We’re extremely excited to announce that we are now a Climate Positive company. This means that we will be going beyond being carbon neutral, and we will be offsetting 110% of the carbon emissions measured so far that we produce.We have already mapped our scope 1 and 2 and scope 3 operational, distribution and packaging emissions. In 2021 we aim to map all of our scope 3 ingredients emissions.
To achieve this we have partnered with Earthly, an organisation that enables businesses such as ours to invest in the fight against climate change through science-backed natural solutions.
To cut a long story short, they help us give back to a planet that has given us so much.
From the production and transportation of raw ingredients to the manufacture and sale of consumer end-products, carbon intensive industry practices are contributing to climate change. Beauty companies have sought to tackle this by investing in carbon offsetting projects, such as tree planting schemes.
However, we recognise that this is not enough.
Some of the action we have taken at Evolve includes:
We know offsetting is not a long-term solution and we are continually making progress, but progress takes time so we wanted a solution that would enable us to have a positive impact on our carbon footprint in the interim.
By becoming Climate Positive, we are able to offset 110% of the emissions we have measured so far. This means that we are helping to remove more carbon than we are producing as a business.
We will be working with Earthly to help fund the BAM REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions project in Peru.
This project is focussing on rainforest conservation in the heart of Peru, and it aims to reduce deforestation in over 300,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon and reduce millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere due to illegal deforestation.
Our founder Laura has travelled to the Amazon rainforest in her quest to find the best natural skincare ingredients, so this project is one that is close to her heart:
I am delighted to be able to work with a project in an area that I love. I was lucky enough to visit the Amazon rainforest and I was awestruck by the sheer size, splendor and biodiversity on show. The Amazon is a crucial part of the Earth's ecosystem, and the role it plays in reducing carbon emissions is invaluable to us all. That’s why I was so excited to get involved in this project and be able to help.
Here's a simple breakdown of how our partnership with Earthly will work:
We know that carbon offsetting is not the long-term solution to the problem of emissions, but finding a long-term solution takes time and we wanted to begin taking action now. Whilst we will be continuing to work alongside Earthly and the BAM Rainforest Project, we are also taking additional steps on our journey to becoming a zero carbon business.
This year we are planning to:
We want to tackle the issue of climate change head on, and although we can’t change everything immediately, going Climate Positiveis a huge step in the right direction.
Our other sustainability pillars:
Take a look at our campaigns too to see the impact we are having now:
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