wrapping It Up
As part of noissue’s Sustainability Framework for 2021, we’re sharing our sustainability roadmap to be accountable to our customers as we improve our processes and find better solutions.
We’re excited to keep you updated as we progress to becoming carbon neutral as a business by the end of 2022, and we will continue to share any learnings we glean with you – our community – so we can be better, together.
Keep your eye on The Wrap or our Eco-Alliance page for future carbon and sustainability updates! Let’s work together to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.