Our Commitment to the Climate

At LA SIESTA, we want more: more relaxation for everyone, more hammock moments in everyday life, and more of the good life – but also more responsibility for the environment and the climate. We take this responsibility seriously, among other things, as a ClimatePartner-certified company. On this page, you will learn exactly what that means and why working with ClimatePartner is an important part of our sustainability strategy.

1 | Why we are committed

Sustainable relaxation is a matter close to our hearts - and has been since the birth of LA SIESTA. From the very beginning, it was clear that we wanted to minimize our impact on the planet and take a holistic approach to sustainability. As a manufacturer of consumer goods and an online retailer, we are aware of the impact of our activities on the climate. That is why we continuously work to reduce our carbon footprint. However, there are still emissions that we cannot currently avoid or reduce. We also want to take responsibility for these emissions. For support in all these steps, we have chosen to collaborate with ClimatePartner.

Relax with love for the climate
Relax with love for the climate

2 | What ClimatePartner certification means

Our company and our Colombian hammocks and hammock chairs are ClimatePartner certified. This means we have calculated our greenhouse gas emissions, defined reduction targets, continually implemented reductions, and financed climate projects. With the ClimatePartner certified label and the corresponding climate-ID page, we communicate transparently about the climate action steps we are taking.

Our collaboration with ClimatePartner currently encompasses two dimensions:

  • ClimatePartner-certified Products from Colombia

    ClimatePartner-certified Products from Colombia

    Our products are the heart of LA SIESTA and at the same time account for the majority of our emissions. To take responsibility for the emissions generated throughout the life cycle of our Colombian hammocks and hammock chairs, we continuously reduce these emissions, for example, by increasingly using sustainable materials. We also finance a climate protection project. We will follow the same path with the remaining product groups in the future.

  • ClimatePartner certified company

    ClimatePartner certified company

    Our commitment to the climate does not end with our products - it also extends to our daily work. We reduce the emissions inevitably generated by our team's commutes, business trips, and the energy supply for our office and warehouse spaces, e.g., by switching to green electricity. In addition, we finance a climate protection project corresponding to the amount of remaining emissions.

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3 | How the certification works

1: Calculate carbon footprints

Together with ClimatePartner, we calculated our corporate carbon footprint (CCF), meaning the greenhouse gas emissions related to our company. For this purpose, our team provides information every year on commutes and business trips, we determine the fuel consumption of our vehicles and allocate the emissions from our production processes to the corresponding product groups.

2: Set reduction targets

In addition to the volume of greenhouse gas emissions, our CCF highlights the key emission sources and where we can avoid or reduce them. For this purpose, we set targets and then derive reduction measures. Specifically, we have set ourselves the goal of reducing our emissions by 10% by 2026. This applies to all emissions that are directly generated by us, are under our direct control, or occur along our value chain.

3: Implement reductions

We have introduced and are continuously implementing reduction measures in line with our targets. A key component of our approach is to cover the majority of our electricity needs with green electricity, with 72% of total electricity consumption coming from our own green energy production. In addition, we offer charging infrastructure for electric vehicles at our German office location, enable our employees to use JobRads (company bikes), and have implemented procurement policies that consider climate-relevant aspects. We also update our CCF annually. This allows us to keep track of our reduction successes and to identify further opportunities.

4: Finance climate protection projects

Climate projects demonstrably avoid carbon emissions, for example through reforestation measures or by replacing technologies that are harmful to the environment. For the emissions that we cannot yet avoid or reduce, we take responsibility by supporting the internationally certified climate protection project emPOWERing in Africa.

5: Communicate transparently

The ClimatePartner certification guarantees transparency and credibility: with our ID numbers 41Y8ZE und PQSDBK, you can always track our carbon footprint, measures we have taken to reduce emissions, and which climate protection project we are currently supporting.

4 | Climate protection project in Africa

Our new project to promote renewable energy in Africa marks another step in our commitment to the climate. After previously supporting a forest protection initiative and a biomass project in Colombia, we are now focusing on a project that harnesses Africa's potential for sustainable energy. This project aims to improve access to electricity for nearly half of the African population that is currently without power while saving approximately 446,770 tons of CO₂ annually. By supporting wind and solar energy projects, we help end energy poverty, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and increase grid stability. In doing so, we also contribute to several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including affordable and clean energy, and promoting decent work and economic growth.

Renewable energy for Africa: A step into the future
Renewable energy for Africa: A step into the future