Practicing Responsible Business
How can a calendar company help the world to be a better place?
We would love the world to be a better place because of Calendar Club, and we know that by practising responsible business can help us get there.
At every step we consider how we can use our business as a force for good.
With the right focus and intent, we can do our bit to make things better.
Through our products
We want to improve our products, and that's why we continuously work with our publishers to ensure their products are environmentally friendly. We encourage and support plastic free alternatives, the use of recycled paper and publishers that have an FSC certification which guarantees their paper originates from forests that are managed responsibly, considering both environmental and social aspects.
Through the way we do business
We want to help discover and inspire better business practices – enabling a healthier relationship with our work, each other, the planet and those we share it with. Our better ways mantra is a lens for continually improving how we do what we do.
Through our environmental practices
Our environmental goals have been inspired by five goals
that guide our day-to-day decision making:
• We aim to eliminate serious toxins throughout our products and packaging,
• We seek biodegradable or recyclable materials and products where they make sense,
• We aim to reduce waste and our energy consumption through our business,
• We actively pursue a better understanding of our impact and how to reduce it, and
• We will donate enough money to plant at least 500,000 trees each year through our partner, Eden Projects.
Eden Reforestation Project (Eden)
Deforestation is a global phenomenon caused by a variety of factors. These factors range from large-scale slash and burn practices to unsustainable agriculture to daily community forest destruction.
The regions most impacted by deforestation are highly poverty-stricken and underdeveloped areas. With few options to support their families, often members of impoverished communities are forced to destroy their local environment to survive, such as cutting down trees for construction, fuel, heat, and agricultural purposes. While this solves a short-term problem, long-term consequences arise when forests are cut down and not restored. The impact of deforestation is dramatic because it causes severe flooding, erosion, and desertification. The long-term effects of deforestation lead to even worse environmental devastation.
Learn more about the Eden Reforestation Project here