We are a small start-up company based near Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Our team consists of five friends. With backgrounds in business, web development, engineering and biomedical research we form a very diverse team.
FairShares strives towards making it easier to get insight into your carbon emissions and to enable you to contribute your fairshare with the use of a simple app.
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”
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The idea for FairShares was founded in 2019 after many discussions about global warming and rising carbon emissions around the kitchen table. We were all missing a clear insight into what the true emissions are of the products we buy, how we heat our homes, and the way we travel. Additionally, we were all willing to pay for the carbon emissions we are causing with our lifestyle but had no idea how to. We wanted to pay our fair share but had no way to do so… That is when the idea for FairShares App was born.
We develop our app in-house, so we know what we are sending to you and what happens to the data we collect. Also, additions and adjustments to the app are easy to make.
If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to send us a message. We take all comments seriously.
FairShares strives to be transparent about what we do.
How we Work
We strive to run a transparent business. We are currently using data from Milieu Centraal and RIVM, among others, to give us (first) insight into which activities and products consume the most CO2 in Dutch households.
We purchase Plan Vivo Certificates, or CO2 certificates, through Taking Root. With the purchase of these certificates we support small farmers to plant trees on their propperties. In this way we are fighting poverty and deforestation in the areas where Taking Root is active. Trees consist of ~ 50% carbon (C), with the planting of new trees more CO2 is actively removed from the atmosphere.
The certificates we buy have a value of 1000 kg CO2 and an unique number. We cut these certificates in small pieces (of 1 kg), so that you can compensate small amounts of CO2 with a tap on your screen in the FairShares App. When a certificate is completed, in other words 1000 kg of CO2 has been compensated, we will ensure that this certificate is destroyed in our IHSMarkit account. We try to make this process as transparent as possible for you, our users.
In this way, by offsetting your CO2 emissions via FairShares, you contribute to a healthier world. Not only by planting trees that extract CO2 from the air, but also by helping small farmers in developing countries.
“As consumers we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.”