In 2020, over two billion people worldwide made purchases online, amounting to 4.29 trillion USD in global sales—a 24.1% jump over the previous year. But the speed, comfort, and convenience that are driving ecommerce’s massive growth pose an imminent threat to our planet, with packaging, shipping, and last-mile logistics leaving a heavy carbon footprint behind.
Retailers large and small—along with ecommerce platforms, software tools, and last-mile delivery services—can enable a more sustainable ecommerce industry by measuring and neutralizing shipping and embodied product emissions. The option to neutralize carbon can be offered to consumers at the point of sale or carried out on their behalf, setting a strong example and pushing the industry forward.
Measure and neutralize the emissions related to order fulfillment and shipping. Give consumers the choice to opt in at the point of sale or automatically include costs in delivery fees.
Measure and neutralize the embodied carbon of your products for more meaningful climate action, all while enabling consumers to better understand the impact of their purchases via carbon labels.
Allocate a percentage of spending or revenue to a portfolio of carbon removal projects.
Provide an engaging, educational, and transparent climate-action experience with API-delivered project information and content.
Use the Patch API to estimate shipping-related emissions and lay the foundation for carbon removal-based climate action.
Easily purchase carbon credits from a diversified portfolio of projects.