Pukka has just launched its Sustainability Highlights Report 2019.
The company was established in 2001, almost 20 years ago by Tim Westwell (entrepreneur) and Sebastian Pole (practicing herbalist) with an ambition that is still their purpose today – to nurture healthier, happier lives through powerful organic plants.
This purpose is embedded in their sustainable and ethical strategies which focus on three key areas addressed in 2019 in their bid to take urgent action:
Responding to the climate emergency
Sourcing organic and fair herbs
Key sustainability and CSR stats include:
100% of Pukka herbs are certified organic
15,624 tonnes of CO2 have been offset from crop to cup in 2019 which is the equivalent of driving 39 million miles in a car
Pukka planted 146,000 trees with TreeSisters in 2019
£592,000 was given back to people and the planet through environmental and social initiatives, including £253,000 to Fair and Wild farmers and Fair for Life premiums
98% of packaging used for Pukka products in 2019 are widely recyclable
94% renewable or recyclcable material used to make Pukka packaging.
To find out more and get inspired by Pukka’s sustainability and ethical commitments, read the report here:
Karel Vandamme, Pukka’s Chief Executive stated “Looking back to 2019 – a year of climate activism – and fast-forwarding to the global health pandemic we are facing now, the inextricable link between human health and its dependence on a healthy planet is clearer than ever.”
He went on to say “Pukka’s purpose is to nurture healthier happier lives through powerful organic plants and we choose to operate in a regenerative way to benefit people, plants and the planet. We also know that we only have until 2030 to make fundamental changes to the way companies and governments function and the way we live as humans. In 2019, we were among the first businesses to declare a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and we made significant investments in achieving carbon neutrality for the year.”