Etsy announced today that starting on February 28, the company will be the first major online retailer to completely offset carbon emissions from shipping.
The company will offset emissions with investments to protect forests (more than 10 million trees!), build clean energy farms, and develop green auto-parts.
“As a global marketplace, Etsy has always been conscious of our ecological impact. In 2016, we committed to powering our operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2020.”
“Our trail-blazing Power Purchase Agreement to enable the development of a new solar farm, migration to the Google Cloud Platform, and installation of solar panels at our offices place us firmly on track to meet that goal.”
“We also achieved our goal of running zero waste operations globally in 2018, two years ahead of schedule.”
Josh Silverman, CEO Etsy
Etsy released a video to go along with this announcement.
To learn more about Etsy’s green initiatives and how Etsy is working to make the world a better place, Etsy CEO Josh Silverman posted a blog post to announce the news.