Better than carbon neutral, we are carbon negative!

You probably think that a company shipping parcels by air all over the world on a daily basis is far from being eco-friendly.
And you would be right.

You might even feel a little bad about purchasing products from overseas.
And you would be right. in most cases, but not when you purchase from Nishohi.

What if we told you that it is better to buy from us than from 99% of any domestic seller?
What if we told you that every time you purchase something from us, you make the planet a little bit better?

How is that possible?
Yes, you guessed it, because we are Carbon Negative!

What does "Carbon Negative" even mean?

Any person, company, organization, is producing a carbon footprint. Almost all the time. It doesn't matter how hard you try, even when you drive your electric car or ride on your bicycle, you leave a carbon footprint.

Luckily, if you care - and we do - there is a solution. It's called carbon offset. In a nutshell, you calculate how much carbon you produce per day/month/year, and you buy carbon credits to offset it. Basically, you invest in projects that help reduce CO2. As a result, the more carbon credits you buy, the more you reduce (offset) your carbon footprint. If you buy as many tons equivalent of carbon credit as you produce, you are carbon neutral. If you buy MORE credits than you produce, you become carbon NEGATIVE. And that's what we do.

Nishohi Proud to be Carbon Negative

How do we do it?

Knowing exactly what your carbon footprint is, is a very complicated, time-consuming, and expensive process. Since we cannot afford it, we took a different approach. We have estimated as closely as possible what our carbon footprint is, based on many tools and calculators available. We have then rounded it up. And to be on the safe side, we've multiplied it by two. Then we went on to look for a great and meaningful project and we invested in it the equivalent of that quantity. That's why, we can be sure that even if we didn't get our calculation exactly right, we're still way above what we produce. As a result, every day we do business, every order we receive, every parcel we send, we will offset more carbon than we will produce. The more you buy from NISHOHI, the better for the planet. It's as simple as that.

What is the project we've invested in?

This year, we have chosen to contribute to a great project called the "KATINGAN PEATLAND RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION PROJECT" in Indonesia.

"The Katingan Project" protects and restores 149,800 hectares of peatland ecosystems, to offer local communities sustainable sources of income, and to tackle global climate change. The project lies within the districts of Katingan and Kotawaringin Timur in Central Kalimantan Province and covers one of the largest remaining intact peat swamp forests in Indonesia. This project has been certified by Verra, VCS and is CCB Triple Gold so we are sure it's good and the money will be well used.

You can find more details - and why not participate in it too - here:
REDD+ Project description on www.cifor.org
To support the project, visit www.cooleffect.org
Project certification on www.climate-standards.org
Project certification on www.verra.org

The Katingan Project

What else do we do?

Well if that wasn't enough, we also participate in the DHL GoGreen service which offsets the carbon of every parcel sent by DHL. So if you choose DHL as your carrier, the carbon footprint will be offset twice: once by DHL and once by us. How good is this?

You can find more about the DHL GoGreen system here:

DHL GoGreen

Anything else?

Sure, on a daily basis, in the office, we also try to be eco-conscious. Here are a few examples of the small things we do:

  • We reuse our cardboard boxes: we receive most products in cardboard boxes that are still perfectly fine to be reused.
  • We use recycled plastic wrapping, tape, bags, craft paper, whenever available. For example, you might see your products protected in some blueish bubble sheet. That's made of recycled plastic.
  • All DHL and FedEx plastic pouches are made of recycled plastics too.
  • We only print on recycled paper and use recycled ink cartridges in our printers.