BioLite
Industry

Gear + Lifestyle

First Certified

2018

2019 Carbon Footprint

4,874

Lifetime Carbon Footprint

18,987

Measure
To become Climate Neutral Certified, BioLite has measured the greenhouse gases it emitted when making and delivering products to its customers.

Offset
Its carbon footprint of 4,874 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

Reduce
The company is implementing plans to reduce its footprint in 2020.

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01 Measure

BioLite used 2019 operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year:

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from fossil fuels and refrigerants used in company buildings, fleets, and equipment.

6 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ

41 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

4,827 tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

The sum of all product materials, manufacturing, use, and end of life emissions.

4,874 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019

4,874 tCO2e

Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits

$8,699

BioLite's credits came from:

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Renewables
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Water
2019 Emissions Offsets

4,874 tCO2e

Lifetime Emissions Offsets

18,987 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

  • Investigate the feasibility of replacing virgin feedstock with recycled feedstock for some of the company’s more resource intensive raw materials.

  • Revisit our supply chain to evaluate opportunities to reduce shipping and manufacturing emissions.

  • Complete a packaging re-design of the BioLite portfolio with a specific lens towards reduction of plastic and non-recyclable materials in the structural sourcing.

Sustainability Story

At BioLite, we’re on a mission to bring Energy Everywhere. But it takes energy to make energy - energy to manufacture and ship our products, to light our office and to travel to our customers. And this consumption of energy produces CO2 emissions that affect us all. As a company dedicated to both people and planet, we take responsibility for our footprint and are committed to mitigating our climate impacts. 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 were able to measure the greenhouse gas reductions resulting from the use of BioLite’s emission-reducing products in sub-Saharan Africa. In November of 2015, BioLite offset the full carbon emissions history of the company and has continued forward with carbon neutral operations each year since. We are proud to be a company that facilitates our own carbon neutrality by both generating and retiring carbon credits, which are independently verified by The Gold Standard, a carbon accreditation foundation. (See our annual Impact Report for more info: bioliteenergy.com/impact2019). 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.

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