As the company takes the next step to reduce its environmental impact, HELL pizza has announced that the 1 million deliveries it makes each year are now Zero Carbon.
HELL began measuring the carbon footprint of its pizza deliveries, and head office in October last year as a part of its sustainability commitments. Following the rigorous measurement process with Ekos, HELL’s head office and nationwide pizza deliveries have become Zero Carbon certified as of August 2020.
“We want to be proactive in creating a sustainable future. Our deliveries are an obvious producer of carbon. Ideally, they would be zero carbon with no need to offset; until we can practically do that, we’re offsetting each delivery, and won’t be passing the costs onto consumers,” expressed Ben Cumming, HELL CEO, who added that it’s a milestone for the company.
“We’ve always cared about reducing our environmental impact - for example, the vast majority of our packaging is recycled and recyclable, we offer e-bike delivery in some areas and use local free-range ingredients. We’ve also grown our plant-based menu to respond to increasing demand.”
Ekos carbon credits are sourced from their indigenous forest carbon and conservation projects in New Zealand and the Pacific. These community-based projects are designed to deliver sustainable land management, biodiversity, and positive social outcomes.
“It’s great to see HELL taking responsibility for their carbon emissions and joining the journey towards a Zero Carbon future,” noted Willow Milligan, a Carbon Analyst from Ekos.
Head to www.ekos.co.nz/our-projects for more information.