By 2023, every Paul & Mike bar you eat will help reduce CO2 from the environment.
Just in case you needed a second reason to eat more chocolate.
We do everything in our power to reduce our carbon emissions and secure our childrens’ future.
Paul And Mike aims to be Carbon Positive by 2023 and hence we have been very careful in designing every aspect of our business since 90% of the environmental impact of a product is locked-in at the design stage itself. We have taken inputs from a variety of science based sources including but not limited to:
Some key design aspects include:
Our factory runs on the lowest Greenhouse Warming Potential (GWP) air conditioners that use R-290 (Propane) as the refrigerant. The GWP of R-290 is merely three vs 675 for the next best alternative R-32. As per www.drawdown.org, refrigerant management has the greatest potential to bring down carbon in the environment.
Other measures adopted by us to reduce our AC requirement are: (i) Designing a compact facility, (ii) Proper insulation in doors and windows, (iii) To cool down our chocolates only till 16 Deg C for molding instead of the needless 7-12 Deg C which is a common practice.
Zero Plastic Packaging
There is no plastic in our packaging- only paper and aluminium. The paper is FSC certified and all the inks and coatings are environment friendly as per the EU standards.
Carbon sequestration and other sustainable practices in the farm
Environmental best practices that we have adopted on our cocoa farms include (a) We grow bamboos (the fastest carbon sequestering plant) along our farm boundaries. This not only saves our cocoa trees from winds but we also convert these bamboos to biochar which is added back to our farm soils as a soil fertility enhancer. (b) We spread wood chips (by-product of furniture industry) as a mulch around our cocoa trees to prevent weed growth plus moisture loss and to return carbon to the soil. (c) We use drip irrigation and have dug water harvesting ponds in our farms to conserve water.
All this is just a start and we intend to do much more as we go along.