Thrive Market is Now Climate Neutral Certified!

Last Update: March 21, 2024

We’ve got some *big* news to share! 

Thrive Market is now Climate Neutral Certified, a major sustainability milestone that we’ve been working toward for the past few years. Read on to learn more about what this prestigious certification means for our business (and for you, our members). 

What is Climate Neutral Certified? 

The Climate Neutral Certified label is earned by brands that demonstrate they have invested to avoid, remove, and reduce all of the carbon emissions from making and delivering their products and services.

We knew we couldn’t get there alone, so we worked with the knowledgeable team at Climate Neutral to help us stay on track and measure our footprint. In their words, here’s what that label means:

“The Climate Neutral Certified label is a trusted, independent standard for climate neutrality. It empowers consumers to find brands that are leading on immediate climate action. All companies that get certified must reduce and compensate for all of their emissions from making and delivering products and services.”

Our Emissions Reduction Actions at a Glance  

We’re taking actionable steps to reduce our carbon emissions.

First, we collaborated with the Climate Neutral team to measure our brand’s total carbon footprint, set time-bound Reduction Action Plans, and compensate for our annual emissions by investing in carbon offset projects that met Climate Neutral’s rigorous Standard.

Certifying brands collectively dedicated thousands of hours to understanding and addressing their climate impacts during the certification process. Each organization spent every hour working to achieve the same, uniform Standard. 

Here are the steps we took: 


We measured our 2022 carbon footprint at 47,450 tonnes. To arrive at this number, we looked at all of the brand-level emissions created from making and delivering our products/services including our supply chain emissions, employee commuting, business travel, and utility bills.


We then identified emissions hotspots and created time-bound Reduction Action Plans to lower our emissions over the next 12-24 months.

  • Shipment Optimization. We’re implementing new software tools to help us consolidate inbound freight into fewer truckloads, working toward a 20% reduction by 2024 in shipments that don’t take up a full trailer. 
  • Regenerative Investments. We’re increasing investments in regenerative and organic sourcing for our owned-brand products by 10% by 2024, creating more products grown with practices that can help reverse the effects of climate change. 

We’ve also set science-aligned targets with the global need to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

  • We’ve committed to reducing 2022 Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 42% by 2030.
  • We will work with owned brand suppliers so that >67% have set science-aligned emissions targets by 2027.


Finally, we offset these annual emissions by investing in 47,500 verified carbon credits that met Climate Neutral’s rigorous standard. These carbon credits supported a portfolio of projects, including: 

  • Landfill gas. These projects capture methane gas from landfills to reduce emissions. The gas is then used to power local homes.
  • Wind. These projects support wind energy generation in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. 
  • Industrial. These projects capture or remove emissions from industrial processes.  

Find Out More About Thrive Market’s Climate Efforts

Climate Neutral publishes a profile page for each of their certified brands, so you can track our progress at any time. This page contains our total emissions, offsets, reduction action plans, and other sustainability initiatives.

Click here to visit our profile page on the Climate Neutral website. 

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Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is Thrive Market's Senior Editorial Writer. She is based in Los Angeles via Pittsburgh, PA.

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