The Defining Issue of our Time
Being human means releasing planet-warming carbon emissions into the atmosphere. It happens when we take a shower, charge our phones, or let out a yawn after a long day. Just like humans release carbon pollution, so do businesses - and HAVAH is no exception.
Everyday in the U.S. alone, ecommerce packages travel about the same distance as going to the moon and back ...133,000 times. Online shopping has transformed retail. Unfortunately, it’s also impacting the environment, and not for the better. Having an order conveniently delivered to your doorstep is a major contributor to climate change.
We’re on a Mission
As HAVAH continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources toward our values in order to maximize the positive impact of our products. At HAVAH, we have long held the conviction that we can be both a great business and a great corporate citizen. In fact, we believe we cannot be one without the other.
Corporate social responsibility is cemented in HAVAH’s DNA because our people believe deeply in making the world a better place.
What HAVAH is Doing?
We are already offsetting our carbon footprint in our supply chain with Green Story and now we're increasing our efforts to do more by offsetting the carbon footprint of your order on your behalf when it gets delivered to you.
We’re becoming one of the few ecommerce brands to offset 100% of our carbon emissions related to getting your orders to your doorstep. This achievement is the result of an effort to measure our global footprint in accordance with international certification standards, coupled with efforts to reach carbon neutrality.
For every one of our amazing items that ships, we now balance it with a positive environmental impact thanks to our partner, EcoCart. The full environmental impact of getting your favourite HAVAH products to your door is completely neutralised.
This initiative comes at no additional cost to our customers. It simply comes with the satisfaction of knowing that shopping with us means making a positive impact on the planet.
So now you’ll know when a package from us arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world.
No idea what Carbon Offsetting is?
What does it mean to offset emissions?
It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of getting you your items from HAVAH, we invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. It’s almost like we’re taking a debt from the planet, then immediately paying it back.
How does it work?
Now, each time someone buys an item at HAVAH, we will automatically purchase verified emissions reductions, more commonly known as “offsets” through our partners at EcoCart. These purchases support environmental projects, like wind and solar farms that create clean energy, or protecting trees that would otherwise be cut down so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air. On top of it, we make sure that these projects are doing some extra good like protecting animals or supporting underserved communities.
Why is this important?
HAVAH has always been conscious of our impact and actively worked to lighten our carbon footprint. We believe that if we all work together towards positive change, we can make the world a cleaner, healthier place.
What do you mean carbon neutral?
When we say we’ll be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions we create from shipping and manufacturing our products to your door.
Will this come at a cost to me?
No, we’re picking up the tab on this one! It's simply another reason to shop with us.