Healthy Hippo earns Carbon Neutral Certification
By Food in Canada staffSustainability Confectionery Healthy Hippo Planet FWD
Candy brand Healthy Hippo receives a Carbon Neutral Certification from Planet FWD, one of the leading carbon management platforms. Healthy Hippo is the first low sugar candy brand in North America to receive this certification. It remains committed to the sustainable manufacturing of all its products from cradle-to-grave.
Healthy Hippo partnered with Planet FWD to complete life-cycle assessments for its product line up by measuring, reducing and neutralizing its carbon footprint through every phase of the product’s life. Upon making changes within the organization, including manufacturing practices and materials sourcing, the company was given its Carbon Neutral Certification. Healthy Hippo has purchased carbon offsets in line with Planet FWD’s rigorous standards from Pachama, which provides afforestation and reforestation-based carbon credit projects, to neutralize its unavoidable emissions.
“Carbon neutrality is just the first step on our sustainability journey. We will continue to work closely with Planet FWD for additional climate actions we can take to continue to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve planned out specific steps that are verifiable and time-bound, including reducing emissions from energy use, materials and transportation. Because, when it comes down to it, we need to do more for our planet and the next generation,” said Ashley Paterson, Healthy Hippo’s CEO.
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