We want to become 100% sustainable
100% sustainable. Pretty ambitious, right! We know. But, honestly, nothing else would feel right. Or enough. Because we want run Once Upon in a way that is sustainable in the long run, both for the planet and the people that live here, that's why there's no other way forward than aiming for 100% sustainability. What we do today affects our tomorrow and the rest of our futures. We need to take responsibility for our children and ensure that they can live on a healthy planet for generations to come. In other words: If we have started a company, we need to take full responsibility for it.
What we are doing to reach our goal
We have developed a clear plan on how to move forward with our sustainability work. And we may just getting started, but instead of looking back feeling that we should have started sooner (isn't that always the way?) we're looking forward and are super dedicated to get to where we want to be, fast!
What the plan looks like:
Know and knowhow
We are now, in this very moment, challenging our suppliers regarding the environment, ethics and work environment and insisting that they meet our requirements pronto. We are mapping our emissions and as soon as we have calculated our carbon footprint, we will tell you exactly what it looks like and how we plan to reduce it.
Managing our resources in the best way
When we have full knowledge and control over our supply chain and emissions, we can take steps in the right direction to manage our resources in the smartest way possible. Our business requires resources; forest, paper raw material, energy and fuel, just to name a few. We are currently investigating ways in which we can reduce these resources impact on the environment. For instance, we want to understand how we can contribute to a more sustainable forestry and what changes we can make to reduce our carbon footprint as quickly as possible. An other important resource for us is of course our employees - to safeguard a sustainable culture for everyone who works at Once Upon is also one of our top priority sustainability issues.
Inspire and involve
We want our product development to align with our vision of sustainability, but in the long run it just isn't enough to be "good enough" when it comes to these issues. That's why we want to contribute and help and inspire more companies to do their bit, both within and outside our own business sector. Inspiration and innovation are two things we value very high, and we see it as a no-brainer to combine them in our work with becoming sustainable. The mere thought of it all makes our hearts skip a beat. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we know where we want to be and are beginning to figure how we're going to get there.