NEUTRAL BY NATURE
At Superior Nut Company, we believe it’s our responsibility to understand the impact our operations have on the environment and commit to reducing that impact in meaningful and measurable ways.
We’re Climate Neutral: As of 2013, we’ve officially reached net-zero emissions for our business.
Here at the Superior Nut Company we pioneered a new and proven way to leapfrog our company to achieve carbon neutrality. In 2013, we became the first manufacturing company in America to become 100% carbon balanced solely through our own newly planted tropical forests. We've been planting tropical forests since 1998.
As part of Superior's commitment to social responsibility, we provide education in forestry and the role of forests in global warming to students in both the United States and Costa Rica. This educational component of Superior's commitment to Reforest The Tropics addresses our youth as the cradle of future environmentalism for the world. If we fail here, we cannot reasonably expect future adults to make decisions effectively to protect the earth in a timely manner. This photo shows a visit of 22 Students from EARTH University to Superiors forest on July 14, 2011 in Costa Rica.
We planted so many trees that as of 2019, we’ve officially become 200% carbon balanced.
In fact, we've planted so many more tropical forests that we are already 200% carbon balanced and won't have to plant anymore trees for at least 25 years to stay at the 200% level. This was accomplished through engagement with Reforest The Tropics, a non-profit organization. We're a United Nations sanctioned carbon sequestration project, the first and the only one of its kind approved by the UN at that time.
Amazingly, these newly planted tropical forests are absorbing up to 20 times more CO2 than the aggregate, on a per hectare basis, of all the world's tropical forests. It's truly a sustainable program with more farmers and landowners wanting to do the project than we have willing participants (emitters).
Superior Nut Company forest is being used to educate foresters from the Costa Rican government on the power of mixed species reforestation models.