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Best Practice Achievements
Carbon Negative Committed
In 2019, Avocado Green became the first mattress company to become Climate Neutral Certified, effectively making their business carbon neutral. In 2020, Avocado took it a step further by going carbon negative — offsetting more carbon emissions than the company generates. Avocado achieves that by reducing all of the energy use they can, then by offsetting all of their scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. That's the full carbon footprint that their business activity generates, from resource extraction to finished product delivery. The offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions. For 2020, Avocado funded verified projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation through the purchase of 39,000 metric tons of carbon offsets. In 2021, Avocado will continue their carbon negative commitment by supporting projects through BEF while also lobbying for policies that address the dangers of climate change. Avocado will also continue to drive renewable energy projects. They work with Arcadia Power to pay a premium so they can channel their monthly energy usage to support local wind farms.
Maintain Rigorous FSC-Certification
In early 2021, after an extensive audit process, the Forest Steward Council — the global leader in responsible forest management — certified Avocado Green Brands as an FSC-certified company. By certifying Avocado, FSC has traced the path of Avocado products coming from forests and validated the exclusive use of FSC-certified companies through the supply chain. An FSC-certified company manages forests in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. Avocado’s forest materials include GOTS organic certified latex for use in their mattresses and pillows and timber for use in their furniture line.
To Continue to Educate and Lobby On Behalf of Climate Change Legislation
From its web site, to its magazine, social channels, commercials, and products, Avocado shares its sustainability mission on nearly everything it does. Avocado Magazine is an accessible resource for anyone wanting to learn about how to live in a more sustainable way. All of Avocado's product pages, and even the products themselves, share Avocado's commitment to environmental causes, from 1% to the Planet to Climate Neutral to GOTS and GOLS organic certifications. Avocado also promotes sustainability through its commercials and advertisements. Its annual impact report transparently addresses the Avocado's gains in social and environmental responsibility while acknowledging ways the company can improve. Through the We Are Still In pact and other lobbying efforts, Avocado is calling on state and federal policymakers to launch a mobilization on climate action and clean recovery.