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Environmental Responsibility

VOSS has adopted a holistic approach to bringing our products to market, while striving to protect the very resources from which our product flows. Since 2007, we have taken a comprehensive look at our carbon footprint and evaluated every single detail of our products lifecycles – from the moment we source our water to the moment the bottle is recycled – in order to better understand our environmental impact on this world.

Using the globally accepted and non-profit created Carbon Trust Methodology, we have accounted for all GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions from all stages of our products lifecycles, as well as, all employee travel and business activities. We are dedicated in every step of our process to the idea of reducing the VOSS impact on the environment while still delivering the highest quality water available anywhere.

Our relationship with 3Degrees, a leading environmental advisory firm, our investment in three high-quality carbon offset projects in the U.S., China and Australia; and our continuous effort to reduce our environmental impact, puts us in a position to achieve our goal of being a carbon neutral company.

"VOSS deserves commendation from the industry for its serious ongoing commitment to reducing the impact of its operations on the climate, for neutralizing the residual emissions it cannot eliminate, and for the example it is setting across its industry and the global economy for environmental stewardship."

Dan Kalafatas, Executive Chariman, 3Degress

3Degrees

Since 2007, 3Degrees has helped VOSS account for their greenhouse gas
footprint and procure high-quality carbon offsets that make a difference for our
planet. 3Degrees is motivated by the vision of a world where it is universally more
valuable to solve environmental problems than creating them.

3Degrees has won numerous awards, including:

  • U.S. Department of Energy Green Power Supplier of the Year (2015, 2014, 2013 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005)
  • National Best and Brightest Sustainable Company (2014)
  • Environmental Finance’s Best REC Trading Company in North America (2015, 2011, 2010)

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3Degrees

Grønt Punkt Norge

VOSS is a proud participant and control member of Grønt Punkt Norge AS (“Green Dot Norway plc”), a non-profit organization responsible for financing the recovery and recycling of used packaging on behalf of the Norwegian industrial sector.

VOSS offers its used PET, Plastic and Cardboard packaging to other Green Point acknowledged recyclers and traders. All recyclables are compressed in bales to optimize transport and minimize CO2 emission. PET is recycled by a Eurcertplast certified company into new plastic food packaging. All paper and cardboard are reused in the paper industry.

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Projects

Through our partnership with 3 Degrees, VOSS Water Supports Carbon Offset Projects in various communities.

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