Chico Bag

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

Chico Bag

Chico Bag

Industry

Fashion + Apparel

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

From the day we first opened our doors, compassionate sustainability has been at the heart of our bold business. It's the reason and the promise behind our "Pledge for the Planet" Commitment, establishing us as a leader in cutting-edge corporate sustainability. Our Mission: Helping Humanity Bag The Single-Use Habit By exchanging wasteful, single-use bags, utensils, and containers for high-quality, long-lasting reusable products, we protect our planet from pollution and preserve its beauty for generations to come. We Hold Ourselves To The Highest Of Standards Rigorous safety and contaminant testing, certified recycled yarn, fair labor rules, ethical manufacturing, high quality and extreme durability, zero-waste operations — these are just a few of the key benchmarks to which we hold ourselves accountable as a responsible manufacturer, business partner, and retailer. As new and better ways to care for the planet emerge, we constantly position ourselves to evolve and grow in tandem with improvements in technology and sustainable approaches. Whether growth is a new design or a fresh partnership with like-minded companies, we remain passionate about challenging the status quo. There is no longer an excuse for any action other than change. Our Seven-Point Plan For Sustainability As part of this commitment, we advocate for policies that limit single-use products and ultimately make the world a better, safer place. Specifically, we walk the talk through seven key initiatives. Read about them here: https://chicobag.com/pages/our-mission

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

01 Measure

Chico Bag 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.

11 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

13 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

1,025 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

1,048 tCO2e

02 Offset

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

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$12,786

Chico Bag'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.

1,048 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Chico Bag has committed to reducing 2021 emissions 50% by 2030.

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

Chico Bag 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

By 2030, all products will be made from recycled content or renewable materials. By 2024, Snack Time products will be made with recycled materials and a product roadmap will be created to convert the remainder of our products.

How We'll Reduce It

Advocate for public policy and find cost efficiencies in our supply chain to create price parity between recycled content and virgin material. Integrate changes into our product management schedule to move all products to our rePETe brand promise.

02

What We’re Reducing

Reduce the use of carbon-intensive air freight by optimizing and expanding our ability to produce products with shorter lead times.

How We'll Reduce It

We will focus on better demand planning and will expand our ability to customize products within North America. We will incentivize our customers to choose climate-friendly shipping. We will reconfigure our carton sizes to reduce size & weight.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

5%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from shipping

How We'll Reduce It

We will start to customize products closer to the customer location, resulting in less need for AIR shipments.

02

8%

What We’re Reducing

Carbon Footprint of Materials

How We'll Reduce It

Shift from Virgin Polyester to Recycled Content or Renewable

03

0%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from plastics in products.

How We'll Reduce It

By shifting to more rPET from 2019 baseline year (43%).

04

10%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from shipping

How We'll Reduce It

By shifting away from air freight

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

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

03 Reduce

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