More and more we are seeing bulk grocery offerings, reusable packaging, and doorstep-delivery consumer goods in returnable, reusable packaging. What’s the role of your net carbon zero factory in creating products that tread lightly on the earth?
Our manufacturing facility in Auckland has been Toitū carbonzero certified since 2010, offsetting 769 tonnes of carbon since then. In 2020, we expanded the scope of our Toitū carbonnzero certification to all our affiliated sites across Australasia, offsetting 969 tonnes of carbon in 2019. The remaining emissions are offset with high-quality carbon credits sourced from sustainable projects in New Zealand and internationally.
The carboNZero certification involves measuring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions from electricity, fuel, freight, packaging, and company vehicles. We also became B Corp certified across Australasia in 2021. This means we had to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
At ecostore, we are always striving to find new and innovative ways to reduce waste and make a positive impact on the environment. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the launch of our highly concentrated laundry liquids. With three times the concentration of our traditional formula, we have been able to reduce the plastic and water content by 55%. This is just one example of how we are pushing the boundaries of sustainability and I can’t wait for you all to try it.