Next to the delivery of strong and high end workwear, is sustainability one of the core values of WorkMan® workwear. This is why we take in to account our impact on the environment with every decision we make. For the past couple of years, we have been using only renewable energy at our headquarters, by using our own solar panels and by buying Dutch wind energy.
Nevertheless, we can not forget about the CO2 emissions that are associated with the production of clothing. When producing one single garment, around 19KG of CO2 emissions are released. To reduce this negative impact on the environment from the production of our garments, WorkMan® has partnered with Trees for All, the only CBF-certified Dutch not-for-profit provider of carbon offset. We donate to the Kibale national park project in Uganda, one of East Africa's most impressive rainforests, harbouring a wealth of flora and fauna. By reforesting, we make a positive climate contribution.
By reforesting we also increase the habitat of the 375 species of brightly coloured birds and some 70 species of mammals, including the colobus monkey and chimpanzee. The local population benefits from the Kibale forest project as well; they generate income by helping with planting trees and forest management. In addition, they work in the plant nurseries that supply trees to the project and undergo training to manage these nurseries independently.
By supporting this project in Uganda, we contribute to the realisation of the following sustainable development goals by the United Nations:
SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere,
SDG 13: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns,
SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss,
SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Now you too can contribute to a sustainable world in collaboration with WorkMan® by reducing your CO2 footprint! The WorkMan® team would love to assist you in calculating the CO2 emissions of your purchases and provide you with more information about this project.
Would you like to reduce CO2 emissions by consuming responsibly? Contact our team by e-mailing to email@example.com or calling 010-4154112.