Deliveroo has become the first Australian delivery platform to offset 100% of carbon emissions arising from delivery orders made through our platform.
The carbon offset program is fully funded by Deliveroo, at no cost to restaurants or customers, and will offset all deliveries - from point of origin to the restaurant, and restaurant to customer.
Why is Deliveroo offsetting its carbon footprint?
90% of Deliveroo's riders across Australia complete deliveries on motorised vehicles, and our fleet is growing 25% year on year. We acknowledge the contribution Deliveroo makes to Australia's carbon footprint, and we are excited to be doing something about it.
The decision to offset our carbon emissions follows a number of sustainability initiatives we have launched in the past, such as partnering with reusable packaging company, Returnr, and eco-friendly packaging company, Bio-Pak. We're committed to doing our best for restaurants, riders, customers, and the planet, and to making a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.
We also recognise that environmental sustainability is a cause that is increasingly at the forefront of people's minds. We recently commissioned a consumer research that revealed:
- 83% of consumers believe brands should be taking environmental sustainability more seriously
- Two thirds (67%) are in favour of companies making environmental sustainability a priority in recovery from COVID-19
- One in two are choosing to buy from brands due to their environmental sustainability initiatives
These findings demonstrate the extent that our carbon offsetting initiative will resonate with our customers.
What type of carbon offsetting activities is Deliveroo getting involved in?
To offset these emissions, Deliveroo has purchased carbon offsets for all deliveries over the next two years. The carbon offsets will help fund the Bierbank and Lanherne Regeneration Project in Queensland, a controlled burns program in the Cape York Aurukun region as well as offshore wind farm projects.
Through participating in these activities, roughly 16,000 tonnes of carbon will be offset - this is the equivalent of taking 4609 cars off the road!
What does this mean for me?
As a restaurant on our platform, this now means that the delivery of all orders your customers place through the Deliveroo will be carbon neutral!
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