What Is Carbon Neutral Shipping?

September 30, 2022

Product shipments from suppliers and to customers may comprise a significant portion of the carbon footprint of your business. The Environmental Protection Agency states that the entire transportation industry makes up around 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions with nearly all (95%) of that energy coming from petroleum-based fuels such as gasoline and diesel. If it were its own country, shipping would rank around sixth in the world for its contributions to climate change. According to the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), pollution from shipping contributes to about 60,000 premature deaths per year. Carbon neutral shipping allows businesses to neutralize the emissions from their transportation needs through supporting carbon neutrality projects while also satisfying consumers focused on sustainability.

Businesses should be setting sustainability goals to meet the demands of increasingly environmentally conscious customers. According to a recent study, 83% of consumers believe it is important for brands to act sustainably. 73% consider sustainability in some capacity when choosing between brands and 67% of purchasers are even willing to pay more for brands that offer sustainable practices.

Carbonfund offers a Carbonfree Shipping Program so that businesses of all sizes can offset their carbon footprint. Carbonfund makes it easy and affordable for companies to distinguish their shipping services, reduce their climate impact, and communicate their environmental commitment to consumers. Product emissions are based on the shipping method (air, ground, sea, etc.), the number of parcels shipped by each method, and the average weight and distance traveled for those parcels. The first step is to determine the carbon footprint of your product shipments by using Carbonfund’s convenient business shipping calculator. After determining your total emissions you can then offset your business’ climate impact by supporting industry-leading carbon neutrality projects around the globe. Offsetting your carbon footprint with

If businesses work to offset their shipping emissions they can make a significant impact on their overall carbon footprint. By offsetting greenhouse gas emissions and other sources of carbon pollution through Carbonfund companies can join in the battle against global warming. Everyone has a responsibility to do what they can to fight climate change and help create a greener world for the future.