Once considered a far-off threat, climate change has proven in the last few years that it's much closer than we thought —and that the time to act is now. As communities and nations seek to band together in response to the looming effects of what has quickly been recognized in the 21st century as a full-fledged climate crisis, the United Nations has laid the groundwork for that iniative in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
OUR SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT
OUR SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT
As we do our part to make a difference, we have partnered with the Ecology and Development Foundation (ECODES) to identify specific areas in which we can take action to improve our environmental impact. This involves, among other things, conducting a carbon audit to assess our impact on CO2 emissions.
Through the ECODES CeroCO2 initiative, we're able to use this data to then reduce CO2 emissions as much as possible and compensate the remaining emissions through projects in developing nations.
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
Emission compensation consists of a voluntary donation or purchase of emission-reducing components that offset any emissions caused. To compensate emissions companies help by financing projects in developing countries that reduce or capture an equivalent amount of CO2 caused through the implementation of renewable energy, saving, and efficient technologies, energy, waste treatment, or reforestation.
Adopting more environmentally-friendly transport methods, redefining our product's materials, and planting trees for each order placed are some of the things that we are doing at Barner to make the difference.
REDUCE EMISSIONS BY ADAPTING OUR TRANSPORT METHODS
One of the things that we've realized we could do to reduce CO2 emissions was changing the way our products are being transported. While an airplane uses 2,34 kg CO2, a ship uses 1,09 CO2. These numbers speak for themselves: we needed to stop using planes. The consequence was a reduction of 53% of CO2.
COMPENSATE EMISSIONS BY PLANTING TREES
To offset our CO2 emissions and also to contribute to the regrowing of wildlife habitats, planting a tree was the best thing that we could do. Is our responsibility to set an example and put words into action so that the next generations will inherit a better world.
To make this happen, we have partnered up with Tree-Nation, an organization dedicated to fighting climate change and reforesting the world.
WE ARE A B-CORP
Social consciousness is at the core of Barner’s brand values, which is why we’re so proud to be a certified B corporation! Being a B Corp means that our company has been recognized for going above and beyond basic corporate social responsibility, and that our efforts are having a real impact globally.