1/5 OUR COMMITMENT

An unwavering commitment to transparency and sustainability is at the heart of everything
at RIISE Shop.

Every single brand and item featured on our store has
been individually evaluated to ensure everything we sell 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 Shop packaging suite is premium and 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 are doing 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 imperative 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
Shop deliveries and returns are 100% carbon neutral. Carbon neutral means that
we offset the CO2 emissions created in
the ‘the last mile’, which in e-comm speak refers to the
final leg of the supply chain in getting your order from the
warehouse to the delivery destination (i.e. your doorstep). Our offsetting options focus on the preservation of
existing ecosystems and supporting certified projects
that sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
We’re excited to work with Pachama
and contribute to initiatives in Brazil, Mexico, Peru,
India, Papua New Guinea and more. Each month, our total emissions generated
by RIISE Shop orders are automatically calculated. That
number becomes our monthly offset cost, and we put
these funds back into Pachama’s projects.

4/5 DEDICATED 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 the consumer 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 fashion and
lifestyle e-commerce platform.

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. Created in consultation
with sustainability consultancy Sonzai Studios, 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:

1/10 TRANSPARENCY

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 and waste

9/10 INNOVATION

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).

10/10 CERTIFICATION

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