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Lorax Project. Creating a sustainable future for eCommerce.

The harmful impacts of eCommerce, such as plastic waste, energy consumption and CO2 emissions are driving a major change in consumer behaviour. Here at fulfilmentcrowd, we are meeting this challenge head on, taking practical steps towards becoming the UK’s first fully sustainable fulfilment provider.

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Reduce carbon footprint

A unique stock model and low-emission carriers combine to slash your CO2 emissions.

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Gain competitive advantage

81% of global consumers believe all online brands must implement sustainable policies.

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Eradicate your plastic waste

Convert to 100% plastic-free shipping with our biodegradable packaging options.

Saving 176 tonnes in CO2 emissions

Our warehouses are LED-lit and powered from 100% renewable energy. This allows us to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, saving the equivalent weight of 29 elephants in CO2 emissions.

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Clean objectives

As a responsible business and employer, it is not acceptable to sacrifice our environment in the pursuit of growth. Sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive. We’re confident that our Lorax Project will deliver huge benefits to all stakeholders and, of course, the planet.

By placing sustainability first and central to our future, we aim to create a shift-change in the way that online retailers, service providers and consumers view their responsibilities to the environment. Our progress can be tracked across six key initiatives.

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption

Waste Management

Waste Management

Low Emission Delivery

Low Emission Delivery

The Community

The Community

Biodegradable Packaging

Biodegradable Packaging

Sustainable By Design

Sustainable By Design

Energy consumption

We're commited to reducing our energy consumption wherever possible. We invest in low consumption heating and lighting across our growing network of fulfilment partners. Our warehouses are now 100% LED-lit and powered by renewable energy sources. This, combined with good housekeeping, allows us to reduce our electricity consumption by 50%.

Waste management

Our mobile picking devices and waste management initiatives work to minimise the use of paper, board and other consumables from our office and centres of excellence, recycling waste when possible.

Low emission delivery

We create partnerships with carriers that are committed to climate change, investing in low emissions delivery and fleet solutions. Our automated platform is fully integrated with our chosen carriers, automatically generating shipping labels and providing a parcel tracking service for both online retailers and their end customers. We connect these sustainable delivery options to our customers for super competitive prices.

Community and volunteering

Our hard-working team incorporate sustainability into all working practices, with a company-wide commitment to car sharing, cycling, home-working whenever possible. In addition to this, our community often incorporate voluntary environmental work into our organised social events.

Biodegradable packaging

We're working to eliminate all plastic consumption from the fulfilment process, offering sustainable alternatives to all current stock packaging products. Our biodegradable mailing bags are burst, tear and water resistant while our current range of single and double boxes are both reusable and recyclable.

Sustainable by design

We actively encourage the crowd of online retailers that we work with to adopt a ‘sustainability by design’ ethos, incorporating ethical sourcing, clean shipping and end-of-lifecycle biodegradability into every product. We communicate our Sustainability Policy to new customers and advise clients to consider the environmental responsibility behind their business choices.

Our case studies

We’re constantly inspired by the customers that align with our vision and values. Read more about the online retailers who are building sustainability into their products and business model in our latest success stories.

Sucker Straws

SuckerStraws are reusable metal straws for bars and restaurants. Just like the rest of your venues cutlery - but straws!

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La Menagerie

La Menagerie is a rapidly growing eCommerce business that retail elegant yet fun animal-shaped origami necklaces.

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12 tonnes of plastic waste saved

We provide biodegradable and sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic mailer bags, void fill and seals. Switching hundreds of thousands of parcels to environmentally-friendly packaging annually creates positive impact on a global scale.

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Track our latest progress

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by Liz Churm on 27/11/2019

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by Liz Churm on 16/08/2019

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