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DE LE CUONA NOW OFFSETS THE CARBON IMPACT OF ALL ITS DELIVERIES IN EUROPE
As a brand committed to adapting for the future, de Le Cuona is entirely conscious of the effects of its products on the environment. With a recent shift in the company’s operations chain, de Le Cuona are proud to say they now ship in Europe through Freight Brokers; one of the UK’s leading courier brokers, with an incredible approach to sustainability and offsetting.
Link to Freight Brokers: https://www.freightbrokersuk.com/mission
The impact of textile and fashion industry on climate change and the role of shipping
The textile industry is the second largest contributor to global greenhouse emissions, after the oil industry. The industry produces 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year, according to a journal published on nature.com, 2018, which causes the atmospheric temperature to rise and now threatens our planet’s climate.
The whole lifecycle of the textile industry includes production, the use of different materials, and shipping. With shipping being a part of the process, it remains almost near-impossible to completely eliminate the process of shipping, as it is the most sustainable and time-efficient form of transport for international goods, but it is possible to offset it.
Link is: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0058-9
What is carbon offset and why it is important to offset carbon emissions?
A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. By offsetting the emissions produced by shipping, it is possible to give back to the environment.
Through Freight Brokers, de Le Cuona’s Environmental Shipping promise is that for every percentage of carbon dioxide produced while shipping their products to Europe, Freight Brokers will offset at least the same amount by making the appropriate contribution to the United Nations Carbon Offset Platform, which in return will neutralize the shipment’s CO2 emissions. The calculation and offset of these carbon emissions are annually verified by the UNFCCC.
Link for UN Carbon Offset Platform is: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/climate-neutral-now
Freight Brokers alternate and change the projects they donate to on a quarterly basis. 1.4million kgs of carbon have been offset by Freight Brokers since March 2019. A small percentage of this comes from de Le Cuona’s shipping.