Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate carbon emissions.
Mission, Vision & Impact Goal
Eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by creating the world's most recognized and trusted climate label, paired with accessible, action-focused tools and resources.
All individuals can use their purchasing power against climate change, and all brands have the tools to be climate neutral.
Our Impact Goal
One billion tonnes by 2030.
We're making our mission & vision a reality through the following programs.
The Climate Neutral Certified Label
An independent and trusted climate neutrality label for companies and consumers, backed by our rigorous Climate Neutral Certified Standards
Guidance, resources, and a connected community
for companies working to accelerate investment in carbon avoidance, removals, and reductions
Emissions measurement tools
that democratize carbon accounting and management
All Climate Neutral Certified brands measure, reduce, and compensate for their emissions. By doing so, they are setting the standard for immediate corporate climate action.
These brands have become Climate Neutral Certified for 2020. Here's what they did to get there.
322 Certified Brands
Measured all of the carbon emissions from making and delivering products and services to customers.
Undertaken by brands seeking to limit their footprints by understanding and accounting for their carbon.
CO2 offset in the past year through verified carbon credits from a portfolio of projects including reforestation and renewable energy development.
The History of Climate Neutral
Climate Neutral was born out of the direct experience of our two founding organizations, Peak Design and BioLite, which have been carbon neutral since 2018 and 2012, and are united by a common belief that being accountable for carbon is the new normal for responsible business.
Through direct experience, both organizations came to the same conclusion: calculating and offsetting footprints was remarkably easy and surprisingly affordable – why weren’t more businesses doing this as the first step toward eliminating their carbon emissions?
CEO’s Peter Dering and Jonathan Cedar explored the barriers to adoption and uncovered a simple profound insight: somewhere along the way, the carbon conversation got really complicated – and it fundamentally doesn’t have to be. Peter proposed consumers should be able to identify carbon neutral products as easily as certified organic products; Jonathan quickly agreed with the analogy, and the idea for Climate Neutral was born.
In a short time, the organization has grown and flourished into the work we now do in bringing climate neutrality to hundreds of companies and millions of consumers each year.
Addressing the planet’s need for urgent climate action, Climate Neutral enables both consumers and brands to take immediate action. Our process makes it easy for brands to zero out their carbon footprint and reduce future emissions, while our label helps consumers quickly identify those brands who have done so.
We've set our sights set on scaling our impact and are now welcoming brands to get certified for prior year emissions. Join us in our mission to decrease global carbon emissions.
Climate change is a crisis and an opportunity. Each day our team is driven by the mission to cause carbon reductions at a large scale.
We take on this work rooted by these beliefs:
Impact is Everything 🎯
We’re here to eliminate carbon emissions. To make an actual difference in this world. We act with immediacy, and dream of a world where we’ve motivated every brand, reached every consumer, and put a climate accountability label on every product.
Build with Community 👋
The highest impact solutions will enable and be enabled by others. We’re part of a community, so we work with partners, break down silos, and bridge gaps. We listen to and respect every voice, build inclusively, and have fun.
Yes, and... 🧩
There’s no silver bullet to the climate crisis. At every chance we work to grow the movement inclusively. Everyone wins if we take on climate change the right way.
Optimism & Agency 🌱
Hope makes the hard things easier. We motivate ourselves and others by remembering that solutions are possible, and there is transformative power in everyone.
Success takes Endurance ⏱
Complex challenges aren’t solved quickly, but they can always be solved in the long run. So we plan, prepare, and pace ourselves.
Rigor and Accountability 📊
To build trust, we attend to details. We mind the science, set high standards, and carry high expectations. We learn openly, build on learnings, and share for the benefit of others.
We acknowledge the wins. They are the stepping stones on the journey toward a prosperous planet and a low-carbon future.