It’s no secret that making our day to day lives more sustainable is the big challenge us humans all face. It’s why Otis exists in the first place—it's our way of rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in. And a nutritious alternative to dairy, that’s grown and produced in a way that looks after the land and the people living on it, is what we’ve come up with. Pretty straightforward stuff.
Right now, our little corner of the world needs all the help it can get. The April 2019 report, Environment Aotearoa, made some big, scary statements about the state of our country – like how 60% of our rare ecosystems are in danger of collapse. There are loads of reasons why it’s got so bad, and we’re not here to point fingers, but being a little too good at producing dairy milk is one of them. There’s plenty more we can all do to help get our country and our planet back on track, but choosing a plant-based milk for your coffee is a pretty good (and delicious) place to start.
Otis Oat milk is proud to be certified Climate Positive Business Operations with Ekos. This means that we have committed to measuring and offsetting the carbon footprint of our business operations for the 2020-2021 financial year by 120%. This footprint will include the emissions from our fuels, air conditioning & refrigerants, company vehicles, electricity, T&D losses, inwards & outwards freight and business travel. This measurement is consistent with ISO standard 14064-1 2006 version.
By partnering with Ekos, Otis is directly supporting projects that grow and protect indigenous forests in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and help to deliver climate resilience, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development. These projects include the close to home – Rarakau Rainforest Conservation Project.