Portland, OR - bambu LLC announced today that the company has taken another step to strengthen its sustainable leadership by committing to offset the carbon emissions generated throughout its supply chain. From harvest to our customers' door, all shipping is now offset.
Carbon Neutrality is the defining issue of our time. Being human means releasing planet-warming carbon emissions into the atmosphere. It happens when we take a shower, or charge our phones. Just like humans release carbon pollution, so do businesses - and bambu® is no exception.
Everyday in the U.S. alone, e-commerce packages travel about the same distance as going to the moon and back ...133,000 times. Online shopping has transformed retail. Unfortunately, it’s also impacting the environment, and not for the better. Having an order conveniently delivered to your doorstep is a major contributor to climate change.
We’re on a mission to change that - one spoon at a time, one order at a time. As bambu® continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources toward our values in order to maximize the positive impact of our products. At bambu, we have long held the conviction that we can be both a great business and a great corporate citizen. In fact, we believe we cannot be one without the other.
"bambu is an active Carbonfree® Business Partner, voluntarily offsetting the carbon emissions their business produces each year and doing their part to reduce the impact of their carbon footprint. Carbonfund.org is excited to work with bambu on expanding their environmental commitment through our Carbonfree® Shipping program. Through this program, bambu products will arrive at your door carbonfree®," stated Anna O'Brien at Carbonfund.org®
Corporate social responsibility is a core value at bambu®. We believe deeply in making the world a better place. bambu® joins our B Corp businesses to lead by example. Read more about what sets bambu apart from other businesses.
Starting today, we’re taking a stand and doing something about it. We are becoming one of the few e-commerce brands to offset 100% of our carbon emissions from shipping. This achievement is the result of an effort to measure our global footprint in accordance with international certification standards, coupled with efforts to reach carbon neutrality.
"Working towards complete carbon neutrality is a natural step for our business. We joined Carbonfund.org because of its far-reaching ability to affect change and to support us on our quest to increase our positive impacts," explained owner/founder Jeffrey Delkin.
From our material source to your door, every order that ships, we now balance it with a positive environmental impact thanks to our partner, Carbonfund.org. The full environmental impact of getting your favorite bambu products to your door is completely neutralized.
This initiative comes at no additional cost to our customers. It simply comes with the satisfaction of knowing that shopping with bambu® means making a positive impact on the planet.
So now you’ll know when a bambu package arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world. Learn more about our Testing and materials.
What does it mean to offset emissions?
It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of shipping - from source to our customers' door or business, we invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. bambu® has offset 72 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That is the equivalent of 79,661 pounds of coal burned, or 8,102 gallons of gas consumed.
How does it work?
Whether you are a wholesale customer each time someone buys an item at bambu, we will automatically purchase verified emissions reductions, more commonly known as “offsets” through carbonfund.org® These purchases support environmental projects, like clean energy or planting and protecting trees so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air.
Why is this important?
bambu has always been conscious of our impact - it's the reason we exist. Working to lighten our carbon footprint is a business imperative.
What do you mean carbon neutral?
When we say we’ll be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions we create from shipping products from our source to your door or place of business.
Will this come at a cost to me?
No, we’re picking up the tab. Every wholesale order, every customer order ships carbon-free at no cost to our customers. Another good reason to shop with bambu®.
At bambu®, we are committed to slowing the effects of climate change, one spoon at a time, one order at a time. Learn about our organic certification initiatives.
About bambu LLC
bambu® is a leading brand of sustainable home and outdoor goods. The company sells its award-winning designs created from renewable, organic, and recycled materials in more than 14 countries. Since 2003, bambu® has been attracting customers to its plastic-free, zero-waste options for cooking, entertaining, and eating on-the-go. The product range consists of kitchen tools, bamboo utensils, bamboo plates, compostable dinnerware, eco-friendly cutlery, kids eating utensils, cutting boards and serving pieces.
bambu® is the only company to earn the familiar USDA organic seal for its certified organic cooking, eating and kids' utensils. Veneerware®, the company's premium brand of disposable dinnerware is the only brand sourced from organic sources, compost approved and is a USDA biobased certified product.
bambu® is a certified B Corporation business and has earned the highest Gold level distinction from the Green Business Network. The company's purpose-driven approach provides contributions and support to numerous nonprofit environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Wild Salmon Center, The Honeybee Research Lab, Conservation Alliance, and others through the company's active membership in 1% for the Planet. Visit our About Us page to learn more, or follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bambuhome.
Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated and verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change. Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against climate change, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future.
We encourage everyone to continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets to eliminate their overall carbon footprint.
Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t™