Flow Commit To A Year Of ACT with CMA CGM+ Positive Offset!
Helping Customers ACT On Their Environmental Performance
While shipping is a less invasive mode of transport compared to alternative methods, Flow identified shipping as one of the greater contributors to Scope 3 GHG emissions within their value chain.
The Group’s ACT with CMA CGM+ product catalogue has been created to help customers achieve their objectives in reducing carbon emissions on their shipments through a range of products with a lower environmental impact.
ANL & CMA CGM’s Gold Standard carbon offsetting program – ‘Positive Offset’, has enabled Flow to improve their shipping emissions. ‘Positive Offset’ operates in partnership with PUR Projet, a recognised player in sustainable agricultural practices, through socio-environmental projects across the globe.
While they still hold the goal of achieving large-scale emission reductions throughout their value chain, the uptake of Positive Offset was the perfect interim product to minimise their Scope 3 footprint directly, as they plan ahead for longer term emission reductions.
CEO of ANL Shane Walden says, “ANL is focused on making sustainability a key part of our business. As we further our own sustainability projects in people, planet and responsible trade to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, we hope that our product offering under the ACT with CMA CGM+ catalogue can assist our customers in achieving their own carbon reduction goals.”
Flow’s Carbon Neutral Pledge
In 2019, Flow pledged to achieve net zero green-house-gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. With the installation of a 56-kW solar array at their factory and purchasing of renewable energy to meet additional demand, Flow have reduced their Scope 2 emissions to zero in just three years. Moving forward, they are now looking to measure their Scope 3 emissions and plan for long term GHG emissions reductions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement of limiting warming to 1.5°C.
Flow Director and Co-Inventor Stuart Anderson says “We aim to interweave sustainability into all of our business decisions – things like, which products are produced, what materials are used, the way we look after our staff, even the messaging and values we communicate publicly. We’re proud to demonstrate how business can be a vehicle for environmental change.”
More Than Just Harvesting Honey
Beekeeping has been in the Anderson family for three generations. With a passion for the natural world at the center of their business Stuart and Cedar Anderson invented the Flow Hive.
The Flow Hive is a revolutionary honey extraction system which makes honey harvesting easier on the bees and the beekeeper. The invention shot to fame when it was launched via crowdfunding in 2015, and in just six weeks attracted a record-breaking US$12.2 million in pre-orders – highlighting its flexible functionality to be a part of every family backyard.
The Flow Hive is much more than just harvesting honey in a gentle way—it’s about creating community, educating people about the importance of bees and supporting beekeepers to be strong environmental stewards.
As a certified B Corp (a business that meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability), Flow is committed to doing business in a regenerative, ethical and sustainable manner, whilst also generating a positive impact for pollinators and communities through its education and impact projects.