Carbon Footprint Facts
At the good tonic, we are reducing our impact on the environment by reducing our own carbon footprint, and giving you, our customers more sustainable and ethical products to buy.
We have sources products from suppliers and artisans who hold the same believes as we do. By shopping consciously, you can reduce unnecessary waste, buying clothing and products that are designed to last, have sustainable manufacturing practises in place and reuse recycled products where possible.
By shopping smarter, this reduces your own carbon footprint contribution.
Where possible we partner with B Corp brands. These companies have completed a rigorous assessment process to meet the following:
B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. In order to achieve certification, a company must:
Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review. Multinational corporations must also meet baseline requirement standards.
Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and achieve benefit corporation status if available in their jurisdiction.
Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.
Some of our B Corp brands are:
- Untouched World
- Duffle & Co
With many others in the process of being assessed, or have similar high standards around their workers, communities, customers, suppliers, and the environment.
We have also partnered with AirRobe, who aim to help us all create a circular economy by building a network of designers, retailers and consumers who are transitioning e-commerce into re-commerce.
Currently, the fashion of today largely becomes the waste of tomorrow so, AirRobe is tackling this urgent problem through tech innovation – creating a new way to shop and a new way to extend the life of your purchases.
Transition your shopping cart, and the fashion industry, from a major polluter to a model for sustainability.
By signing up to AirRobe, you make uploading items to re-sell on AirRobe simple and you can monitor the positive impact you’re making on the planet (and your purse).
This means, with one click you can re-sell or rent when you no longer need or wear. EASY.
We source our business and home electricity from Ecotricity - Ecotricity is New Zealand’s only provider of 100% Renewable and carbonzero Certified electricity.
They source renewable carbonzero Certified electricity from the Monowai, Roaring Meg, Teviot hydro dams, the Flat Hill Wind Farm and our Solar customers.
We’re carbonzero by nature
We walk the talk when it comes to providing 100% clean energy. But we also do a lot of work behind the scenes to lead the way into a more sustainable future.
There are so many things you can do to support sustainability and reduce your carbon footprint - at home and at work.
Show your support
By supporting Ecotricity you are supporting the development of new renewable generation projects. By using these sources the New Zealand economy can grow without costing the earth.
- Consume local and seasonal products (forget strawberries in winter)
- Buy consciously and help support responsible businesses, like the good tonic.
- Select fish from sustainable fishing.
- Bring reusable shopping bags and avoid products with excessive plastic packaging.
- Make sure to buy only what you need, to avoid waste.
- Re-sell and buy pre loved clothing.
- Research your shopping needs before purchase, so you can make informed decisions and buy things that will last.
- Share your own journey with family and friends.
We will continue to share our journey, and add to this page and other journals as we move through our own transition to shop smarter and make better environmental choices.