Shipping & Packaging
Whilst we understand that shipping does contribute to the carbon footprint of the brand, we have collaborated with Offset to begin the journey of turning Watershed into a completely Carbon Neutral brand.
We offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the shipments that we deliver. We use industry models to determine the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere for each shipment, and then pay an amount per shipment to offset those emissions.
Thanks to Offset, all of are deliveries have now offset the CO2 emissions created with hundred of kilograms of CO2 already seized from the atmosphere. This system helps protect rain forests and has our current estimated area of forest protects at over 1000 square meters!
We are a living wage employer and have been since 2020, we realise the importance of a good standard of living and value our staff as they are what makes our business great.
We also have no gender gap in our business with 70% of our staff being women. All of our staff have gifted shares for the period of time that they are employed. When buying our products your are not only buying a high quality ethical product, you are also helping local staff with employment and a good standard of living.
Since 2020 we have also adopted a more flexible working environment with staff being able to work from home and choosing flexible hrs around their personal life.
A happy team = an even happier and great business.
Ocean waste recovery programme
As part of our on going campaign to support our oceans, we recover Ocean-bound plastic to offset the use of Polyester in our products. We recover upto 5kg of waste on a selection of products that carry the above logo. Our aim is to apply this to our entire production line.
So far... Watershed has helped recover the equivalent of over 103,000 Ocean-bound plastic bottles.