HOW CAN I AM ORGANIC PRODUCTS BE CARBON NEUTRAL?
IAM Organic® cares about people and planet. Our product chain is made as sustainable as possible in order to limit the emission of greenhouse gases. Yet the production and distribution of our products still leave a carbon footprint. I AM Organic offsets this footprint and invests the money in Fairtrade certified climate projects from FairClimateFund. This causes are products to be carbon neutral.
We do have a
Teeny-tiny co2 footprint
At I AM Organic, we do everything possible to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. But, we hear you thinking, you said you are carbon neutral, right? That’s right, but at the moment it is just impossible to get certain types of organic fruit and vegetables to you without emitting CO2. That is why I AM Organic has made deliberate choices aimed at emitting as little CO2 as possible. By working with small-scale, organic farmers. And by opting for sustainable transport. And by using as little (and if so then recyclable) packaging as possible.
CO2 NEUTRAL IT IS
The CO2 emissions that remain after that are our so-called footprint, and that is as small as possible. But it’s still not small enough. And not completely neutral. This cannot be done overnight; it requires several partners and much more investment. But we don’t want to wait for that. I AM Organic wants to make a difference today, by precisely identifying and fully offsetting our CO2 emissions. For example, we work together with the FairClimateFund. They invest in FairTrade certified projects where, for example, trees are planted instead of being cut down. In so doing, they offset our CO2 emissions, and our products are carbon neutral despite the small footprint.
Does it sound complicated? Want to know how the carbon footprint is calculated and how to compensate? You can see it in the following video.