How sustainable our Humidity Packs are
We think that if you do something good for yourself, you should only use products that do not harm our nature. Boveda’s Humidity Packs contain only natural salt and water, nature’s original preservative. The paper materials used are all biodegradable.
Our shipping packaging also meets our high standards of sustainability. They consist of FSC-certified cardboard boxes from sustainable forestry. Shipping is carried out in a climate-neutral manner by Swiss Post.
How we think about sustainability in general
The resources of this world are limited. There is no such thing as “Planet B”. That’s why we pay attention to sustainability in everything we do. It is an important part of our corporate social responsibility. As part of this “corporate social responsibility,” we precisely define our social, ecological and economic goals and take great care to ensure that they are in harmony with each other.
Whenever possible, we source our products and raw materials from certified organic companies. In order to continuously minimize our carbon footprint, we ship in a climate-neutral manner and strive to purchase as regionally as possible. We print our promotional materials, thank you cards, business cards and stationery on Genesis paper. This paper is certified with the Blue Angel, the highest seal of quality for sustainable paper production. We also don’t like food-wasting. A lot of things are thrown in the garbage far too early. If the best-before date of the organic hemp foods in our assortment falls below six months, we offer these goods via the Too-Good-To-Go platform – below cost price, of course.
What we are particularly committed to
Sustainability is a topic that we define very broadly. Basically, for us it includes everything that makes our future more livable. That’s why we get involved in a variety of ways.
For example, every month we donate one percent of our sales to the Hakuna Mipaka organization run by Swiss national Dean Schneider in South Africa. Dean Schneider initiates, supports and operates worldwide projects for the protection of wild animals and is committed to the respectful coexistence of humans, animals and nature. Our COO Michael Hoffmann spent several weeks working at Hakuna Mipaka and was able to see for himself the high value of the projects.
Another percent of our sales goes to Regenbogenhaus in Zurich, a national center that is important for the LGBTQ+ community. The initiative offers LGBTQ+ people a space where they are welcome and accepted, and promotes exchange between the community and the public. In addition, we donate another percent of our sales each month to the organization SOS Children’s Villages, which works for the protection & well-being of children & families & supports them in creating a stable livelihood. In addition, we are a member of the “She is Mom” club. This platform was developed by women for women and aims to support mothers in their great career paths in a variety of ways.
Everything that keeps the mind and body fit is also on our agenda. We promote intellectual activities and are happy to sponsor the prizes on the puzzle pages of Schweizer Familie, Basler Zeitung, Tagesanzeiger, Schweizer Illustrierte, Glückspost and Sonntagszeitung. We also support the health of the Swiss population as a sponsor of FC Lugano and the cross-country skiing event La Diagonela.
We are also committed to sustainable aviation and therefore support the aviation project Diamondo Earthrounding as a Silver Sponsor. Diamondo Earthrounding consists of nine young aviation enthusiasts and connects and supports various initiatives that want to steer aviation into a more sustainable future. The project focuses on already applicable, sustainable aviation technologies and demonstrates their potential by means of a flight around the world. So-called Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is used, which significantly reduces Co2 emissions. In this way, Diamondo Earthrounding wants to set a clear signal and make an active contribution on the way to net-zero carbon emissions in aviation.
Last but not least – and actually also completely logical – we are consistently committed to the further development of the cannabis market in Switzerland. We continuously exchange ideas with the authorities, work together with universities of applied sciences on research projects, and are active in various industry associations.