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.
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.
Our strategy is to minimise our impact, resource-use and operations, only offsetting the last mile.
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.
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.
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:
2/10 FUTURE GOALS
3/10 IMPACT MEASUREMENT
4/10 IMPACT REDUCTION
5/10 PLASTIC FREE
6/10 CIRCULAR SOLUTIONS
7/10 RECYCLED MATERIALS
8/10 END OF LIFE STRATEGY