Carbon Neutral Office Supplies A First

New York, New York – April 4, 2019

The Raw Office Inc. has launched an industry leading 100% carbon neutral checkout experience for office supply buyers. With over 52,00 office products cataloged for carbon emissions, Raw Office has launched the first ever office supply program to offset all emissions associated with the sale and delivery of offices products on its next generation B2B e-commerce platform. Jeff Golfman Founder of Raw Office says “We are excited to be able to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of all of the products that we are selling at zero cost to our customers.”

Raw Office has teamed up with New York-based Carbon Credit Capital (CCC) to map all product emissions from raw material procurement, through manufacture, packaging, onward distribution and shipping of products to customers’ doorsteps. Reed Shapiro of CCC states, “Raw Office is taking full responsibility for the impacts, not just of their own operations, but their suppliers and distributers as well. This type of full-cost accounting is ground breaking in corporate responsibility. We’re excited to help The Raw Office lead the way for all companies—not just office suppliers.”

Each product available for purchase has been assigned a carbon footprint derived from primary Raw Office, distributor, supplier, and manufacturer data where available. The Raw Office will purchase carbon offsets from bio and landfill gas capture projects in both the US Northwest and China, where such projects are grid compatible, displacing coal and dirtier fossil fuels with biogas. Credits are procured through Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) in the US, and Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH in China.

The purchases of carbon credits through BEF will count towards The Raw Office’s 1% for the Planet certification, as BEF is a 1% for the Planet non-profit member. All three parties—Raw Office, CCC and BEF —are members of the environmental non-profit network, which drives financing for environmental non-profits through corporate giving of 1% of revenues annually. Heather Shrock of Bonneville says, “BEF is thrilled to explore these amazing partnerships with our fellow 1% for the Planet organizations, working together towards the greater goal of reducing greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.”

For more information, read the full blog post from The Raw Office here.

About The Raw Office

Raw Office saves businesses an average of 20% on office supplies and 10% administrative labor via its next-generation procurement platform. Raw Office identifies and solves inefficiencies in current procurement processes, outputs suggested improvements and automates the reordering and fulfillment process. Raw Office emphasizes environmentally­friendly products, reducing clients’ average eco­footprint by 200%.

About Carbon Credit Capital

CCC helps companies, individuals and institutions measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions. CCC’s Carbon Neutral Checkout® program combines greenhouse gas assessment with sensible strategies to offset emissions through projects and programs that align with brand, consumer, and stakeholder visions and values. CCC believes climate action should be simple and attractive for everyone, and works closely with partners to turn their dreams into reality.

About Bonneville Environmental Foundation

BEF empowers your business to be in balance with the environment through a full suite of products, programs and custom solutions that help address your environmental footprint. BEF align their extensive industry expertise with your business goals to achieve immediate impact today while helping solve tomorrow’s biggest business sustainability challenges.