This Earth Day, we are proud to announce that Autofulfil now offers fully carbon-neutral fulfillment services! This month, through our partnership with Trees for the Future, we helped offset the 521,376 lbs of CO2 produced by our fulfillment centre in 2021 by:
- Planting 6,517 trees,
- Growing 24,439 lbs of organic produce to feed families and generate income, and
- Restoring 102,645 sq ft of land in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The environmental impact of the eCommerce industry is staggering.
From unsustainable packaging production and landfill waste to the significant carbon emissions generated by shipping products all over the world, the eCommerce market struggles with sustainability.
Because of this, consumer demand for sustainable online shopping is growing, with not only a demand for sustainable products but also sustainable supply chains and carbon-neutral shipping options. 84% of consumers would be more likely to make a purchase based on a brand’s positive sustainability practices.
But Autofulfil’s decision to become carbon-neutral is driven by more than consumer demand. We truly care about the impacts of the work we do on the people we serve and the planet we share – and this drives us to seek better ways of doing business.
In addition to our new carbon-neutral tree planting initiative, we provide sustainable paper packaging that has been produced with sustainable forest management practices that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
We also run our 100,000 sq ft fulfillment centre in Ireland on electricity generated 100% by renewable energy resources.
But we’re just getting started with our sustainability initiatives! We are committed to continuously seeking ways to become even more sustainable and protect our planet’s precious resources.
Happy Earth Day, friends.