Bread Alone Bakery

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

Bread Alone Bakery

Bread Alone Bakery

Industry

Food + Beverage

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

Bread Alone Bakery is a certified organic, values-driven bakery. We've been baking with organic grains since our first loaf in 1983, and we continue to do so today. Care for the planet is part of our past. Action against climate change must be in our future. Bread Alone committed to Certified Climate Neutral because the planet is warming at an alarming rate, with terrifying consequences, and we must collectively take faster and more aggressive action. Certified Climate Neutral will give customers the information needed to make the right decision for the planet, and for our collective future.

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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.

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

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

01 Measure

Bread Alone Bakery 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.

315 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

506 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

1,509 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

2,329 tCO2e

02 Offset

Bread Alone Bakery 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 Bread Alone Bakery to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$28,414

Bread Alone Bakery'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.

2,329 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Bread Alone Bakery 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

Bread Alone Bakery 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 Food Waste company wide by 25%.

How We'll Reduce It

First we will measure existing waste. Then we will follow that measurement process back through the work flow to determine at every point where we can reduce. We will monitor and set micro goals per department.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce paper waste by 80%.

How We'll Reduce It

By installing Bulk Flour Storage technology we will eliminate bagged flour - the largest waste-producing segment of our bakery.

03

What We’re Reducing

We will reduce our electric usage.

How We'll Reduce It

By creating energy audits on our existing machinery in order to learn how best to reduce and by implementing simple technology (such as installing automatic light switches) throughout the bakery.

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

80%

What We’re Reducing

Bread bags made from LDPE plastic.

How We'll Reduce It

Replace LDPE bread bags with compostable film. BPI lab issued incorrect test guidelines which caused a delay in the approval process. The lab now has correct instructions and is in the process of testing. We should get the final approval at the end of May

02

100%

What We’re Reducing

We are installing on-site solar at our Boiceville facility.

How We'll Reduce It

We will track the reduction in kWhs purchased (we expect there to be zero!)

03

30%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from delivery vehicles.

How We'll Reduce It

We will purchase EV delivery vehicles.

04

5%

What We’re Reducing

Non-renewable energy use at Kingston facility.

How We'll Reduce It

We will install a ground-mount parking lot awning solar array for Kingston facility.

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

Bread Alone Bakery 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 Bread Alone Bakery to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

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