Chris Burkard Studio

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

Chris Burkard Studio

Chris Burkard Studio

Industry

Media + Photography

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2022

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Sustainability Story

Working as a photographer in the outdoor industry, our business is naturally tied to sustainability. How can we take photos of the most beautiful places on the planet if we don't make an effort to protect and conserve them? Our work relies on the beauty of the planet and in turn we feel a responsibility to help keep the planet beautiful. Over the years, we have taken an assortment of pro-environmental measures. To begin, Chris has used his photographic skillset to work on a number of commercial projects and for commercial clients that aim to help protect our environment and promote wild places around the globe. Our hope is that by helping people see and learn about these places, they will be more inclined to stand up for them!

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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.

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

01 Measure

Chris Burkard Studio 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.

0 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

9 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

174 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

183 tCO2e

02 Offset

Chris Burkard Studio 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 Chris Burkard Studio to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$2,471

Chris Burkard Studio's credits came from:

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Reforestation ?

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Wind ?

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Solar ?

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Improved Forest Management ?

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.

183 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Chris Burkard Studio 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

Chris Burkard Studio 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 studio.

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to install timers on our lights to shut off when they aren't being used or no one is in that particular area for long periods of time.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce the amount of food waste we have.

How We'll Reduce It

We will create a compost for our office.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

70%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to use all sustainable and biodegradable packing for shipping merchandise

How We'll Reduce It

We will change our packaging supplier and purchase packaging and packaging accessories that are eco friendly

02

80%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from gear purchased at our office

How We'll Reduce It

By making an effort to ensure that the gear we purchase to take on trips and use at our studio comes from brands that prioritize the environment and have reduced their impact

03

50%

What We’re Reducing

In studio gear purchases

How We'll Reduce It

Limiting the amount of orders to cut back on shipping costs and trying to bundle items together. Also looking for secondhand gear / equipment for trips when purchasing.

04

60%

What We’re Reducing

Air shipping/expedited shipping

How We'll Reduce It

Utilizing group / standard shipping whenever possible.

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

Chris Burkard Studio 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 Chris Burkard Studio to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

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