Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
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In an aim to showcase our product’s organic accreditations, VOYA displays the individual product accolades on our website under the FAQ section alongside their full ingredients list. We want to bring transparency to beauty and wellness at a time when the public hungers for integrity and clarity. Through the tradition of sustainable seaweed harvesting, VOYA’s native knowledge of this natural resource is second to none. Seaweed in our eyes is and always will be a health remedy. We know our harvesters, scientists and suppliers by name, and we guarantee that our products are the most pristine on the market. That is why, after you use our Lazy Days seaweed bath, we recommend you add it to your own organic garden to share its goodness back to the earth.
One-for-one Underwear Donation
We are incredibly proud of the underwear that we are able to donate through our one-for-one campaign. It all started one day when we found thousands of meters of elastic at one of our factories that was destined for landfill, and this sparked a transformation in our business model. We now utilise all of our factories' deadstock – from other customers’ cancelled orders, half rolls, leftover elastic - to create the underwear we give away. The special thing is, they are all different. We have a close 10-year relationship with the factory that makes our donation underwear, based on mutual trust. They have been using BCI and organic cotton, as well as Oeko-Tex non-toxic dyes, for many years to unsure their fabrics are safe. WHO DO WE DONATE TO? If you have an organisation that needs underwear donations, please contact us. The National Homeless Collective. A local Australian charity that provide programs and resources for people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and social disadvantage. Kara House Kara House provides support to women and children affected by domestic and family violence. They offer crisis accommodation, outreach and emotional support to those in need, and are waiting on new donations. Days for Girls In many areas of the world, having your period means not going to school. Days for Girls creates critical period packs and sewing circles to prevent girls from leaving their education in developing parts of the world.
Work Training Program
Getting and maintaining a job is something many take for granted. We are partnering with Social Engine to create paid workplace training opportunities in a non-judgemental environment that is supportive and set up for success. Our partnership and work program creates job training opportunities in warehousing, order fulfillment and customer service and work in processing for recycling to support work for youths at risk.
On A Mission Climate Positive Company
We work with On a Mission to offset our emissions and carbon impact across our entire supply chain. Our Climate Positive certification with On a Mission recognises that our business buys at least 1.5 times more carbon offsets than we produce each year. We are continuously striving to leave as little impact on the environment as possible, in all we do.
Social Traders Certified
This certification shows that our business, as part of our constitution, has a social, cultural or environmental purpose as its primary objective, and ensures that our primary efforts and resources are invested into this purpose.
Shopping with a purpose
Urban Ethos has partnered with i=change to donate $1 of every sale, and you get to choose where it goes! We are delighted to use our platform to encourage continual support towards three planet-saving projects that Urban Ethos endorses; even better, you have the choice of which charity the donation goes to! Giving even more motivation to your purchase; that goes beyond the purpose of positive environmental impacts of each one of our products. Urban Ethos is committed to our planet, climate and even more committed to frequent and recurring support to charities that nurture, regenerate and protect our planet. “There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.” - David Attenborough. By making a concerted effort to protect our planet now, we can only thrive as a community, with generations to come. Together, let's continue to take a stance and create awareness by always shopping with a purpose.
A proud member of 1% For The Planet
As a member of 1% for the planet since inception, we are proud to confirm that 1% of very dollar we have ever earned has been donated to environmental organisations or non-profits.
Partnerships for the Goals
Everything we do contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 17: “Partnerships for the goals”. We exist to help values-aligned, mission-driven organisations find success, complemented by partnerships that mobilise and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries.
By joining 1% for the Planet and committing 1% of our revenue to environmental nonprofits, we support SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable clean energy), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 13 (climate action), 14 (life below water), and 15 (life on land). Our 1% membership also helps us foster productive partnerships with members.
Develop Educational Programs
We partner with businesses, institutions, professionals and everyone interested on investing on education about sustainable practices. We are working very hard to develop and launch an e-Learning platform where everyone will have access to educational material to help kids and grown-ups make the shift to a more sustainable life.
We are proudly donating books to schools
Our aspiration is that young kids are more conscious about our natural resources, water, and energy consumption. We want to reach as many schools as possible to help with the school’s curriculum by introducing sustainable practices that will help students to become the generation of change that we all need. Since we launched The World Behind Recycling in March 22, we have donated more than 25 books to Schools in Victoria.
Ocean Integrity Partnership to help pull plastic out of the Ocean in contaminated areas
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Ocean Integrity, a social enterprise whose purpose is to remove plastic out of the ocean by engaging with local communities. Because our aspiration is to continue inspiring kids to get involved in sustainable practices and give back to community, we signed up to this partnership so the young generations can make a bigger impact. For every book sold, $1 goes to Ocean Integrity’s program to help restore the ocean’s ecosystem and empower indigenous communities to overcome poverty.
