May 9, 2023
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).
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.”
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.
We’ve also set science-aligned targets with the global need to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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:
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.
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