BioLite

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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

BioLite

BioLite

Industry

Gear + Lifestyle

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2023

BioLite is Climate Neutral Certified

It has measured, reduced, and compensated for all of its emissions from making and delivering its products and services.

This certification covers business activities and operations for the following brands:

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BioLite achieved Climate Neutral Certification as part of 's certification process. 's measurement, reduction plans, and compensation fully account for BioLite's prior year emissions.

01 Measure

BioLite measured its Scope 1, 2, and 3 cradle-to-consumer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which includes all emissions from making and delivering their products and services. Small and medium companies self-attested to their measurement data, and large companies had their data verified by a third party. Learn more about GHG measurement boundaries, data requirements, and verifications in the Climate Neutral Standard.

GHG Scope 1 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 1

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

12 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

6 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

12,947 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

12,965 tCO2e

02 Reduce

BioLite has committed to reduction targets and specific action plans to reduce operational and value chain emissions within the next 12-24 months. These actions align to the Climate Neutral Standard.

Science-Aligned Targets

Aligned with the global need to limit warming to to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Active Reduction Commitments

We commit to reducing 2021 Scope 1 and 2 emissions 50% by 2030.

Reduction Action Plans

Active Reduction Work

Source of Emissions

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

Action

Explore contractual and technical feasibility of installing heat pumps in HQ office as a means to reduce natural gas use

0%
Source of Emissions

Employee commuting

Action

Implement a policy for remote work to reduce employee commuting emissions 60% compared to pre-pandemic levels for headquarters (NYC) and Nairobi offices.

0%
Source of Emissions

Upstream shipping

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from shipping by continuing efforts to optimize container utilization. We initiated a number of programs last year to accomplish this, but were unable to realize the improvement yet.

97%
Source of Emissions

Upstream shipping

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from shipping by continuing efforts to optimize container utilization. We initiated a number of programs last year to accomplish this, but were unable to realize the improvement yet.

100%
Source of Emissions

Electricity

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from purchased electricity at our HQ office in Brooklyn, NY.

100%
Source of Emissions

Upstream shipping

Action

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

50%
Source of Emissions

Packaging

Action

Reduce plastic and non-recyclable materials by doing a packaging redesign of BioLite portfolio

100%
Source of Emissions

Raw materials

Action

Investigate the feasibility of replacing virgin feedstock with recycled feedstock.

100%
Source of Emissions

Action

Source of Emissions

Action

Completed Reduction Plans

Source of Emissions

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

Action

Explore contractual and technical feasibility of installing heat pumps in HQ office as a means to reduce natural gas use

0%
Source of Emissions

Employee commuting

Action

Implement a policy for remote work to reduce employee commuting emissions 60% compared to pre-pandemic levels for headquarters (NYC) and Nairobi offices.

0%
Source of Emissions

Upstream shipping

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from shipping by continuing efforts to optimize container utilization. We initiated a number of programs last year to accomplish this, but were unable to realize the improvement yet.

97%
Source of Emissions

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

Action

We plan to investigate feasibility of and build a path to implementation to reducing natural gas use in BioLite's HQ office.

100%
Source of Emissions

Electricity

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from purchased electricity at our HQ office in Brooklyn, NY.

100%
Source of Emissions

Upstream shipping

Action

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

50%
Source of Emissions

Packaging

Action

Reduce plastic and non-recyclable materials by doing a packaging redesign of BioLite portfolio

100%
Source of Emissions

Raw materials

Action

Investigate the feasibility of replacing virgin feedstock with recycled feedstock.

100%
Source of Emissions

Action

Source of Emissions

Action

Science Aligned Targets

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

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

How We'll Reduce It

Explore contractual and technical feasibility of installing heat pumps in HQ office as a means to reduce natural gas use

02

What We’re Reducing

Employee commuting

How We'll Reduce It

Implement a policy for remote work to reduce employee commuting emissions 60% compared to pre-pandemic levels for headquarters (NYC) and Nairobi offices.

03

What We’re Reducing

Upstream shipping

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to reduce emissions from shipping by continuing efforts to optimize container utilization. We initiated a number of programs last year to accomplish this, but were unable to realize the improvement yet.

04

What We’re Reducing

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to investigate feasibility of and build a path to implementation to reducing natural gas use in BioLite's HQ office.

In Progress Reductions

01

100%

What We’re Reducing

Electricity

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to reduce emissions from purchased electricity at our HQ office in Brooklyn, NY.

02

50%

What We’re Reducing

Upstream shipping

How We'll Reduce It

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

03

100%

What We’re Reducing

Packaging

How We'll Reduce It

Reduce plastic and non-recyclable materials by doing a packaging redesign of BioLite portfolio

04

100%

What We’re Reducing

Raw materials

How We'll Reduce It

Investigate the feasibility of replacing virgin feedstock with recycled feedstock.

Completed Reductions

01

100%

What We’re Reducing

Electricity

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to reduce emissions from purchased electricity at our HQ office in Brooklyn, NY.

02

50%

What We’re Reducing

Upstream shipping

How We'll Reduce It

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

03

100%

What We’re Reducing

Packaging

How We'll Reduce It

Reduce plastic and non-recyclable materials by doing a packaging redesign of BioLite portfolio

04

100%

What We’re Reducing

Raw materials

How We'll Reduce It

Investigate the feasibility of replacing virgin feedstock with recycled feedstock.

03 Compensate

BioLite is investing outside of its value chain in high quality, verified projects that meet the Climate Neutral Standard. These projects accelerate climate progress and compensate for BioLite's current GHG emissions as its reduction actions are implemented.

Total Expenditures in Carbon Credits

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.

12,965 tCO2e

BioLite's credits came from:

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Biomass ?

About BioLite

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 over 5 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.

About the Climate Neutral Certification and Label
Wherever you see the Climate Neutral Certified label, it means the same thing: a company is leading on immediate climate action. Companies earn the label annually after completing Climate Neutral certification. The certification process is underpinned by our rigorous, peer-reviewed Standard. It requires all companies to measure, reduce, and compensate for all of their emissions from making and delivering products and services.
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Mid Term Targets

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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

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

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

BioLite 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 BioLite to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

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

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.