WeWork supports the Envira Amazonia Project.
The Envira Amazonia Project is a payment for ecosystem services forest conservation project, otherwise known as a Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) project, protecting nearly 500,000 acres / 200,000 hectares of tropical rainforest. The project shall mitigate the release of more than 12.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, while also preserving the habitat for an extraordinary amount of biodiversity and directly benefitting local communities. The Envira Amazonia Project has achieved validation to the VCS and CCBS with Gold Level Distinction for the Project’s exceptional biodiversity and community benefits, along with the Project’s incorporation of climate change mitigation activities.
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WeWork is on a mission to elevate the world’s consciousness. We seek to address the environmental and health impacts associated with the energy, materials and products that we use. Our fundamental mission is to build and support healthier communities, while leaving the world a healthier and more sustainable place.
- WeWork is 2.5x more efficient with space than a typical office, which prevents the release of 900,000 tons of carbon emissions globally during manufacturing of materials for those spaces. That’s as much CO2 as taking 90,000 cars off the road for a year.
- WeWork’s meat-free initiative will save 445 million pounds of CO2 emissions — as much carbon as it takes to power 35,000 U.S. homes for a year. The initiative will save 16.6 billion gallons of water — enough water for a day for 200 million people — by 2023.
- WeWork has eliminated single-use disposable plastics from daily operations.
- The carbon emissions associated with all WeWork corporate travel have been offset via a donation to the Carbonfund.org Envira Amazonia Project.
- WeWork has committed to being fully carbon neutral by 2023.
- Globally, 76% of WeWork members use sustainable forms of public transit (walk, bike, public transit). In the U.S., the number is 69% compared to an average 19% citywide.
- Globally, 40% of WeWork members who used to drive by themselves to work have switched to using more sustainable forms of transit since joining WeWork.
WeWork’s Sustainability & Wellbeing mission is built around helping people, cities, and the planet thrive. In our effort to elevate the world’s consciousness, we must care deeply about the impacts our business has on the health of the people involved in our efforts around the world. In vetting opportunities to offset WeWork’s corporate travel emissions, Carbonfund.org’s Envira Amazonia Project in Brazil was selected, in part, because the project has received distinction for exceptional community benefits including granting official land tenure, establishing alternative sources of income and employment opportunities, providing agriculture extension training, and providing social projects and programs such as commercializing the collection, transport and sale of medicinal plants.