As a brand that has always been at the forefront of advocating for sustainability and a circular economy, we at Left-handesign are proud to announce a significant milestone in our journey: We are now a Carbon Neutral Company. We believe that achieving this status is not just a company achievement but a collective win for our community and the environment. But why does being carbon neutral matter, and what does it mean for you, our cherished customers and stakeholders?
Let's dive in.
What is Carbon Neutrality?
Carbon neutrality means that a company, individual, or product has taken the necessary steps to balance the amount of greenhouse gas emissions it releases into the atmosphere with an equivalent amount of emissions offset or reduced. In other words, it's a way of taking responsibility for one's carbon footprint, striving to have a net-zero impact on the planet's climate.
The Importance of Carbon Neutrality
Global Climate Crisis
Climate change is a reality that we can no longer afford to ignore. Every activity we undertake leaves a carbon footprint, contributing to global warming and the subsequent environmental repercussions. Businesses contribute significantly to this footprint, and it is our responsibility to mitigate this impact.
Leading by Example
Being a carbon-neutral company isn't just a tagline; it's a commitment to a more sustainable future. By taking this step, we want to inspire other businesses, small or large, to embark on their own journey toward sustainability. We believe that each one of us has a role to play, and it starts with taking that first step.
Aligning With Consumer Values
More and more, consumers are making conscious choices to support brands that align with their values. A Nielsen survey showed that 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods. Being carbon neutral amplifies our commitment to the earth and echoes the values of an increasingly eco-conscious consumer base.
What We've Done To Achieve Carbon Neutrality
The first step in our journey was to measure our carbon footprint, which encompassed every aspect of our operations, from manufacturing to transportation. We are certified with Trace in Australia for measuring our carbon emissions. You can read more here
Next, we identified areas where we could cut down on emissions. This included opting for more energy-efficient manufacturing processes and reducing waste. Measuring the carbon emissions of our energy, suppliers, travel which is equivalent to 203 shipping containers full of pollution and offsetting those emissions through certified carbon credits and tree planting. We are passionate about sustainability and do what we can to minimise harm to our planet through [e.g. recycling waste, minimising unnecessary travel] and this represents the next step on our #Sustainability journey.
The unavoidable emissions were then offset by investing in renewable energy projects and carbon offset initiatives, such as reforestation projects. We offset 12 tonnes of CO2 by funding certified climate projects like Coorong Lakes Biodiversity Conservation, Australia, Generating clean wind energy, India, Katingan Peatlands Conservation, Indonesia, Efficient cookstoves, Nepal, Cool Fire Traditional Land Management, Australia, Rimba Raya Peatlands Conservation, Indonesia.
What This Means for Left-handesign
Achieving carbon neutrality aligns perfectly with our vision to be the most loved plantable stationery brand in Australia. It allows us to offer products that not just serve a functional purpose but also contribute to the wellbeing of our planet.
What This Means for You
Every time you make a purchase from Left-handesign, you're not just buying a piece of stationery; you're supporting a brand that is actively contributing to a greener, healthier planet. Your choice makes you an integral part of a community that values sustainability and is committed to making a difference.
Being a carbon-neutral company is a critical milestone for Left-handesign, but it's just the beginning. We are continually striving for more ways to reduce our environmental impact and contribute positively to the world we live in. Because at the end of the day, it's not just about selling products; it's about sowing the seeds for a better tomorrow.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. Together, let's make the world a greener place, one plantable piece of stationery at a time.