Our joy was tremendous when it was announced that we were among the winners of the Green Buddy Awards 2020. In the “waste avoidance/ reduce, reuse and recycle” category, we were able to convince the jury with our digital receipts and are now holding the charming Buddy Bear in our hands, which was presented to us in an individualised Leaf design by the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district office. Due to the contact restrictions the prize was not handed over during a ceremony in 2020 but just recently at our office in Berlin Mitte so it can perfectly decorate our shelves.
The Green Buddy Award was presented by the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district office for the 10th time and has established itself as a sustainability award in Berlin over the years. It honors companies that are committed to environmental protection & sustainability and aim for a CO2-neutral society.
At Leaf, we make an important contribution to avoiding waste with our innovative digital receipts by saving 500,000 paper receipts since our company launched in early 2020. That is the equivalent of over 130 km of paper, 290 kg of waste and 1250 kg of CO2. In addition, the receipt paper, which is often contaminated with pollutants, is considered to be harmful to the environment and health. That’s why we will do everything in our power to renounce it in the future.
As more and more retail stores, cafes and restaurants are using our digital solution, we expect to even break the 2 million mark by the end of the year by having saved 2 million paper receipts. However, not only environmental protection is important to us, but also sustainable economic support for local businesses. Our product offers instruments for customer loyalty (e.g. digital loyalty cards and personalized offers) as well to help stationary shops keep up with the big online retailers in these changing times. The Green Buddy Award is a great confirmation of our work and motivates the whole team to continuously develop our company and to continue to show commitment to the environment and retail.