An unwavering commitment to transparency and sustainability is at the heart of everything at RIISE.
Every single brand and item on RIISE has been individually evaluated to ensure it is driving meaningful change and taking accountability for its environmental impact. We’re not here to encourage overconsumption or impulse purchases. We’re just here so that when you are ready to add to cart, you have the choice of selecting the best option for yourself and the planet. Our resource-reduction mindset is reflected in the below initiatives.
2/5 SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
The RIISE packaging suite is plastic-free.
Our focus is to keep the amount of virgin resources used in our production to a minimum, and to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of our packaging. We do this through the exclusive use of recycled, compostable and recyclable materials. Our shipping boxes use recycled and FSC certified cardboard, our wrapping paper and thank you cards are made from recycled paper, and the RIISE stickers are made from recycled or compostable materials. It’s important that we create a thriving economy for recycled goods, and we’re excited to be participating in this shift.
3/5 CARBON OFFSETTING
Our strategy is to minimise our impact, resource use and operations, only offsetting the last mile.
All RIISE deliveries and returns are 100% carbon neutral. Carbon neutral means that we offset the CO2 emissions created in ‘the last mile’, which refers to the final leg of the supply chain in getting your order from the warehouse to your doorstep. Our offsetting options focus on supporting certified projects that sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
4/5 DEDICATED TO DOING BETTER
We acknowledge sustainability is not a destination, but an ongoing commitment to doing better.
We acknowledge sustainability is not a destination, but an ongoing commitment to doing better. The sustainability sphere is ever-evolving – and that’s what makes it the most exciting space to be in. We acknowledge sustainability is not a destination, but an ongoing commitment to doing better. We promise to keep finding creative, climate-considered ways to do business, optimise your experience, and continue learning. As our platform grows, so will our initiatives, goals and future plans as we make our way to being the world’s leading sustainable lifestyle destination.
5/5 CLIMATE CREDENTIALS
We are dedicated to demystifying sustainability, so that we can all make better purchase decisions and have a clearer understanding of the products that make up our worlds.
Sustainability is a vast area rife with greenwashing and grey areas. We are dedicated to demystifying this complex topic, so that we can all make better purchase decisions and have a clearer understanding of the products that make up our worlds. As a testament to our unwavering commitment to transparency, we have individually evaluated every brand and item featured on RIISE against our Climate Credentials framework to ensure those we champion are following through by taking measurable steps towards meaningful change. Everything you’ll find featured in our editorial content has also been vetted against the Climate Credentials framework, which ensures those who we celebrate are taking real steps towards meaningful change. Our TV series integrate products available to purchase, showing how consumerism can be a force for good when money is funnelled back into brands creating positive change. The Climate Credentials framework encompasses ten criteria spanning environmental impact. While a brand or item may not tick every single box (after all, who is perfect?), the framework holds both RIISE and the brand accountable. The pillars of the Climate Credential framework are:
We believe brands should do their best to map their supply chains and understand the origins of resources used, right
down to raw material creation. We understand this information isn’t always easy to ascertain, so we’re not looking to
harshly grade a brand. What’s just as important is that they’re taking action and communicating honestly about where
they’re at on their journey.
2/10 FUTURE GOALS
As a company’s product offerings or operations grow, so does their impact. We’re looking for brands to demonstrate
future planning and goal-setting – backed with the resources to actually follow through on these initiatives and progress
to date. This could be through sustainability roadmaps, expert advice or adhering to recognised frameworks (such as the
UN Sustainable Development Goals).
3/10 IMPACT MEASUREMENT
Having visibility over the environmental, economic and social impact of a product or service is integral for any brand
claiming to be sustainable. Third party partnerships, innovative measurement tools and external accreditations (such as
B Corporation) can be used to measure and gain this credential.
4/10 IMPACT REDUCTION
Impact reduction involves a business lowering their environmental footprint. There are nine sub-sections within this
credential: using renewable energy, CO2 reduction, offsetting, improving transport options, carbon capture, waste/
product reduction and responsible packaging. Alternative business models such as made-to-order and hiring platforms
are covered in this credential.
5/10 PLASTIC FREE
In an ideal world, there wouldn’t be any plastic. We advocate for brands who are currently zero-plastic, or on a pathway
to getting there. This credential looks at whether a brand is zero virgin plastic or zero recycled plastic at any point in their
supply chain and operations from manufacturing to packaging and delivery.
6/10 CIRCULAR SOLUTIONS
Reuse, repair, refill, rent. A circular economy is essential for minimising waste and provides compelling opportunities for
the single-use products already in existence. This credential looks at how a brand implements circular solutions, whether
that’s through upcycling, refillable products or using materials with a huge recycling potential (such as aluminium).
7/10 RECYCLED MATERIALS
Recycled materials have a far lesser impact on the planet than using virgin resources. Recycled materials can be used
in all sections of a supply chain including fabrics and packaging. Within this credential, we focus on the recycling of
natural materials such as paper, cotton and wool. We only credit a brand, product or collection using recycled plastic if
it is certified with the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), ensuring it comes from post-consumer material that has been
diverted from landfill or oceans.
8/10 END OF LIFE STRATEGY
We believe it’s a brand’s responsibility to consider the full life cycle of products and packaging, and manage the waste
and environmental impact of production. This credential covers initiatives such offering consumer ‘send back’ programs
where a brand refills or recycles a product for you. We also look at whether a company responsibly disposes of chemicals
We want to back the businesses pioneering sustainability in their category through creative solutions,
technological advancements and ingenious thinking. This credential looks at whether a brand embraces
smart/multifunctional design, cutting-edge eco-fabrics or likeminded collaborations (such as Adidas x Parley).
We want to back brands and products that hold nationally or internationally recognised certifications. This third-party
recognition ensures there is lawful conduct behind any sustainability claims a brand may make. Certifications include but
are not limited to the use of GOTS certified cotton, FSC certified paper and Woolmark certified wool
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