CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE LARGEST CRISIS HUMANITY HAS EVER FACED.

But we can fix it.

Kind of heavy, huh? Sorry about that. But the time for beating around the bush has come and gone. Climate change and its effects are putting humanity’s survival at risk. And the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors.

Good news, though—it’s not too late to get our act together. But it means businesses everywhere need to re-evaluate their priorities. And consumers need to hold them accountable. Lucky for us, reducing our environmental impact has been a top priority since day one.

SO NOW, WE'RE TAKING THINGS FURTHER.

With the Olivebox Flight Plan, our bold list of sustainability commitments, we plan to cut our footprint in half by 2025. Then reduce it to near zero by 2030. In the meantime, we’ll continue to be 100% carbon neutral and invite businesses everywhere to follow our lead.

REVERSING CLIMATE CHANGE THRUGH BETTER BUSINESS.

What does “better business” look like? With the sustainability bandwagon getting more and more crowded, it can be tough to know. That’s why we’re laying out our vision in plain English:

  • Establishing methods to hold ourselves accountable.
  • Publishing our priorities to reduce our footprint.
  • Committing to concrete changes by 2025

OUR STARTING POINT

The global food industry dumps over 17.3 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, that's almost 19x that of the commercial aviation industry. Food accounts for 10-30% of a household's carbon emissions, with the production of food accounting for 68% of food emissions, while transportation accounts for 5%.

Why so much? Because our industry loves fossil fuels - to power farm machinery, factories, ship things, and make plastic packaging. In other words, most of what we buy is packaged in plastic, and plastic comes from oil, a fossil fuel.

It wasn’t always this way. In fact, humans really only became obsessed with plastic over the last 80 years. So we asked ourselves, “Can we go back to how things were before?”

The answer, not really - out lives have changed and plastic provides a convenience the majority of people are used to now. But there are ways to package foods without plastic so why doesn't every company switch?
The reason? 99% of time.. unfortunately is cost. Compostable packaging & the processes are 3x that of regular plastic packaging and that's not typically a priority when it will reduce profits & returns.

Next up? Holding ourselves accountable for the impact we make. The reality is, being a truly carbon neutral business shouldn't take 20 or 30 years, because it's possible today.

But we don't think just offsetting our emissions and calling it a day should earn us a gold star. It should be the entry fee - chapter one in our mission to ultimately have zero emissions to begin with. So what’s our approach?

Our Packaging

Replacing heavy materials with lighter-weight or 100% compostables ones.

Our Priorities

Everything from regenerative agriculture to solar run distribution centres.