What Does Carbon Neutral Mean?
Carbon neutral means that any CO2 released into the atmosphere from a company's activities is balanced by an equivalent amount being removed.
Neutralizing Shipping Emissions
With Planet, every time we ship an order, we will support some of the most promising climate solutions on Earth. Each project has been vetted by the Shopify Sustainability Fund, which has committed more than $30 million to these same projects.
There’s no question that brands want to be more sustainable. In fact, 48% of small businesses engage in at least one environmentally sustainable business practice, while another 40% are interested in engaging for the first time.
One of the most impactful changes that a business owner can make is to their shipping, something that accounts for nearly 3% of global carbon emissions. Thanks to Planet, we can now offer carbon-neutral shipping.
Using Planet is the simplest, most effective way for us to offer carbon-neutral shipping and support the technologies necessary for future-proofing the planet.
Unlike other sustainable commerce services, Planet focuses on carbon removal, rather than offsetting carbon with forest protection. To do this, we work with high-impact companies like Running Tide and Remora through the Shopify Sustainability Fund to make a real impact on our Earth.
According to Shopify research, 44% of customers chose to buy from brands that have a clear commitment to sustainability.
How It Works
Every month, Planet calculates the total shipping emissions generated by our orders and charges our business a small fee, usually between 3.5 and 15 cents (USD) per order, but actual cost will vary based on shipping distance, package weight, and mode of transportation, all of which affect a delivery's emissions. All of this money goes toward carbon removal and ensures that our shipping is carbon neutral.
Sustainability Fund Partners
Direct Air Capture: Pulling carbon directly out of the air, then storing it safely and long term.
Transportation: Reducing and offsetting emissions caused by transport vehicles.
Mineralization: Turning carbon into a mineral that can be stored long term.
Ocean: Maximizing the world’s largest carbon sink and reducing ocean acidification.
Biomass: Using organic material to create renewable energy and store carbon in creative ways.
Soil: Using specific farming techniques that increase soil health and soil carbon.
Forest: Planting, restoring, and protecting forests to allow trees to store more carbon.
Storage: Finding locations to permanently and safely store carbon that has been removed, captured, or sequestered.
Product: Injecting and storing carbon directly into usable products, like concrete.