Climate Neutral Certified
What steps are we taking to become carbon neutral?
A lot of things we do and have always done at Portland Design Works make us a perfect company to take the extra steps to get certified as Climate Neutral. Being environmentally conscious is just a part of our culture, like not using plastic in our packaging, using plastic sparingly in our goods, staying away from overnighting orders or airfreighting product in from overseas, commuting by bike, promoting alternative transportation, purchasing green energy from our power company, making rebuildable products, etc.
As far as steps we are taking as part of the Climate Neutral process here are a few new things we are focusing on to meet our commitment:
• We are assessing our product packaging to see where we can be more sustainable
• We are purchasing carbon credits to offset our carbon footprint
• We are factoring carbon emissions into decisions on business travel and the shipping of goods to our customers
Why become Climate Neutral certified?
It comes down to a commitment to accountability.
We'll do a better job at reducing our carbon footprint if we join a community of like-minded companies who can help and inspire us and audit our results. It's too easy to get lost in the already complex task of running a business and let social responsibility slide if you aren't held accountable with time-based measurable goals.
We also believe that we can make a change toward more sustainability within the bicycle industry, we are small but mighty and we're proud to be leading the way.