A pioneer of Australian design. The ELK aesthetic holds a unique place within the international fashion landscape. With a highly considered approach by brand founders Marnie and Adam, ELK collections resonate with their global audience through sustainable and ethical practices, design refinement, trend curation and an intellect that is innately their own. Their sculptural accessories, hand-made leather, and ready-to-wear collections define their artful vision while their devotion to ethical and sustainable practices has endured them as a leader in the practice of responsible innovation for the fashion industry. Established in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia.
“We see it as our responsibility to work with integrity, transparency, and honesty. Our journey is not finite. It will continue on as an ever-changing quest for improvement and reduced impact.”
Marnie Goding – ELK Co-Founder & Creative Director
Elk is a LowC02 business certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program. To achieve this status and become a low carbon business, Elk undertook the following process:
- Elk commissioned a LowCO2 audit from CRI to measure their operational carbon footprint for the 2018 financial year (FY2018). CRI’s LowCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1). Under the protocol Scope, 1 & 2 emissions are required to be measured while Scope 3 emissions do not need to be measured. The LowCO2 Audit measures emissions relating to all Scope 1 & 2 emissions and Scope 3 emissions relating to staff travel and waste as these emissions fall within Elks’ financial control.
- Elk have offset CY2018 emissions and have committed to an ongoing program of offsetting their operational emissions in an approved Verified Carbon Standard project namely the China Wind Project, and
- Elk have committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What does LowCO2 mean?
By meeting the requirements of LowCO2 certification under the NoCO2 Program, Elk is now a low carbon business. Elk has measured and offset their operational emissions, as outlined above.
What Carbon Credit Project does Elk purchase units from?
The China Wind Project provides a renewable, clean energy source for power generation. Wind projects partially displace electricity currently generated from grid-connected conventional fossil fuel based thermal power plants, thereby reducing overall emissions. Furthermore, by reducing harmful pollutants in the atmosphere, the China Wind Project also provides public health and local environmental benefits. Such projects also provide economic benefits through increased investment in renewable energy and employment opportunities.