Alter Eco

This company is a Climate Neutral Supporting Brand. They have provided a charitable donation to support Climate Neutral's work. (This donation does not change the requirements of their verification).

Brand

Alter Eco

Alter Eco

Industry

Food + Beverage

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

Alter Eco's vision: together we will build a better way of doing business by creating the cleanest and greenest sweet snacks. Alter Eco makes sweet snacks that are clean for your body and the planet. Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation, a registered Public Benefit Corporation and proudly listed as one of the "Best & Brightest" places to work in 2019, Alter Eco is dedicated to pioneering a better way of doing business as a force for change. The company practices a full-circle approach to sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: producing only organic and non-GMO foods with regenerative farming practices, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent recyclable, compostable, and post-consumer recycled packaging, sourcing using Fair Trade principles, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation/conservation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. These principals are entwined with Alter Eco's commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in all of its products, available in North America, Australia and Canada. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Climate Neutral Certified, non-GMO, made with Fair Trade ingredients; many products are also certified gluten-free and include keto-friendly options. For more information about Alter Eco, please visit www.alterecofoods.com.

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What is Climate Neutrality

A state in which human activities result in no net effect on the climate system. Requires balancing of residual greenhouse gas emissions with reductions or removals. All Climate Neutral Certified brands must meet climate neutrality standards for measuring, offsetting, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from making and delivering products and services.

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Alter Eco achieved Climate Neutral Certification as part of 's certification process. 's measurement, offsetting and reduction plans fully account for Alter Eco's 2021 emissions

01 Measure

Alter Eco measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 cradle-to-customer emissions following categories and approaches established in the Climate Neutral standards.

GHG Scope 1 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from energy used in buildings, fleets, and equipment.

2 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

0 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.

4,130 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

The sum of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

4,132 tCO2e

02 Offset

Alter Eco invested in projects outside of their value chain to compensate for all of their measured carbon emissions. This step supports their climate neutrality designation, and enables Alter Eco to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$50,410

Alter Eco's credits came from:

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Avoided Deforestation ?

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Solar ?

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Reforestation ?

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Improved Forest Management ?

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Wind ?

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Biomass ?

Emissions Offset ?
Offset equivalency

For reference, reducing a footprint by 1000 tonnes is roughly equal to removing 230 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.

4,132 tCO2e

03 Reduce

Alter Eco has set targets and identified actions to reduce their emissions from operations and their supply chain. These actions will enable Alter Eco to emit fewer emissions in the future.

Mid Term Targets

Alter Eco has committed to reducing emissions by .

This target is aligned with global trajectories to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Mid Term Targets

This target is aligned with global trajectories to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Reduction Actions

Alter Eco is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

Current Year Reduction Actions

01

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from growing cocoa beans, representing 33% of our total emissions. We will transition more of our cocoa farming partners to dynamic agroforestry, a model of regenerative agriculture, that captures carbon above and below ground.

How We'll Reduce It

After transitioning 316 farmers during our pilot phase from 2015 to 2019, we are now transitioning an additional 340 farmers, from 2019 to 2023.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from packaging, that represents 11% of our total emissions.

How We'll Reduce It

We will move away from fossil fuel based materials towards plant-based materials as much as possible.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

50%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from packaging end of life.

How We'll Reduce It

We are committed to zero waste packaging, using 100% recyclable or compostable materials by the end of 2021.

02

50%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce missions from growing cocoa as an ingredient.

How We'll Reduce It

We will implement dynamic agroforestry in our cocoa parcels, capturing carbon in healthy soil and additional planted trees.

03

95%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from shipping

How We'll Reduce It

By eliminating air freight

04

25%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from shipping and logistics

How We'll Reduce It

By opening an East Coast distribution center.

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

Alter Eco measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 cradle-to-customer emissions following categories and approaches established in the Climate Neutral standards.

02 Offset

Alter Eco invested in projects outside of their value chain to compensate for all of their measured carbon emissions. This step supports their climate neutrality designation, and enables Alter Eco to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

Alter Eco is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.