CONSTANT SEARCH FOR IMPROVEMENT - RECYCLED PACKAGING
Our packaging was originally paper packaging with a plastic hook and plastic Gimble pin. The plastic hook was first use plastic, and was packed into polybags for transportation. We then moved to a recycled card for our packaging, evolving the design by removing the plastic hook and replacing it with a sewing method (cotton thread) for attaching the header cards to the socks. To hold 3 pairs of socks together we used a paper wrap and a recyclable PU liner for the shipping cartons. This liner was able to protect the products during shipping. Our packaging change resulted in the removal of over 900,000 plastic hooks from circulation annually and we said goodbye to 300,000 polybags and a gazillion gimble pins. While we were happy with these stats, we were not satisfied it was enough. We did find that unfortunately, in the current market, there are no products that are 100% biodegradable in terms of plastic bagging for carton liners or shipping bags – many claim to be Biodegradable but none have been proven to pass the residue tests that can confirm they leave behind no trace elements. Since we don’t know for sure that they cannot be reabsorbed into the food chain, we choose to avoid them in favour of recyclable materials that we know can at least have another life and not cause harm to animals or humans.
Bamboo has a natural pesticide (Bamboo kun) which means no chemicals are used in growing or harvesting our bamboo, providing a cleaner, safer environment. Sustainably sourced, this wonder fibre can grow up to 4ft a day. Every part of the plant is used in manufacturing super comfy, luxuriously soft and breathable eco-friendly garments.
We partner with Thread Together to support vulnerable people and protect the planet. Thanks to the help of Bamboozld and many other wonderful organisations, Thread Together have redistributed over 1.2 million items of clothing to women fleeing domestic violence, individuals impacted by floods, people experiencing homelessness, new arrivals to our country and many others doing it tough.
Savanna Fire Management Cape York, Australia
One of the projects Carbonhalo and its partner's support help protect the native lands in North Queensland. Strategic fire management minimises the risk of potentially devastating forest fires whilst providing employment and support for local communities. https://www.carbonhalo.com/savanna-fire-management/
Promoting ocean literacy
Ocean literacy is defined as “an understanding of the ocean's influence on you and your influence on the ocean”. Our ocean is facing a triple threat of climate change, overfishing and pollution. Ocean literacy ensures that our future leaders and shoppers are equipped with the knowledge to continue the fight to protect our ocean. A key objective of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is to boost ocean literacy in the formal education sector. The aim is to create a new generation of ocean leaders by 2030. The MSC has a vision of our ocean teeming with life for this and future generations. Therefore, the MSC provides teachers with free-to-use teaching and learning resources aligned to their curriculum. By working with partners such as zoos, aquaria and museums, we're providing free teacher workshops to equip teachers with the confidence to advance ocean literacy. Visit msc.org/saltwaterschools
Industry leader in Climate Active Consulting
The Australian Government recognises only one carbon neutral certification: Climate Active. We have helped over half the Climate Active-certified organisations in the program.
Business Member of 1% for the Planet
This is a global entity that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. To date, 1% for the Planet has directed hundreds of millions of dollars to non profit organisations globally. These funds come from individuals and businesses that, like Pangolin, donate 1% of gross sales to support environmental organisations. Through 1% for the Planet Pangolin supports Bush Heritage Australia, Greenfleet Australia, African Pangolin Working Group, Climate Council of Australia, Australian Marine Conservation Society, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, and HalfCut. As always, we also commit to ongoing environmental stewardship through our everyday actions and business practices.
Signatory of United Nations Global Compact
We are a signatory to the UN Global Compact. This is a non-binding pact that encourages businesses to be accountable: to adopt environmentally and socially responsible policies and to disclose actions and results.
The AFA supports sustainable business practices encouraging its members to become more sustainable and move towards a more circular approach to product development. The AFA supports third-party certification and product stewardship with all AFA listed members certified under a recognised ecolabel and / or product stewardship scheme.
Assisting Sustainable Purchasing
Global GreenTag operates on two levels towards environmental actions. 1. We facilitate action within the procurement and design sectors towards purchasing ecologically, health end ethical supply chain preferred products; 2. We have formal Sustainability and Climate Action plans that include being a member of the Rainforest Trust's Conservation Circle preserving core biodiversity and habitat for threatened species. We operate a largely virtual office with core office functions within a 6 Star Green Star Certified office building in central Brisbane.
Upparel - Pioneering innovative textile recovery & recycling solutions.
Australasia's authority in the circular economy and the leaders in turning textile waste into sustainable products.
Climate Active | Certified Carbon Neutral Organisation
In 2016 we made the decision to take our sustainability commitment to the next level. We recognised that while we were doing real and impactful work to maintain and improve the sustainability of our fisheries, we were simultaneously consuming a large amount of diesel fuel; in the ballpark of 9 million litres. Something had to be done, and so we took the next step in our sustainability journey. We're proud to say that since 2016, we've been certified as 'Climate Active' (carbon neutral) as an organisation, and for the wild capture fish and prawn products we catch and sell, all the way from ocean to plate. Carbon neutrality, or having no carbon footprint, refers to achieving a net zero carbon emission by balancing the amount of carbon released from our business, with an equivalent amount sequestered, or offset. We are also committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy across our Australian offices by 2025.
First and Only Gold Standard Climate Project in Australia
On a 200km wide corridor north of Perth, Carbon Neutral has been turning things around diligently replanting land that was drastically cleared for farming throughout the 20th century and revitalising the biosphere. And its efforts have been so successful, it has become the first and only organisation in Australia to be awarded Gold Standard certification for climate interventions.