At hampers.com, we're always striving to do our very best for the planet. We're incredibly proud to have been accredited with carbon neutral status, ensuring that our gifts are environmentally responsible and net carbon neutral.
We know that many of our customers want to ensure that the gifts they send to loved ones, clients and employees are kind to the planet, so we're on a journey to B-Corp status. We truly believe in putting purpose over profit.
Becoming carbon neutral is one of our biggest achievements yet, and we're delighted to reassure you that every single gift bought with us comes with that important status.
How is hampers.com carbon neutral?
We undertook a rigerous assessment with Carbon Footprint, who measured our annual carbon footprint production. This was a 360 degree review, including the carbon generated by getting our packaging and hamper components to us, our warehouse and office facilities, and delivery to our end consumers. The assessment is QAS (Quality Assurance Scheme) approved.
QAS is a Not For Profit organisation, whose objective is to bring the highest levels of confidence to businesses and individuals that the carbon emissions calculation methodology being used is independently verified, that carbon offset projects meet the highest standards available in the offsetting industry and that carbon retirement is done in an open and timely manner.
How is the carbon offset?
Once we received the result of the assessment, we could see a breakdown of how our carbon footprint is generated. Then, we were able to select approved projects to offset it.
Carbon offsetting projects not only help to combat climate change, but they can do so much more. They can provide much needed employment, health improvement, biodiversity, reforestation and broad social benefits to impoverished communities.
We were keen to select projects which help to care for people and the planet.
Which projects are being supported?
Our carbon is being offset across four wonderful projects:
Southern Cardamom Redd+ Project in Cambodia
The Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project (SCRP) is an initiative designed to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation, maintain biodiversity and create alternative livelihoods under the United Nations scheme of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). The 445,339 ha SCRP encompasses parts of Southern Cardamom National Park and Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary and will protect a critical part of the Cardamom Mountains Rainforest Ecoregion – one of the 200 most important locations for biodiversity conservation on the planet.
Reforestation of Degraded Land by MTPL in India
The project involves carbon sequestration of degraded lands through reforestation activities. Many discrete parcels of degraded land that are owned by small and poor farmers/ tribal who do not have the capability of plantation without any external financial support and technical guidance are reforested under Farm Forestry Scheme.
Brascarbon Methane Recovery Project BCA-BRA-16 in Brazil
The purpose of this project is to mitigate and recover animal effluent related greenhouse Gas (GHG) by improving the Animal Waste Management System practices in the confined animal feed operations in the different cities located at the Mato Grosso do Sul state, central Brazil.
Renewable Solar Power Project in India
The purpose of this project activity is to generate clean form of electricity through renewable solar energy sources. The project has a total capacity of 990 MW solar power which is installed across multiple sites in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh states of India.