At ShippyPro we know that it’s up to all of us to make a difference and protect the planet that we live in. We take our environmental responsibility very seriously and try our best, both as a team but also as individuals to make our Earth a more livable and greener place. To celebrate Earth Day 2021, we decided to share a few simple tips that help us make our lives greener!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Did you know that about 2.47 million trees are cut down every day? To minimize the use of paper we have established a strict paper-conscious policy, with our employees digitizing their communications as much as possible. Some of our teammates have admitted that they don’t know if there is a printer in the office! Another way to be more conscious is to reduce single use plastics – for example, we’ve opted for reusable water bottles! When we absolutely need to use single-use plastic or paper, we make sure to use the correct bin to recycle those materials and give them the chance to be reprocessed into new products.
Work from Home
Even before the COVID pandemic, ShippyPro had adopted remote-friendly policies – more than ⅓ of our workers are fully remote! Not only do we believe that remaining flexible about where our employees work can increase productivity and allows us to hire top talent, but also bring a positive environmental impact by reducing commuter travel.
Our office-based employees love walking or biking to our Florence office! These activities not only contribute to less noise and air pollution, and result in fewer emissions, but it’s a good way to stay fit and healthy. Those team members who don’t live nearby are often opting for public transportation, such as trains or buses, in order to reduce their personal greenhouse gas emissions.
Time for Action
Forests are the best and most cost-efficient method for removing and storing consequential amounts of climate-warming carbon dioxide. Does that mean that we have to roll up our sleeves and grab a shovel? Absolutely! This year, the ShippyPro team came together to reforest the woods of Monte Serra which had burned away in the fire of 2018, destroying 1500 hectares of plants.
Green Tools for your Business
Committed to improving your green strategy, ShippyPro is integrated with carriers, like Koiki, that offer alternative, green delivery options, such as bikes or electric cars. We also love to collaborate with sustainable partners, as Rifò, La Fourche, and Air Up! Check out some of our previous articles that will both inspire you and provide useful tips for a greener way of operating.
- Sustainable packaging
- 6 sustainable initiatives by ecommerce-centric enterprises
- Sustainable logistics trends and tips