Pavers has become the first major UK shoe retailer to achieve both the Carbon Neutral International Certification and participation in the UN’s Climate Now Initiative, which invites organisations to work towards global climate neutrality by addressing their own carbon footprint.

Working in partnership with One Carbon World, a global resource partner of the UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative, Pavers calculated and disclosed the businesses current carbon footprint and with the support of the Pavers Foundation, has directly funded to offset (or balance) all emissions through certified carbon credits purchased with the support of One Carbon World.

One Carbon World only supports verified carbon offset projects that are both ecologically and socially effective and have clear sustainable development benefits. Working closely with One Carbon World to ensure the efficacy of their measurement and subsequent offsets, the granting of Carbon Neutral status is recognition of Pavers commitment to measuring, reducing, and balancing its carbon footprint on an ongoing basis.

Committed to Sustainable Forest Production

Pavers’ Carbon Credits are being used to support the Guanaré project located in Uruguay, consisting of a total of 21,298 hectares of land.

The aim of this project is to convert degraded grassland with a long history of cattle grazing into beneficial forest plantations which will aid in restoring the land, by improving the soil quality through water retention and delivery of micronutrients to the soil, and by preventing soil erosion.

This project is committed to sustainable forest production and also to the highest operational and environmental corporate requirements in its commitment to preserve soil, water and air quality, as well as community well-being.

In this reforestation project the healthy and well-managed forests help the planet adapt to a changing climate by providing critical storm water management, ecosystem services, and wildlife habitat