DOING WHATWE DO BETTER
“We hate waste. Our products contain everything your eyes need; nothing they don't. And we've put just as much care into our packaging.”
B Corporations are social enterprises that think about the bigger picture. They have to show they care about more than profits and shareholders and that they actively look after their employees, their community and the environment.
Becoming a B Corp isn't easy. The certification covers governance, staff, community, environment and customers. It's a rigorous process and every business has an annual review, so no one can rest on their laurels.
We have to show we're a responsible business, giving evidence to prove we've thought about our energy supply, how we manage waste and water, how we look after our staff, what we're doing to be more diverse and how we're being more transparent about our work. We have to show we're here to make a positive and significant impact on people and our planet.
We're a member of the SME Climate Hub, which means we've promised to halve our emissions before 2025 and get to net zero before 2030. Net zero means the amount of carbon dioxide we add to the atmosphere is no more than the amount taken away. It's part of the United Nations' 'Race to Zero' campaign.
The SME Climate Hub also helps us with the tools and resources we need to develop our climate strategy, measure and reduce our emissions (and those of the suppliers we work with), and learn about carbon offset projects.
We’ve teamed up with Ecologi to offset the carbon footprint of our products and shipping. In addition, every time you order from us, Ecologi plants a tree. We've already planted over 1,500 trees - in our own Ecologi grove - and we plan to plant many more.
We offset everyone at MTHK's future carbon footprint too. This includes the time they spend at work and any business travel, as well as their carbon footprint outside work too. Everyone here is signed up to an Ecologi subscription, which means 12 trees are planted for each person who works at MTHK every month, offsetting 1 tonne of CO2 each.
We've put a lot of thought into our packaging to make sure everything we use is sustainable, recyclable or biodegradable.
We've worked with TIPA® to design a unique, compostable pouch for our vitamins. (It's certified to disintegrate within three months in commercial compost).
The cartons and boxes we use are made from recycled or FSC accredited paper and printed with eco-friendly ink.
And our packaging is sleek enough to fit through your letterbox (no giant boxes here).