Being truly sustainable means achieving better outcomes for our planet, the people who live in it and your bottom line.
That’s why here at Sourceful we think of sustainability as the positive and negative impacts we have on three key areas…
The environmental impact of our products doesn’t end with sourcing sustainable materials, we also look across the lifecycle to assess key outcomes of the production, transportation and consumption of our products, such as greenhouse gas emissions, non-renewable resource usage, waste and land use.
The practices and working conditions of the workplaces we partner with need to maintain a high standard of conduct, ensuring we deliver a positive impact to the communities in which we operate.
The affordability of the products we provide is at the heart of delivering sustainable impact at scale. Sustainability here means working towards an economy where everybody wins: your business and customers, as well as the manufacturers and their workers.
We recognise that there’s a big gap to close and we don’t profess to having all the answers. However, we are committed to driving impact in each of these 3 areas, which has led us to some specific actions.
We select materials and manufacture partners based on the environmental impact across the lifecycle, from production to end of life.
We aggregate orders to optimise freight space and prioritise sea over air where possible (1), offsetting the CO2 emissions of all our shipments.
We have committed to visiting each of our manufacture sites, assessing each facility for its compliance with local laws and a high standard of ethical conduct.
We foster direct-to-manufacture relationships and aggregate ordering to deliver low unit prices to you.
We employ intelligent product design to optimise for cost, as well as the environment.
Why does it matter?
We know that we need to take urgent action against climate change (2)
Supply chains need to fundamentally change for climate outcomes to improve (3)
See how our clients have switched to more sustainable materials, saving on time and costs in our case studies.
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