Carbon offsets are certificates that are produced by projects to reduce carbon. These projects range from tree planting initiatives (sequestering carbon through absorption), to renewable energy projects (displacing dirty power generation), to improving technology – for example in cooking stoves to increase the efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of local communities
At Seesiu we know that we should all try to reduce our carbon footprint and replace some of our actions with those that are less harsh on the environment. But we need a plan for the carbon that cannot be reduced or replaced – we need to offset it. Offsets will help us achieve our climate goals but mean we will still be able to enjoy using all the apps and technology (like online shopping and delivery services) but in a more environmentally friendly way
Afraid not. We need to work together to reduce or replace our carbon footprints but we are here to make carbon offsetting a part of everyday life as well – in the same way that online shopping and deliveries are part of all of our lives now
Every time you shop with Seesiu at one of our partner retailers we get commission from the retailer. We use some of the commission to buy carbon offsets and pass some of it back to you in the form of Seesiu Perks. A win for you, a win for the environment. Woohoo!
We have some amazing brands that we work with and are adding new ones all the time. We’ll try to let you know when we get new ones especially ones that we think you’ll like but we’ll also just let you know when you’re on one of our partner sites so you can shop with Seesiu with a click of a button. Easy as pie!
The level of offsetting per order depends on the retailer and the level of commission they give to us (it differs for each retailer). We always make sure there is enough to offset the last mile (the delivery bit) and usually a bit more to cover at least part of the manufacture and logistics process. You can see how much carbon you have personally offset in your profile page.
All our offsets are verified by third parties (Gold Standard and VCS) to ensure that the projects are reducing the correct amount of carbon, and also that the projects are reducing carbon rather than just claiming carbon that was already going to be reduced. We also ensure that the offsets are only used once
That’s awesome! We like the sound of you. At Seesiu, we know that the only way we will tackle climate change is if we make environmentally friendly changes to all of our day-to-day habits. Therefore if you shop online and enjoy the convenience of food being delivered right to your door, making planet friendly choices to those habits too will aid the fight for climate change
Seesiu is a for good, for profit company. We believe that that the fastest and most effective way to change is to be able to attract the best talent by being a constantly innovating, fast growing, for profit company. There are a lot of amazing companies with the same attitude who we are proud to be among
It’s great that electric cars and vans are on the way to help to reduce the carbon footprint of supply chains but don’t forget, electricity that powers those electric vehicles needs to come from somewhere and Seesiu still presents a way to make sure that each individual kilowatt is supplied from a renewable power source