Sustainability

BUSINESS

Being a remote business not only makes a better use of technology while saving the company money, it also has a positive environmental impact as it reduces your carbon footprint. Working remotely allows for better work-life balance, while increasing productivity, cross-team collaboration and making businesses more competitive. As a remote business our office can be anywhere, we have more access to applicants, a bigger network and improved inclusivity. Our employees are more independent, can learn more and reclaim their focus as our meetings take less time and are more effective.

CERTIFICATIONS

We recognize how important it is for a food product to be certified and are working towards all the respective certifications. 

PACKAGING

Packaging plays an important role in fresh produce: it extends shelf life, ensures food safety standards are met, and reduces food waste. At Solstice Blends we aim to reduce our impact on the environment while delivering quality products.

Given that all our packaging is eitheir recyclable or reusable it is up to you to mantain the packaging effective throughout its life cycle, thus creating a closed loop of manufacturing and usage.  

SOURCING

What is key to our functional boosts is having sourced the highest quality ingredients. We've researched where our blends' ingredients grow in its natural state at its best condition, freshest and purest form and sourced it from there. We believe this method produces healthier food rich in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s. Organic farming pays close attention to nature with a socially responsible approach by respecting wildlife and biodiversity. This way of farming promotes better soil, it does not pollute waterways, uses less energy and its produces last longer. This system avoids the use of artificial fertilisers (fewer chemicals), pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), irradiation, growth regulators, industrial solvents, synthetic food enhancers and preservatives.

SOCIAL IMPACT

One of the great privileges of running a small business is being able to give back to charitable causes that large businesses can't handle or don't know about. We are currently searching and verifying non-profit organisations that are focused on fair trade and health issues. Solstice Blends vision is to contribute to the wellbeing of others in need.

CARBON OFFSET

A carbon footprint measures the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gas produced. Because carbon is one of the biggest gases produced carbon footprints are measured in units of carbon dioxide.

For small businesses the main carbon creators are energy and travel. Solstice Blends team works remotely which helps reduce green house gas emissions, fuel usage and air pollution, uses less energy and creates less waste (plastic and paper) and promotes a healthy lifestyle. 

When looking for carbon offsetting projects that help combat global climate change as well as caring for local communities we found Treedom Trees. Treedom is the only online platform in the world where you can have someone plant a tree for you and then follow it online. Thanks to its business model, in 2014 Treedom became part of the Certified B Corporations, a network of companies that stand out for high environmental and social performance.

All trees are planted directly by local farmers and bring environmental, social and financial benefits to their communities. In many instances providing much needed employment, health improvement, biodiversity, reforestation and broad social benefits to impoverished communities.

Every tree on Treedom is geo-localized and photographed and has its online page. Once a month, we're giving away a tree to one lucky costumer.