Hello and welcome back to our blog, where we talk business and sustainability! We celebrated Earth Day last week on April 22, marking the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement in 1970. But is that the only time we should be looking for ways to make better choices for our planet’s future?
Earth Day serves as a reminder for each one of us to make the health of our planet a top priority. With global warming and climate change on the rise, it has become increasingly important for all residents of the global village to step up and make a positive impact. This Earth Day, let us reflect on how new sustainable businesses can contribute to a better tomorrow and the critical role small businesses play in combating climate change. We have also curated a list of companies that have achieved significant success through their sustainable thinking and strategies. These exemplary businesses serve as inspiration to us, and we believe they can inspire others to embrace sustainability and create positive change.
New sustainable businesses have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment. By prioritizing sustainability and adopting eco-friendly practices, these businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.
Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of your comfiest pair of sneakers? Allbirds is a sustainable shoe brand. They use materials like wool, tree fiber, and recycled plastic to create their products. They use regenerative agriculture and follow responsible energy practices to achieve their sustainability goals.
Credits : Rothy’s
Rothy’s is a sustainable fashion brand that makes shoes and accessories from recycled plastic water bottles. They run by the motto “The future is circular.”, and true to this mantra, they dedicate their resources to ensure a closed loop of material and manufacturing.
By prioritizing sustainability and using eco-friendly materials, these companies have not only made a positive impact on the environment, but they have also created a loyal customer base that values their commitment to sustainability. Their brand value is based upon sustainable practices and eco-friendly resource management.
Small businesses have a critical role to play in combating climate change. These businesses have the advantage of being nimble and innovative, allowing them to adopt sustainable practices quickly. Additionally, small businesses are often more connected to their local communities, which can help them promote sustainability at a grassroots level.
Verde is a zero-waste grocery store which has popped up branches across the country. By offering package-free products, Verde has made it easier for customers to reduce their waste and make more sustainable day-to-day choices.
Credits: Dandelion Chocolate
Who doesn’t love chocolate? And if they are actively fighting for our planet, it is definitely a plus we’ll take! Dandelion Chocolate is a company that manufactures chocolate in small batched.They are committed to sourcing their ingredients ethically and sustainably.
By prioritizing sustainability, small businesses like Verde and Dandelion Chocolate are making a positive impact on the environment and setting an example for other businesses to follow.
Larger MNCs are also spearheading the business and sustainability discussion. Several established firms have successfully adopted sustainable strategies also inspire young businesses to follow their footsteps.
As stable as an IKEA table? Well their sustainability strategy is pretty put together even though you might have to work a bit with the table parts. IKEA, a furniture company that has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. They have achieved this by investing in renewable energy sources like solar and wind power and by using sustainable materials in their products.
Unilever is a global consumer goods company. They have committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2039. They have embarked on their journeys to create a better tomorrow by prioritizing sustainable sourcing, reducing waste, and investing in renewable energy sources.
These companies show that prioritizing sustainability can be good for business and can create a positive impact on the environment.
Earth Day is a special occasion, but should not be limited to just today in our calendars. There is a necessity to not just celebrate, but act as responsible business owners and consumers every day to ensure that we are headed towards a sustainable future. Let us use this Earth Day as a call to action to prioritize sustainability and create a better tomorrow for our planet.