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As a member of 1% for the Planet, Black+Blum pledges to donate at least 1% of its annual sales revenue to support environmental non-profit organisations


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nderlining the brand’s environmental and sustainability positioning, Black+Blum, the award-winning


creators of innovative, high-quality food and drink on-the-go designs, has announced its membership of 1% for the Planet and also its commitment to becoming Climate Neutral Certified in 2021, for 2020 emissions. Black+Blum create premium, built-to-last lunch boxes, water bottles and accessories, which help their users lead more sustainable lifestyles, by making it easier for users to take their own food and drink on-the-go. Lunch boxes can help to save on food-waste and single-use packaging, from convenience foods. Water bottles encourage people to stop buying bottled water. To achieve its commitment to becoming Climate Neutral Certified, the company will be working with the independent non-profit organisation Climate Neutral. Together they will measure the company’s carbon footprint, and Black+Blum will then offset it in its entirety by purchasing quality carbon credits, as well as planning to reduce emissions in the future. Dan Black, Founder and Lead Designer at Black+Blum said: “While our designs help people be more environmentally friendly in their everyday life, they obviously don’t solve the huge challenges the world now faces. We wanted to do more. By joining 1% for the Planet, we commit to giving something back to make a better world. By committing to work towards becoming Climate Neutral Certified, we want to make sure we fully offset the CO2 emissions caused in our everyday operations and product manufacturing”.


The 1% for the Planet Membership label will


be rolled out on all Black+Blum packaging throughout the coming months The Climate Neutral Certified label will appear once Black+Blum has passed the rigorous Climate Neutral assessment and their emissions for 2020 have been offset.


1% for the Planet


1% for the Planet is a global community of brands and individuals giving back to environmental non-profits.


Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder


of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, members have given more than $265 million to environmental non-profits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual


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members, and thousands of non-profit partners in more than 60 countries. Visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org


Climate Neutral Climate Neutral is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to decrease global carbon emissions by creating a trusted net-zero certification for consumer brands. The Climate Neutral Certified label empowers consumers to consciously support companies that measure their entire carbon footprint, offset it in its entirety, and implement strategies to reduce it moving forward. Climate Neutral’s standardised process makes it easier for companies to estimate their greenhouse gas footprint, identify credible carbon offsets, and prioritise measures to reduce their emissions.


uTo learn more about Climate Neutral, visit climateneutral.org.


1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. The organisation advises on giving strategies, we certify donations and amplifies the impact of its network.


October 2020


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