Every Wolt delivery is 100 % carbon emission compensated

We compensate 100 % of the carbon emissions from all Wolt deliveries. This includes future, present, and past deliveries, dating back to 2015. For you as a customer, this is free. Wolt covers the cost. Together with our partner South Pole, which is an industry leader in climate action, we have calculated all carbon emissions created during the deliveries ordered on Wolt. We compensate for them by supporting recognized and certified carbon offset projects (more information below).

How we calculate the emissions

Wolt deliveries are mainly done by car, scooter, motorbike and bicycle and we’ve calculated the emissions for each. Together with South Pole, we’ve estimated how much GHG-emissions the different Wolt-delivery vehicles emit into the atmosphere. This includes not only carbon dioxide emissions, but also methane and nitrous oxide. Wolt’s backend tracks the delivery vehicle for all deliveries, so we know how much to compensate each quarter. If for some reason we don’t have exact information about what kind of vehicle was used for a delivery, we’ll classify it as a car, just to be on the safe side and compensate enough.

Cars - 170g/km

The heaviest emitters of all Wolt vehicles. The average car emits 170 grams of carbon emissions to the atmosphere per kilometre.

Scooters - 100g/km

More precisely, all motorised two-wheelers (also e-scooters) emit on average 100g of carbon per kilometre.

Bikes - 10g/km

Yes, heavier breathing means more carbon emitted into the atmosphere.

Wolt's impact

Through our partnership with South Pole, Wolt is currently supporting two projects. Every month, we calculate the total emissions from Wolt deliveries, and compensate for them by buying so-called carbon-credits from South Pole. These credits are invested into two projects currently, and below is our impact this far. We’re committed to continue compensating all future emissions, and will add more projects in the future. We buy carbon-credits at the end of each quarter, and together with South Pole, decide which projects to support. 

Colombia

Vichada Forest Restoration

Financing the plantation of 42 000 trees in the Vichada (Gold Standard) reforestation project.

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Brazil

Envira Amazonia Tropical Forest Conservation

Protection of 150 hectares of forest in the Envira deforestation project (VCS CCB certified). This accounts for about 215 football fields, and sums up to about 25 000 trees.

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Colombia

Vichada Forest Restoration

Financing the plantation of 42 000 trees in the Vichada (Gold Standard) reforestation project.

Learn more

Brazil

Envira Amazonia Tropical Forest Conservation

Protection of 150 hectares of forest in the Envira deforestation project (VCS CCB certified). This accounts for about 215 football fields, and sums up to about 25 000 trees.

Learn more

Our partner

South Pole

South Pole is an industry leader in climate action and they’ve worked with organizations and governments for decarbonisation since 2006. South Pole is also a member of the UN Global Compact, and EU Climate-KIC. As a member of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), all of South Pole’s projects are registered under industry-approved carbon standards that provide assurances that all their carbon offset projects are real, quantifiable and additional. South Pole has been repeatedly recognised as Best Project Developer (2011-2019) by clients and industry peers.

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Over the past 13 years, South Pole has, together with clients and partners, created a wealth of positive impacts. Here are some highlights:
20 million
Positively affected people around the globe.
170 million
Tonnes of CO2 saved or removed from the atmosphere.
700+
Developed over 700 projects in areas including renewables, forestry, agriculture.
55,000
Square kilometres of land protected or restored.

Have questions?

If you have questions about our carbon compensation, please reach out to our customer support or email us.

responsibility@wolt.com