OUR COMPANY

OUR IMPACT

We strive to do business in a more sustainable way, by taking responsability for the impact of our company on society and the environment; and transforming our impact from negative to positive. It's part of our quest to become a truly sustainable business.

 OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Over the past three years we have been tracking our emissions through a life cycle analysis to better understand the impact our company has on the environment. Our emissions reflect all the CO2 equivalent emissions that ONEKA produces from the raw material supply to the end-of-life transport and treatment.

Our impact on the environment goes beyond our carbon emissions. Plastic is a major threat to our oceans and the water ecosystem health. We want to make a positive impact on plastic pollution, and this starts with understanding our own plastic consumption.


TAKING A STANCE ON PLASTIC

 

THE REALITY

8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans every year

That's equivalent to a dumptruck of plastic entering the ocean every minute

 

We understand the responsability we have to

take action on this problem.

 


3,000,000 plastic bottles

prevented from entering the ocean

 

With the help of our partner Plastic Bank we have worked to offset our annual plastic consumption over     the past three years. In 2020, we offset 2.4 times our annual plastic consumption, making a net-positive impact on plastic pollution.

In total we have helped prevent 60,000 KG of plastic from entering the ocean.

 

OUR PLASTIC

PARTNER


WHAT ABOUT OUR EMISSIONS?

Some emissions cannot be avoided and though we aim to reduce our net-emissions, we want to make sure we are doing the best we can on our journey towards improvement.

 

Partnerships with impact

5,000 trees planted

in Central America

We work with Taking Root as one of our carbon emission offset partners. Over the past two years, we have offset 1,020 t of CO2 eq. with them.

1,309 trees planted

2,307 m2 of riverbanks enlarged and protected

locally in Quebec

We work with Arbre-Évolution as our other carbon emission offset partner. In total, we have offset 574.89t of CO2 eq. with them.


FURTHER IMPACT IN 2020

300,000+

bottles saved

through bulk format sales

76%

collection rate

of 20L format

185+

retailers offering

refills of our products

across Canada

and the USA


CERTIFICATION AND PARTNERSHIPS


READ OUR FULL IMPACT REPORT HERE

For the report in French, click here