2021 was BIG for us. We took taken huge strides forward whether that's through carbon offsets, plastic removal or tree planting. There's loads more to do, but we're proud of the start we've made as a team.
2022 is all about going further and strengthening the things we did last year.
Nov 30, 2021
Project Spotlight: Biomass In Chile
Sustainability and sauce shop
Is Sauce Shop a sustainable business?
We are working on it! We are never going to say we're saving the world by making sauce, but we're taking action as we grow that means we're becoming more sustainable in our practices.
We've initiated various activities including becoming carbon negative, planting a tree for every order placed, and significantly reducing our plastic usage.
Is sustainability important to Sauce Shop?
We think it should be important to everyone, on a personal and a collective level. Our purpose is to create great tasting sauces, so let's just put that out there. But we don't think that means we can't or shouldn't be increasingly concerned about the state of our planet and work on our environmental responsibility.
There is work to do on how we promote sustainability and educate within our community.
How many trees have you planted?
So far, we have planted over 26,000 trees. The number is ever changing, but you can get real time updates here.
Where are your trees planted?
Our trees are located where they can have the maximum impact. Most of them are in Madagascar, with some more in Uganda and Mozambique. Again, you can find where they're located here.
What type of trees are you planting?
Mostly, our trees are mangroves, located in Madagascar. They're tropical, coastal trees which can survive in super harsh conditions. It's thought mangroves absorb 4X the carbon that other terrestrial trees absorb - their complex underground root network is essentially a massive carbon storage unit. That's alongside acting as a natural coastal barrier so that communities and ecosystems are protected in the future.