We walk the walk.
All across EarthHero, you’ll find stories of Earth changing, ground breaking companies who are a force for good…but this is the page where we’ll toot our own horn! EarthHero is committed to environmental and social responsibility in all aspects of our operations, from our product selection to the way we handle office trash. We’re proud to say that we’re a certified B-corp, a member of 1% For The Planet, and we are fully carbon-neutral through CarbonFund!
From public transparency to environmental performance (and so much more), being a B Corp means we’re working alongside a network of companies looking to redefine what success in business really means. Businesses awarded the B Corp title have met the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. They’ve been assessed, and scored, based on how the company impacts its workers, customers, community, and environment – and then this information is released to the public via the B Corp directory (check out our page here!) Being a Certified B Corp isn’t just a one-and-done thing, but rather an ongoing adventure into becoming the best version of your company that exists! B Corp companies (like us!) are constantly looking for ways to increase their Impact Assessment Score, and therefore their sustainability metrics as a whole.
1% for the Planet
EarthHero is proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet. We donate 1% of our sales annually towards sustainability initiatives and organizations that give back to the planet. All team members at EarthHero also take part in local environmental initiatives to support our community.
Online shopping has the power to share sustainability with those hard-to-reach areas, but shipping has its own effect on the environment around us. EarthHero has partnered with Carbonfund.org to ensure that your products arrive with the least amount of impact possible. We use Carbonfund’s carbon calculator to offset the carbon emitted through the shipping and transport of products, as well as our day-to-day operations. By supporting reforestation projects, we’re working to mitigate climate change with every shipment. Check out our carbon offset certification here!
We’re dedicated to reducing our consumption and lowering our impact in every way possible. From the coffee grounds that fuel our days to the styrofoam packaging from our new printer, we compost and recycle whatever we can – even if that means finding special collections facilities for hard-to-recycle items. EarthHero employees can be found using reusable dishware, printing on 100% recycled paper, and accidentally turning the lights out on coworkers by habit (whoops). We’ve put special thought into everything that’s in our office, from our reusable water bottles to refillable whiteboard markers. We sweat the small stuff because we know the small stuff adds up. Take for example the stickers we use! All of our shipping box stickers are made from the highest possible percentage of post-consumer recycled paper, with low-impact dyes and non-toxic glue. Plus, our shipping stickers are Forest Stewardship Council Certified, confirming that their paper source is environmentally-friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable. The waterproof stickers we love to pack inside your boxes and stick on our reusable water bottles comes from PURE Labels, the leading sustainable solution in compostable, biodegradable, recycled, recyclable, and tree-free stickers and labels! Made from 100% non-GMO materials, with low impact inks. Our PURE Label stickers are made from water-resistant bioplastic, made from tree-pulp, that is Certified Compostable in accordance with the ASTM D6400 and EN13432.
The Climate Collaborative
It’s important to us to make sure that we’re reducing our carbon footprint whenever possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Climate Collaborative! The Climate Collaborative was born from a belief that the natural products industry has the potential to do much more to reverse climate change by working together. By working alongside other amazing eco-conscious companies, we can magnify our impact and create meaningful change!
Trees for the Future
At EarthHero, we’re not just about shopping for ethically made products – we’re about making positive change through everything we do. In that spirit, we’ve decided to team up with Trees for the Future to plant 5 trees for every order placed on EarthHero over Black Friday weekend 2019 (the largest shopping weekend of the year!), and moving forward as we grow as a company. Trees for the Future takes the trees we donate, and plants “forest gardens” – aka comprehensive eco-systems that benefit the farmers that manage them, the Earth, and the community as a whole. Learn more about the amazing work of our non-profit partner Trees for the Future here.