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Afterpay: Environmental Sustainability

Afterpay is committed to environmental sustainability and recognises the direct impact of our business. To demonstrate this commitment, we have begun the process of joining the Race to Zero via The Climate Pledge, a UN-backed global campaign that aims to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonised economy and halve all global emissions by 2040.

In addition, we are independently calculating our carbon footprint across global operations. We are currently working towards achieving carbon neutral certification from Climate Active by the end of this calendar year.

Alongside the business becoming carbon neutral, our co-CEOs Anthony and Nick will also become carbon neutral in their personal capacities. They have started the process to join Leaders For Climate Action, a global coalition of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about fighting climate change.

Afterpay is a platform that connects consumers with merchants. We recognise the important role we have in understanding and influencing the indirect environmental impacts generated by the retail industry.

We empower our customers to make informed decisions about fashion brands through our ongoing partnership with Good On You, the world’s leading sustainable and ethical fashion brands rating system. In addition, our partnership with Thread Together has resulted in tonnes of new clothing being diverted from landfill. This is the best possible response to Australia’s textile waste problem.

For Earth Month, Afterpay introduced a ‘top-up’ program that allowed customers to donate to Magpies & Peacocks, a non-profit design house disrupting the cycle of waste in the fashion industry, and Surfrider, a non-profit environmental organisation focused on protecting clean water and healthy beaches.

We also integrated a live shopping technology platform in partnership with MagicLinks, a B-Corp Certified social commerce company, to inspire customers to ship more consciously. Customers are able to watch their favourite influencers and shop live for their favourite eco-friendly brands.