M.J. Bale support charities in Australia as we take pride in our capacity to contribute to world peace
M.J. Bale is offsetting its entire carbon footprint with the Gold Standard-certified Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, a project revegetating thousands of hectares of former farmland in Western Australia. We’re matching customer offset contributions dollar-for-dollar.
In our ambition to become 100% carbon neutral by December 2021, M.J. Bale is in the final throes of completing a formal carbon footprint assessment. The assessment is being executed by scientist Andrew Moore, and takes in our entire ecosystem of offices, stores, garments, producers, partners and suppliers.
Our journey towards carbon neutrality is titled ‘M.J. Bale Infinity’, in relation to the infinite and looping nature of the quest.
We are committed to offsetting our entire carbon footprint with Gold Standard-accredited partners, such as the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, and are matching customer contributions dollar-for-dollar.
The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor is of huge environmental significance, and is Australia’s largest project for carbon capture and biodiversity. Overseen by Carbon Neutral, the YYBC is revegetating approximately 10,000 square kilometres of former farmland with trees and shrubs, and re-linking 12 nature reserves. Over 29 million native trees have been planted since the project’s inception, drawing down almost 2 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. The corridor is now providing a thriving ecosystem for threatened fauna such as the Malleefowl, Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo, Crested Bellbird, Western Yellow Robin and Western Spiny-tailed Skink.
“As an Australian-owned brand we enjoy certain privileges of the land and environment,” explains M.J. Bale Founder & CEO, Matt Jensen. “But these privileges carry responsibilities. We recognise that future generations of Australians will inherit the decisions we make today. And as we saw in the recent bushfires, if we lose our environment, we lose our communities and livelihoods. In my mind, investing in the environment is investing in our collective future – we don’t consider it optional.”