Carbon neutral delivery

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Sendle’s purpose is to help small business thrive. One of the most important ways we do this is by helping to keep our planet and environment healthy.

We believe that a great delivery service doesn’t and shouldn’t cost the earth. That’s why Sendle is Australia’s first carbon neutral delivery service.

Sendle has partnered with South Pole Group to offset the emissions of every parcel that is picked up and delivered with Sendle. In the past, Sendle’s community of business owners have been given the opportunity to direct their impact by choosing the projects that offset Sendle’s carbon emissions.

Projects we support

Paradigm water treatment and cookstove project

  • Location: Kenya
  • Type:micro-entrepreneurship, decreases indoor air pollution and reduces deforestation and erosion
  • Standard: Gold

Each day 3 billion people cook their meals over an open fire. Collecting the fuel for these fires is often difficult, time-consuming and leads to deforestation. One of the consequences of cooking over an open fire is that each year more than 4 million people – mostly women and children – die from breathing in the fumes from these fires. Based in Kenya, this project aims to improve health and livelihoods. By leveraging carbon finance to support the sale and distribution of stoves and water treatment systems, this project is supporting the local economy and reduces the time and money needed to acquire fuel for cooking, and by improves access to clean water.
Learn more about the Paradigm water treatment and cookstove project.

Borneo rainforest rehabilitation project

  • Location: Borneo
  • Type: improved forest management, habitat protection
  • Standard: Verified Carbon Standard

The Borneo Rainforest Rehabilitation Project is working to protect and restore a large area of degraded rainforest in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo. So far the project has protected 25,000 hectares and rehabilitated nearly half of the area, locking in carbon and providing habitat for endangered animals, plants, and birds. The island of Borneo is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, with an abundance of unique and endangered plants and animals.
Learn more about the Borneo rainforest rehabilitation project.

Projects we have supported

Tasmanian native forest protection project

  • Location: Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia
  • Type: improved forest management
  • Emissions prevented: c.90,000 tonnes of CO2e per year
  • Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

The Tassie Native Forest Protection Project prevents greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere by protecting and restoring Tasmania’s valuable native forests. These forests provide a habitat for many of Australia’s endangered species including the wedge-tailed eagle, spotted quoll and the iconic Tasmanian devil. This project has created new employment opportunities in the forestry sector, and ecotourism opportunities through the enhancement of the landscape. The stabilisation of the forests from investment through the project has also had a radical shift for local landowners – instead of selling off land, clearing for logging and managing portfolios of land, local landowners are now able to diversify; enabling them to set the land aside for conservation purposes only, and manage it in a way that encourages natural regeneration of the forest.

Toyola cookstove project

  • Location: Ghana
  • Type: energy efficiency
  • Emissions prevented: 65,500 tonnes of CO2e per year
  • Standard: Gold

The Toyola Cookstove Project supports the development of four fuel-efficient cookstoves for household and commercial use. The improved stoves reduce consumption of charcoal by between 33 to 50%. Offsetting Sendle’s carbon emissions through the Toyola Cookstove Project also helps to reduce deforestation as 75% of Ghana’s fuel comes from wood and charcoal (around 700,000 tonnes per year). The project also has significant health benefits for Ghanaians who use an improved stove. The World Health Organisation estimates indoor air pollution is responsible for 16,600 deaths per year in Ghana. The efficiency of the new stoves also save a medium household stove owner about $24 per year and the sales of which also support the stove manufacturers 136 employees.