We neutralize our shipping emissions that contribute to climate change
Sustainability Initiatives We Support
Transportation used to ship orders burns fossil fuels and generates carbon emissions. Those emissions trap heat, leading to climate change. We calculate the total cost to neutralise our shipping emissions by protecting forests through certified projects and partners.
One of the key projects we support is the Jari Pará Project. The Jari Pará Project is an Amazon Rainforest conservation project. It reduces potential greenhouse gas emissions by protecting a large swath of forest (almost twice the size of Luxembourg) that otherwise would have been destroyed. It is a REDD+ project that is at the front lines of deforestation in the Amazon today trying to stop clear-cutting practices that are causing the loss of so much rainforest today.
This project is very biodiverse, providing shelter to more than 2400 flora and fauna species. It forms an ecological corridor with several conservation units in its surroundings with a rich biodiversity, diverse plant formations and species of ecological and social importance. The area also plays an important socio-environmental role in the region as it serves as home for hundreds of rural families. Through actions that encourage the responsible exploration of natural resources, the project promotes the conservation of natural resources, coupled with socioeconomic development focusing on sustainable business chains to improve the well-being of communities as a result of project activities.
Summary of expected benefits in the Jari Pará Project
Impact Estimated by the End of Project Lifetime
1. Expected Climate Benefits
With the Jari Pará Project, it is expected to assist in the mitigation of climate change with total avoided emissions of 15,491,971 tCO2eq. The avoided deforestation in the scenario with the Project is 50,480 hectares during the project’s life cycle and an average of 516,399 tCO2eq of reduced emissions.
2. Expected benefits to the Community
The benefits to the local community will be focused on the aspects of associative strengthening, improvement of family farming, provision of technical assistance and improvement in energy and communication systems. With this, it is intended to influence the social issues and the living conditions of the communities around the Project Area, reducing social vulnerability and rural exodus, increasing the level of socioeconomic conditions and the life quality of the families, helping to obtain goods and services that promote economic and social well-being.
3. Expected Benefits to Biodiversity
The Jari Pará Project provides for the maintenance and monitoring of the forest cover in the Project Area, ensuring the protection and conservation of habitats and local biodiversity, including species with some degree of threat according to IUCN. In addition, the Project Area plays an "ecological corridor" role, which connects several Conservation Units and assists in the generation of knowledge through the development of scientific research related to the theme.