For Goodness Sake

Responsible companies need to be thoughtful, aware, and willing to take action.

At Forsake, that means taking time to understand the impact our operations have on local communities and the global environment, and committing to positive changes that are both meaningful and measurable.

Environmental Impact

To combat our own contribution to climate change, we’ve taken a three-step approach to mitigate our carbon footprint:

1. Measure

We estimate that one pair of Forsakes releases 29.8 kg CO2e into the atmosphere. This includes the sourcing, manufacturing, shipping, and employee operations required to put Forsakes on your feet.

2. Reduce

We’ve transitioned to sourcing our leather from Leather Working Group Gold-rated suppliers. Over four audits, LWG Gold suppliers have reduced energy consumption by as much as 48%.

3. Offset

Forsake is Climate Neutral Certified for all of our direct and indirect 2019 CO2e emissions. Our carbon credits were purchased through and support the Envira Amazonia Project for rainforest conservation in Brazil.

Climate Neutral

The Envira Amazonia Project

For 2019, our credits supported the Envira Amazonia Project in Brazil. The Envira Project will preserve nearly 500,000 acres of rare and endangered tropical rainforest ecosystem while generating sustainable economic opportunities for local communities. The project was awarded “Triple Gold Distinction” for climate change mitigation, biodiversity, and community benefits.

The Envira Amazonia Project

Supply Chain Responsibility

The best way to mitigate carbon emissions is to consume less. Footwear that can be worn more frequently and for a longer lifespan reduces the need for new shoes. With that in mind, we incorporate leather into many of our products due to its durability and water resistance over time.

As of 2020, Forsake is sourcing leather exclusively from tanneries that have received a Gold rating from the Leather Working Group. Ratings are awarded after a thorough peer-reviewed audit that includes an evaluation of a tannery’s facilities, waste management, energy consumption, emissions, and management/oversight.

Supply Chain Responsibility