Products 8 Oct 2019

Introducing Sustainability Reports for Our Customers

Hey, Cloverly customers, wouldn’t it be cool to see just how much of a positive impact you’ve made on the world’s carbon footprint?

You believe in sustainability. That’s why you partnered with Cloverly to green online transactions in the first place. So you’d love to know specifically how many pounds of carbon emissions have been avoided or offset as a result, right? Is it hundreds? Thousands? Tens of thousands?

We’ve created a tool that gives you exactly that information. We call it a sustainability report. We launched it in September.

If you are a customer and want to see yours, just log in to Cloverly and go to your account settings. You’ll see the link to the sustainability report.

We believe strongly in transparency, so feel free to use the information however you want.

Each sustainability report breaks down the carbon impact by location, by type, and by the top 10 sources of the carbon offsetting or avoidance. Here is an example from one of our actual customers:

Part 1: Location

To green ecommerce transactions on behalf of our customers, we purchase both offsets and Renewable Energy Credits (also known as Renewable Energy Certificates or RECs and, in Europe, Guarantees of Origin or GOs).

We try to source the projects represented by those purchases as closely as possible geographically to the destination where each order is shipped.

Part 2: Type

“Solar” and “wind” refer to Renewable Energy Credits from solar and wind power generation. The other categories represent types of carbon offsetting projects.

Fugitive emissions are leaks and other unintended releases of greenhouse gases. They come from industrial activities, abandoned mines, wastewater treatment ponds, and other sources.

“ODS” stands for projects that capture or destroy ozone-depleting substances. Those substances include certain refrigerants, fire suppression agents, solvents, fumigants, and other chemicals that damage the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer.

“Biomass” refers to fuel derived from organic material; it’s used to generate electricity. The organic material can come from waste or from crops grown specifically for this purpose.

Part 3: Top 10

You can find details about these sources, and all of our other sources of offsets and RECs, at our Offset Projects page.


Carbon-Neutral Shipping with Cloverly

Cloverly provides an easy way for ecommerce consumers to purchase carbon offsets and achieve carbon-neutral shipping for their orders, at no cost to the store owner. For details, visit our How It Works page. Shopify store owners can get our Shopify shipping app by clicking here. For our BigCommerce app, click here. If you have a Magento store, click here.

Cloverly Team