After Noah - A Carbon Positive Business

Working to restore balance.

Responsibility, at the heart of our business. –

The global consumption of materials has increased rapidly during the last century. This increasing consumption has come at a cost to the environment, including habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, overly stressed fisheries and desertification. Failure to find a more productive and sustainable way to obtain, use and manage materials, and to change our relationship between material consumption and growth, has grave implications for our economy and society.

Funding climate solutions for positive impact

While the biggest impact we can make is to reduce our own emissions, carbon avoidance projects provide complementary climate solutions to prevent greenhouse gas emissions, restore nature, and support local communities.

Supporting these projects allows us to compensate for our remaining, unavoidable emissions.

Every year we offset our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

Every year we offset our Scope 3 emissions for Deliveries, Logistics & Distribution. For 2022 this was 37.4 tCO2 and was offset by supporting a small-scale onshore wind power in Sri Lanka.

Recognising that it’s not simply enough to mitigate impact through purchasing offsets, we have a formal mandate to be carbon positive and ‘pay it forward’ by donating 1% of profits for:

  • Carbon avoidance projects.
  • Worldwide tree planting projects.
  • Supporting renewable energy projects.
  • Supporting nature-based, carbon avoidance projects.
  • Supporting community-based projects to avoid carbon emissions.
  • UK tree planting projects.

You can visit our virtual forest to view the projects supported so far.

Each project or tree recognises a member of the team at After Noah.

Ecologi our impact partner

It's important to know that the work we fund is producing the right results. That's why we partnered with Ecologi as they only support projects certified by either the Gold Standard or Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

Additional certifications for VCS certified projects indicate their contribution to sustainable development and the co-benefits they offer to local people and nature, such as the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) and the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta).

Additionally Ecologi use third-party platforms, including the carbon intelligence platform Sylvera, to verify and ensure that their projects are of the highest standard.

We plant trees with Ecologi

Current projects include

Supporting a range of high-quality carbon avoidance projects, including renewable energy projects, clean cookstoves and clean water community initiatives, and projects protecting forests from being cut down.

Planting trees worldwide across a range of amazing projects that Ecologi supports, providing vital habitat for local biodiversity, and supporting the lives of local people.

Renewable energy projects include wind, solar, waste biomass, landfill gas capture, and small hydropower projects. Projects must have no negative impacts on local communities or biodiversity for Ecologi to consider supporting them, and must contribute to the UN's SDGs.

Supporting nature-based carbon avoidance projects include protecting trees previously designated for being cut down, and restoring and protecting carbon-rich peatlands. Natural carbon stores must be protected if we are to slow climate change, and these projects should also improve human lives.

Supporting community-based projects to avoid carbon emissions can go hand-in-hand with projects that improve people's lives directly within their homes. Such projects include replacing cookstoves with ones that are more fuel-efficient, and improving access to clean water, reducing the need to burn fuel in both cases

Planting trees in the UK, working with amazing UK-based tree planting organisations to restore the UK's woodlands. The trees will capture and store carbon over the course of their lifetimes' and help to provide vital habitat for UK wildlife. Ecologi are instrumental in our ability to measure our impact and provide our greenhouse gas emissions across Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3.

As well as measuring our footprint it is important that we are public about what we do, this is why we publish annual reports on our findings and projects here for everyone to see.

Click here to view projects in our virtual forest.

Click here to read about our work on sustainability.

Why plant trees?

Healthy trees sequester CO2, making them climate champions from the moment they’re planted. They also help to restore healthy ecosystems, sequestering and storing even more carbon in soils and plant biomass, as well as boosting biodiversity.

Reforestation projects provide co-benefits for local people which can promote employment, gender equality, new income streams, more diverse food sources to support a healthier diet, and improved community facilities.

Ecologi only supports responsible tree planting. This means supporting community-led projects where ecologically appropriate species are planted at the right place and time, and where trees are guarded from natural and man-made threats.

Importantly, while trees are a wonderful climate solution, the carbon absorbed by our trees is not taken into account as carbon avoidance.

Room for improvement

We are constantly learning and evolving because we understand that there is always room for improvement.

As a world, we're a long, long way from sustainable, but we have hope that through collective action, we can all work to build responsibility into a sustainable future for the planet.

We cannot stress how important the need for constant vigilance and improvement is and that's why behind the scenes we are always reviewing our processes and decisions, working on new methods and solutions as we grow.

Never overstating the progress we are making and never forgetting that we always have more work to do incorporating ESG into our day to day business life.

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Our goal at After Noah is to be a unique retailer of Furniture, Homeware, Gifts & Toys, both in-store and online.

To provide customers the very best choice of Honestly priced, Ethically sourced, Quality made products from around the world.

Supporting and encouraging our suppliers to use sustainable methods and recycled materials.

Prioritising Customer service, Staff welfare and our Social, Ethical and Environmental impact.

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