Anja and Cyrille, the two founders of Shileo, always had a dream: to produce high quality, low-calorie food that is good for your body, soul, and for the planet. If the first part of this statement has been achieved from day one thanks to our use of konjac, we always thought we could do more for Mother Earth. We constantly try to be as close as possible to zero CO2 emissions - all our DPD deliveries are climate-neutral for instance -, but we also have a social side. Even though we have been working with handicapped people in Berlin since 2018, we felt we could also do something to support farmers in developing countries, especially now with the Coronavirus Crisis.
As of May 1st, 2020, Shileo has been planting 1 tree per pouch sold. Even though we would LOVE to plant them ourselves one by one in the Black Forest, it's not realistically achievable and we, therefore, work with two NGOs: 400trees and Trees for the Future. All our donations are certified and available to the public to see because we have nothing to hide.
This covers not only the pouches we sell ourselves through our website or through Amazon but also pouches sold through third parties, such as Simply Keto in Germany, Vitaluce in Switzerland, or Comeconketo in Spain.
Trees for the Future has been founded in 1978 to help communities around the world plant trees. They have projects in multiples countries across the world, such as Cameroon, Brazil, Philippines, Uganda, and fourteen other countries. The two reasons we chose them is that they are considered serious by independent auditors, as well as they are innovative, as they use new ideas to tackle the problem of deforestation.