BioLite

Brand

BioLite

BioLite

Industry

Gear + Lifestyle

First Certified

2018

01 Measure

BioLite used operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year.

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

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

2 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 2

Emissions from electricity.

29 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

7837 tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

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

7868 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.

Carbon Credits

7868 tCO2e

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$12,588.80

BioLite's credits came from:

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Renewables

Emissions Offset

7868 tCO2e

03 Reduce

BioLite 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 purchased electricity at our HQ office in Brooklyn, NY.

How We'll Reduce It

We will purchase 100% renewable electricity through the grid.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from shipping between our factories and our customers or warehouses.

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to optimize container utilization. In other words, we plan to fit more products into fewer shipping containers. Methods could include i) build a freight optimization tool, ii) consolidate shipments via forward planning or interim storage use.

03

What We’re Reducing

We plan to optimize container utilization. In other words, we plan to fit more products into fewer shipping containers. Methods could include i) build a freight optimization tool, ii) consolidate shipments via forward planning or interim storage use.

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Prior Year Reduction Actions

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How We'll Reduce It

02

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How We'll Reduce It

03

What We’re Reducing

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04

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Other Sustainability Notes

BioLite is on a mission to empower people and protect the planet through access to renewable energy. Most people know us for our award-winning camping gear like the smokeless FirePit or rechargeable HeadLamp 330, but as a social enterprise, our biggest impact is in our emerging markets division where we've helped 1.7 million individuals access safe, reliable energy through our cooking, charging, and lighting solutions. We're in the business of clean energy, but it takes energy to make that happen we consume resources to manufacture and ship our products, to power our office, and to travel to our customers. The emissions that come from those actions affect us all and we are committed to mitigating our climate impact. In early 2015, we underwent an internal carbon impact analysis that identified where and how we are releasing greenhouse gases through both our manufacturing methods and our operations. In parallel with quantifying our emissions, we are able to measure the greenhouse gas reductions resulting from the use of BioLite's emission-reducing products in sub-Saharan Africa. We are proud to share that for every ton of carbon we emit in our operations, our solutions in-market avoid 20 tons . In November of 2015, BioLite offset the full carbon emissions history of the company (dating back to 2012) and has continued with carbon neutral operations each year since (see our annual Impact Report for more info: bioliteenergy.com/impact). In 2019, we co-founded Climate Neutral with our friends at Peak Design to demystify the footprinting process and help other brands take immediate action on their emissions. BioLite's vision is to reach 20 million people and offset 3 million tons of CO2e by 2025 with our clean energy solutions.

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