How have we made our products Carbon Neutral?

Posted · 1st February 2022
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At the start of 2022, we announced that our products are now officially certified Carbon Neutral. We’ve always seen the importance of eating better for our planet, and we’ve made this an integral part of Cauldron’s ethos from day one. However, we knew more could be done, and we could push our passion further, which is why we’ve committed to becoming Carbon Neutral.

There are many things involved in becoming certified Carbon Neutral, starting with the motivations to do so! We should all be conscious of doing our bit for the planet, but let’s get into why this was so important to us.

Why did we become Carbon Neutral?

To put it simply, we need to protect our planet for everyone and everything that we share it with (animals included) and, importantly, future generations, too. The world is a beautiful place, and we want the next generation and the one after that to enjoy it as much as we do. By eating plant based and reducing our carbon footprint, we’re minimising the effects of climate change and helping to keep biodiversity alive, thus reducing our impact on planet earth.

We can do all of this whilst still enjoying delicious, wholesome food that can be cooked up anyone, anywhere, so we’re not missing out on anything; we’re just making a simple switch. We want to inspire people to use Cauldron products to make knockout dishes and so we can all eat better for our planet.

How did we make our products Carbon Neutral?

To become fully Carbon Neutral we first focused our efforts to reduce carbon emissions as a company, swapping to green electricity and continually analysing how we can further reduce carbon emissions from our production process. We then calculated the carbon footprint of every single one of our products based on internationally recognised standards with ClimatePartner and took immediate action to offset those emissions by supporting climate action projects in the UK and overseas.

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