Making an Impact

Silk offerings are born from the sun, rain, soil and land – bringing you the best of nature. Silk is working to help restore and protect the land by building sustainable food systems that work in harmony with nature. We are restoring water back to freshwater ecosystems and implementing pollinator-friendly farming practices – and more!

Silk plant-based beverages have a lower carbon footprint than US conventional dairy milk1. We continue to build programs and advocate for change to help protect and restore nature, including water, pollinator and recycling initiatives.

Silk’s Impact

Silk plant-based beverages produce 67% less GHG emissions than US conventional dairy milk1.

Silk’s Commitment

Silk will be net zero carbon by 2050.

Silk is integrating regenerative growing practices into plant-based agricultural systems – starting with our almonds.

Be a Climate Warrior

Eating a diet rich in plants has a significant opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint. Small substitutions like swapping meat or dairy for plant-based products, like Silk, can make a difference!

Learn more about your household carbon footprint including energy use, transportation, and food waste - and ways to reduce it!

Silk’s Impact

Making a half-gallon of Silk takes 64% less water than a half-gallon of US conventional dairy milk1.

Since 2009, Silk’s water partnerships have restored more than 8.7 billion gallons of water to freshwater ecosystems2.

Silk’s Commitment

We are committed to protecting freshwater resources in our agricultural supply chains.

Be a Climate Warrior

Make sure dishwashers and washing machines are full before running them.

Take shorter showers to help reduce water usage in your home. On average, 17% of indoor water usage takes place in the shower.

Silk’s Impact

We have planted more than 25 linear miles of drought-resistant, flowering, native California hedgerow plants on the orchards owned by the family that supplies our almond butter.

Several of our almond orchards owned by the family that supplies our almond butter are certified to the Bee Better standard, which adopts farm management strategies that directly benefit pollinators.

Silk’s Commitment

Our ambition is to have 100% of the acreage supporting the Silk almond supply applying Bee Better practices by 2025.

Bee a Climate Warrior

Plant pollinator-friendly flowers in your garden or flower box to provide nectar and pollen for pollinators to feed on.

Check to make sure that the flowers you plant are native to the area you live in – this will help support your local pollinators.

Silk’s Impact

Deforestation contributes to 14-21% of annual emissions society is responsible for causing3. Sourcing matters. That is why in the US, 100% of Silk’s cartons use paperboard that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Silk’s Commitment

Silk is aiming for all of our packaging to be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025.

All of Silk’s products proudly display the How2Recycle logo, helping you recycle correctly.

Be a Climate Warrior

Recycle! Check How2Recycle before dropping items in your recycling bin to ensure that you are recycling properly per the requirements of your community’s recycling programs.

Combat our disposable consumption habits, including at the grocery store, by bringing reusable bags to the store and your own containers to buy in bulk instead of one-time-use packaging.

And
Beyond...

Silk is part of the B Corp movement, working to use business as a force for good. Check the directory of other Certified B Corporations® to purchase products and support business who are also committed to being a force for good in the world.

Learn about the organizations we partner with to protect and restore our planet including Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and The Xerces Society.

Information is power, learn about more climate solutions at Project Drawdown’s solution list

Learn more about environmental and climate justice, including with the Climate Justice Playbook from the B Corp Climate Collective [FN1]

Sources:

1 From ISO 14040/44/46 independently reviewed 2020 Life Cycle Assessment based on 2018 product data comparing cradle-to-grave footprint of one half-gallon consumed of average Silk plant-based beverage to US conventional dairy milk. Average Silk footprint from weighted 2018 production of all Silk conventional half gallon beverages, excluding almond-coconut blend.

2 Silk is a charter sponsor of Change the Course, a Bonneville Environmental Foundation program, and over the last 11 years has supported more than 30 restoration projects, helping to restore over 8.7 billion gallons of water.

3 https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/forest-protection/technical-summary