More Than Waterproofing –
In their 40th year Nikwax is proud to have balanced all their operational carbon emissions since their start. Maintaining their commitment to conserving and protecting the natural world.
As Nikwax celebrates its 40th year as a forward thinking, innovative company, we are also proud to be celebrating the fact that we are the first and only outdoor company to carbon balance its operations for our entire forty years.
As an environmentally focused company, Nikwax is fully aware that the natural habitats of the world are crucial for vital ecosystems, an enormous array of plant and animal life, and the general beauty that such habitats give us. It is imperative to us that we do what we can to ensure these areas are protected for future generations and for the health of our planet overall.
Climate change is increasingly threatening to alter the way of life for billions of people and future generations. Nick Brown comments: “As consumers become more aware of the environmental challenges, they will become selective about which brands they support. They will want the brands they choose to have a history that they can be proud of, combined with the ability to invent new and greener solutions to the practical problems of life”.
Working in partnership with the World Land Trust (WLT), here at Nikwax we have consistently tracked and calculated our CO2 emissions, which are then offset through donations to the WLT Carbon Balanced Programme.
These funds – which cover our carbon footprint – are used to revitalise damaged or threatened ecosystems and habitat around the world, including key reforestation schemes managed by the WLT.
A benefit from this carbon balancing is that here at Nikwax we can expand our operations whilst limiting our overall environmental impact. This ties in greatly with our overall focus on sustainability and environmental protection, where our range of innovative products are developed for high performance but with low environmental impact.
Over 40 years of carbon balancing our emissions, here at Nikwax we are proud to have donated over £58,000 of funds to the World Land Trust Carbon Balanced programme – we match this figure with a donation towards land protection, making it over £116,000. We look forward to many more years of contributing to saving the magical natural world that we know and love.