The triple bottom line: People, Planet & Prosperity

The Triple Bottom Line is an accounting framework that incorporates three dimensions of performance: social, environmental, and financial.

As a triple bottom line company, we work hard to align our business practices with our desire to care for people and the planet. We are working towards making a positive impact in three main ways:

#1. Our products are sustainable and ethical.

It’s true! In addition to being beautiful, versatile, lightweight, low-maintenance, and durable, rattan is in fact a “green” option for furniture. This gorgeous material:

- Natural, 100% biodegradable, and sustains numerous other plants and landscapes

- Fast-growing: harvested within two years, compared to hardwoods which take up to 20-30 years

- Light, which means it ships from its native Southeast Asia to other parts of the world with a much smaller footprint

- Helps prevent deforestation, and doesn’t require high-tech production facilities or machines that pollute the environment

- Ethical—rattan sourcing and manufacturing helps provide good livelihoods, and helps boost and maintain a sustainable economy

- Even PE rattan (unlike other synthetics) is sustainable because it’s a thermoplastic resin which can be melted down, recycled, and reformed into a different shape

#2. We've selected a shipping network called Freight Club, which offsets 100% of CO2 emissions generated by all freight shipments ordered from The Rattan Store.

Using the Greenhouse Gas Protocol calculation, Freight Club determines the impact of a shipment and how much CO2 is emitted in its transport, then determines how many trees will need to be planted to absorb the emissions of the shipment. FreightClub achieves this in partnership with OneTreePlanted.

#3. We are proudly aligned with the ShopPay platform in support of its global efforts to support climate solutions.

In addition to being a super easy way to checkout, ShopPay also works with WeForest to plant 4.6 million mangrove trees in Senegal, Africa as well as with Pachama to protect 123.6 million at-risk trees in the Peruvian rainforest. In addition, ShopPay works with local organizations around the globe to both protect and plant new trees—with the goal of planting 4.6 million trees by 2022.

When you shop at The Rattan Store, not only do you bring nature into your home with gorgeous rattan furniture, but you also support the rebuilding of habitats for endangered species, protecting the Peruvian rainforest, and planting trees to offset carbon emissions from deliveries.

We love this planet, and we always want to give back more than we take. That’s the reason we've taken so many approaches to sustainability, in an effort to not just have a neutral impact, but a positive one.

Thanks for doing your part shopping with us and supporting a greener world.