Your business is capable of massive impact

We offer businesses a Climate Positive Team. Grow a company forest and offset the emissions from your employee‘s personal and professional lives. 

How many employees do you have?

Your business impact :

1440

Trees planted

Every Year

108

Tonnes of CO2

Removed Every Year

What is a climate positive team?

1

Employee carbon footprints offset

 You’ll be offsetting your employees entire carbon footprint, including emissions from their home, personal travel, food, and more.

2

All business travel offset

Some business trips are unavoidable. Thats why all of our plans include average business travel offsets as standard. 

 

 

3

Plant trees & fund climate projects

Every month you’ll be planting real trees in your company forest, and financing carbon reduction projects from around the world.

For as little as $11.60 per employee a month

Features included in your package

Employee perk

Make it easier to attract and retain top talent by having carbon offsetting as an employee benefit.

Public sustainability profile

Show your customers and partners that you care about the environment just like they do. 

Your own company forest

A digital visualization of your forest makes it easy to track the id-number and location of your trees.

Offset all business travel

Achieve net-zero goal

Strengthen brand

Features included in your package

Track your impact

A digital visualization of your forest makes it easy to track the id-number and location of your trees.

Climate positive badges

Show the world your climate positive team and celebrate how many trees you’ve planted as a business. Our static and dynamic badges come in plenty of styles and work with any website.

The projects you are funding

We love being transparent

Your money

85% of your money goes directly into planet-saving projects. The rest covers a budget to help us spread the word and develop the platform.

Your impact

 On your profile, you can see which projects your company has supported, the id-number and location of the trees, and your certified cO2 offset.

Your trust

Sprout undergoes an annual audit by Deloitte to ensure fulfillment of our financial and non-financial governance.

As a member of Ecologi

  • Remove CO2e from the atmosphere
  • Grow your own forest
  • See your impact brought to life
  • Keep track of progress on your profile
  • Learn about and set low carbon goals

Working with the best in climate action

Eden Projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.

The Global Goals are a collection of 17 goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.

Gold Standard is a certification body that works to ensure every penny of climate and development funding goes as far as it can.

We answer your questions

Why choose Sprout?

We created this service to remove the barriers companies face to making great contributions to the climate emergency.

We run this platform in a way that totally aligns with that principle. You need us to prioritise impact over profit, to run the company completely transparently, employ only the highest standard environmental projects, and be as cheap as chips.

We’re a team only motivated by securing a prosperous future for the planet.

Check out our About page for more details on the above.

What is a Climate Positive Team?

It is where every person in your organization has their entire life’s carbon footprint offset because they work within your organization.

The carbon footprint includes your employee’s time at work, business travel, and their time outside of work.

How is a Climate Positive Team calculated?

We work with the law of averages, and we know that the average carbon footprint is around 10 tonnes of CO2 per year, we add a good amount of margin to be safe so we commit to offsetting 14 tonnes of CO2 every person.

To correctly certify your organisation as having a Climate Positive Team, we need to take in to account those who travel more and offset more than the 14 tonnes.

You’ll need to determine how many employees from your organisation fall in to the following two categories when you sign up to the Ecologi for Business service:

Employee
Travels under 5,000 business miles by car or no more than 2 short-haul return flights, annually.

Jet setter employee
Travels between 5,000 and 30,000 business miles by car or no more than 10 short-haul return flights or under 3 long-haul return flights, annually.

 

Just a quick note on employees travelling by plane: aviation is a huge source of greenhouse gases and is almost entirely incompatible with hitting our carbon budget for 2030. Please make every effort to replace your reliance on air travel within your business.

Can I offset my companys emissions by planting trees ?

No! The trees you’re funding right now are years away from doing their thing.

Every Ecologi subscription is used for two purposes: to offset your carbon footprint through verified carbon offsets, and – separately – to plant trees.

The carbon offset projects you fund to offset your footprint rotate each month between top-quality projects that avoid greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere (such as renewable energy projects which displace existing fossil fuel energy). We only fund offset projects which meet the highest verification standards, such as Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard. In addition, we aim to fund offset projects which meet other important sustainability and development standards like CCBS and SDVista.

Until they are several years old, your baby trees are not mature enough to sequester carbon in large quantities – and those verification programmes which do exist often will not verify carbon removal from trees until they are around 10 years old. That’s why we do not count your trees as contributing towards offsetting your footprint – and only offset using verified carbon credits. Of course – your trees are still out there, quietly sucking up carbon all the same!

Can I offset my companys entire carbon footprint?

Absolutely, but this is a much trickier process. It is one of the main reasons we created Sprout as full calculations are time and cost intensive, and therefore adds a barrier for many organisations to make any positive impact at all.

For those that really want to get in to the nuts and bolts of their organisation, brilliant! We have partnered with a leading environmental auditor to be able to accurately measure your company’s carbon footprint. With this information they will certify your company as carbon neutral and Sprout funds the projects that enable this to happen.  Please get in contact at hello@hisprout.com

How much of the money goes to climate action?

We only support projects that are measurable, transparent, and verified by an external body. You can check out the project we are supporting on our project page.

85 percent of your money goes directly to funding these planet saving projects. Included with project costs are any incurred transaction fees carried out on your behalf.

The remaining 15 percent rest covers a budget to help us spread the word and develop the platform.

Why did you start Sprout?

What inspired us to start Sprout is that there are billions of concerned people on this planet who care, but don’t know how to make a meaningful contribution. We made Sprout so that companies can easily plant trees, understand the effect of their carbon footprint and offset the employee emissions they cannot reduce. 

 The underlying projects you’ll be supporting (e.g. reforestation, rainforest conservation and renewables) are all ranked highly in terms of climate change solutions.

 

What does "carbon footprint" actually mean?

To put it simply, our carbon footprint is the impact that we have on our environment. Essentially, it is the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses that is released into the atmosphere as a result of our activities. For example when you drive your car to work this emits carbon and contributes to your carbon footprint.

How can I be ensured of my impact?

We publish certificates each month of how many tonnes of CO2 (‘carbon credits’) have been prevented from going into the atmosphere or removed from it. The standards of these projects are certified at the highest level by Gold Standard.

In terms of trees planted, you can view the associated invoice receipts of purchases from our tree planting partner, Eden Projects.

How is Sprout registrated?

Sometimes, people say Sprout should be a nonprofit. They are right in that we must be driven by our mission, not profit. But if we were a nonprofit, we would have to rely on donations and grants as our only sources of funding. Neither case is ideal: Donations take a long time to snowball before they’re enough to support even a small team; Grants provide more funding from the beginning, but require locking into a narrow focus and constantly looking to find the next grant. Instead, we’ve chosen to reincorporate a Public Benefit Corporation. a legal entity that makes our mission legally binding but still allows for outside investment. This lets us massively scale our impact by bringing in funding at the same scale that any fast growing business would, while still allowing us to focus wholly on our mission.

 

We are otherwise operating like a non-profit: auditing financial information, subscriber data and impact data. Also, our margin of 15% is up there with the best charities.

 

 

How do I cancel the subscription?

You can cancel your company subscription at anytime. Just log into your member portal and click on the top right menu. You should see a button that allows you to cancel your subscription. If you have any issues please contact hello@hisprout.com.

Join Sprout today and become a Climate Positive Team.