There’s no denying that climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing issues the world is facing today. And although small, conscious efforts by each individual are of great importance, massive corporations are still responsible for the majority of the destructive activities harming the planet.
As a result, the following brands are being applauded for providing consumers simple and convenient options to use less synthetic, recycled packaging, sustainable yields, organic food and any plenty of ways to make sound choices
The meat industry remains to be among the biggest contributors to the environmental crisis. To combat this problem, Beyond Meat focuses on creating innovations in the food industry by introducing delicious, plant-based “meat” products.
These plant-based meat products do not take away the usual flavor and taste of real meat favored by the majority of the population, making it a great alternative. Besides, they are way better for human health, the environment, climate change and animals.
Patagonia has spent its forty-seven years of service with an unwavering commitment to protecting the wilderness. Their ethically-made active-wear garments are preferred by the outdoorsy crowd mainly because they share the same love for nature as the brand. Patagonia’s corporate philosophy, which is all about improving the planet, is advanced by increasing the longevity of their products and lowering their carbon footprint.
Wipro EcoEnergy is a consulting company partnering with various clients to help them achieve “intelligent and sustainable solutions for enterprise-wide energy operations and efficiency management.” By applying these solutions, Wipro EcoEnergy helps other companies reduce their carbon footprints and energy wastage, saving them a ton of money in the process.
Since its founding in 1991, New Belgium Brewing Company, the fourth-largest craft brewery in the US, has been committed to being eco-friendly. The company applies exclusively to sustainable merchants and is additionally a Zero Waste Business Platinum-certified, and 99.9% of their waste does not go to a landfill.
Aside from their aim to decrease their energy impact through energy conservation, they promote climate change action and signatories to both the pro-climate business coalition (BICEP) and the Brewery Climate Declaration.
An industry leader when it comes to sustainability, Seventh Generation makes sure their packaging is just as environmentally friendly as their products. Its goal is to use bio-based or post-consumer recycled material for 100% of its products and packaging and become a zero-waste company by 2025.
Pela’s founder, back in 2010, took a trip to the ocean and witnessed how much plastic ends up in the water, thus began the vision to create a brand that adheres to sustainable product designs. Their phone cases are made from 45% plant-based materials, and the back panel of their Clear case is made from entirely plant-based materials.
The organisation now prides itself on creating the “First 100% Compostable Phone Holder in the World,” and its goal is to prevent 1 billion pounds of plastic from being made in the next five years.
Oakland-based Numi Organic Tea is an organic tea enterprise that bears a holistic approach to sustainability, providing products that are beneficial to people, the planet, profit, and purpose altogether. From sustainable packaging to supporting nonprofits organizations, improving the well-being of the earth, they make sure every step in sourcing, making and selling their tea is environmentally sound.
IKEA is one of the most sought-after brands for furniture, but what sets this popular business chain from its competitors is its adherence to sustainability. The Swedish furniture-maker sources almost half of its timber from sustainable foresters and all of its cotton from plantations that meet the Better Cotton standards.
The brand is also focused on lowering its energy consumption, providing more than 700,000 solar panels to power its stores.
Nike may not have started as an environment-friendly brand, but it’s never too late to start doing so. The company began making ethical changes in the latter years, making robust disclosure about its supply chain and production practices.
Nike reduced its packaging, eliminating chemical discharges and like Patagonia, uses post-consumer recycled materials in some of its products.