Carbon Information

In early 2020, the SaladStop! Sustainability team completed an assessment to estimate the carbon footprint of all salad bar offerings in Singapore. SaladStop!'s carbon information reflects the total estimated carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂e) associated with an ingredient. A CO₂e is a unit of measurement that describes emissions from all different greenhouse gases (GHG) as a single number. This is done by measuring emissions from various GHG based on their global warming potential. Then converting the amounts of other GHG to the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide with the same warming.

The emissions from ingredients vary as different ingredients require more energy for growth and production. Plant-based produce typically has a lower carbon footprint than animal-based products. The distance the ingredient has to travel and the method of travel also influence emissions at the transportation stage.

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Go Climate Positive

Our partnership with Handprint makes positive environmental action easy and effective. Handprint is an innovative technology company connecting businesses like ours to causes we believe in. To go 'climate positive' means to go beyond carbon offsetting. The option compensates for the greenhouse gas emissions required to produce a SaladStop! order and removes additional CO₂ from the atmosphere. We can now track the SaladStop! community's impact through Handprint's real-time satellite image recognition and blockchain technology.

Our Impact

We have selected a mangrove reforestation project in East Java in Situbondo. Mangrove's absorb between 4-10 times more carbon than rainforests and temperate forests, and they grow in coastal lands that are typically not suitable for agriculture. Mangroves create green shields that protect coastal communities against natural disasters such as cyclones, typhoons and even tsunamis. They also provide a natural biome within which sustainable fisheries and crab farming activities emerge. The decision to go climate positive thus reaches far beyond CO₂ absorption. It also supports biodiversity, local livelihoods and protects disadvantaged communities against the risk created by climate change!

The project is run by Yagasu, one of the most experienced mangrove reforestation NGOs in the world. Yagasu will plant about 3000 trees per hectare in the region. As the forest grows, each hectare will store about 900 additional tons of CO₂. To ensure local communities are being paid for at least two decades to protect the forest, Handprint puts aside a part of this CO₂ absorption, to be sold in carbon markets, as a conservation fund. The rest is used to reverse the negative effects of our food production and distribution.

Since the launch of this initiative, customers have gone climate positive.

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