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We love our planet and nullifying our carbon and environmental footprint is at the core of everything we do at Welly. A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact your activities have on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced through the burning of fossil fuels and is expressed as a weight of CO2 emissions produced in tonnes.
What does it mean to be Carbon Neutral?
It’s a simple idea: it’s inevitable sometimes to leave a carbon footprint when we create packaging or transport our items. Essentially, the sum of all the greenhouse gases that you put into and take out of the atmosphere should balance out to zero. So carbon neutrality refers to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, and this can be done by balancing emissions of carbon dioxide with its removal or by eliminating emissions from society.
Well, how are we carbon neutral?
We calculated the carbon dioxide emissions of all our packaging materials -- wrappers, tins, boxes, everything.
Even though we already use eco-friendly products and employ sustainable manufacturing practices, it will still take some time to neutralise our carbon footprint completely due to some unavoidable carbon emissions. And so we thought, what about off-setting our footprint in other ways?
Through donations to renewable and solar energy projects in India. These projects prevent future carbon emissions and remove existing CO2 from the environment.
And so, we are able to offset the carbon dioxide emissions (footprint) so made. We are now proudly contributing to United Nations’ SDG numbers 3 (Good Health and Well Being), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and 13 (Climate Action).
How do we select our offset projects?
We worked with SimpliZero to calculate the CO2 emissions from each stage of our packaging’s supply chain. This enabled us to measure the carbon footprint for each of our packaging types and find the best-suited carbon offset projects.
Our approach for carbon neutrality is to offset our carbon footprint along our supply chain and have a mix of Renewable Energy and Community projects. We worked with Green Story to handpick projects based on their type, location, and benefits. Each project supports multiple UN sustainable development goals in addition to offsetting CO2. All our projects are rigorously verified and certified through The Gold Standard and The Verified Carbon Standard. These independent verifiers make sure that the projects are working to deliver the benefits they promise.
Our Packaging & Shipping is 100% Carbon Neutral
We love that you’re trying to do your bit for the environment by making conscious choices, and we love more that we get to help you do so! We are the first health & wellness company in India to go carbon neutral in packaging and shipping. With Welly, you can now ‘green’ your shipment; yay!
Here’s how you can be a part of our ‘go green’ journey!
With the click of a button, you can offset the carbon emissions made from your order. You can now experience our carbon-neutral journey across your entire shopping experience. Every carbon neutral product can be identified by a ‘carbon neutral’ visual on the product page. Click on the visual to see the exact amount of carbon offset for that product and explore the projects we invest in.
Every purchase confirmation email has a ‘Carbon Neutral’ button so that you can click and learn more about your carbon-neutral order and the communities you’ve supported through the offset projects. We’ll also send you an official Carbon offset certificate from our partner, SimpliZero with a unique transaction ID to ensure the validity of the offset.
From how our products are made to their safe delivery from our warehouse to your home, we’re concerned about and committed to the environment and our community. And we know that you’ve chosen us because you consider your social responsibility towards sustainability at every step too. So we’re all in this together, and we hope that you share the impact you create by going green with Welly, with your friends and family!