Doing its best for the environment is important to Klean Kanteen. To reaffirm this, the company has joined Climate Neutral Certified, which uses an independent and rigorous certification program to verify if a company has achieved net-zero carbon emissions for the entirety of a company’s greenhouse gas footprint through a combination of emissions reductions and offsets.
Climate Neutral, an independent NPO, works with companies to publicly measure, reduce and offset their carbon emissions with the goal of halting the effects of climate change. “We believe in setting a new minimum standard of corporate responsibility for all companies: achieving a net-zero carbon footprint,” says Climate Neutral.
“Climate Neutral facilitates the certification program using standards developed and maintained through a multi-stakeholder process,” explains Klean Kanteen’s press release. “Companies certified under Climate Neutral are required to purchase high-quality credits authenticated by the most trusted and scientifically rigorous verification bodies.”
From middle 2020, Klean Kanteen will feature a Climate Neutral Certified label on its products to signify its zero-carbon footprint.
“Since early 2009 we have worked to measure and reduce our carbon footprint because it’s the right thing to do for current and future generations,” says Jim Osgood, CEO at Klean Kanteen. “Being Climate Neutral Certified will help Klean accelerate emissions reductions throughout our business operations and supply chain and encourage others to follow suit. It also signifies our company’s support for a global price on carbon and one more step of many more to come. We are committed to continually reduce our impact on our environment as we continue to grow.”
By installing a series of solar panels at its headquarters, for example, Klean Kanteen had generated 136 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable energy by the following year and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 66%.
Klean Kanteen is also an original signatory of the We Are Still In campaign, which started gaining signatories in 2017 from mayors, governors and business leaders. The campaign stands as a “promise to world leaders that Americans would not retreat from the global pact to reduce emissions and stem the causes of climate change,” explains the website. The number of signatories has grown so much that “We Are Still In signatories represent a constituency of more than half of all Americans, and taken together, they represent $6.2 trillion, a bigger economy than any nation other than the US or China.”
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