Cotopaxi

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

Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi

Industry

Fashion + Apparel

First Certified

2020

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

Climate change is one of the largest single drivers of extreme poverty. It is estimated that without climate action, environmental degradation will displace up to 1.5 billion people by 2050 and there will be an increase to 3.5 million experiencing severe food and water insecurity (IEP, 2020). Taking this foundational contributor to extreme poverty into account, Cotopaxi has continuously worked on reducing its environmental impacts. Since our founding, Cotopaxi has piloted new ways of building friendly and functional products designed using sustainable principles and materials. This year we went past aligning with science-based targets and officially became carbon neutral through undertaking the Climate Neutral certification.

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

01 Measure

Cotopaxi 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 ?

328 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

13,531 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

13,859 tCO2e

02 Offset

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

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$124,862

Cotopaxi'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.

13,859 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Cotopaxi 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

Cotopaxi 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 are aiming to eliminate all single use virgin plastics (polyester) from our products by 2024. We are 94% to goal but need to eliminate one case of single use plastic poly bags and one virgin polyester product line.

How We'll Reduce It

We will use only non-virgin materials that are either recycled or repurposed fabrics or have some other non-virgin or responsible third party certification. 94% of our product line already meets these criteria

02

What We’re Reducing

We are aiming to assist our largest supplier - Unicorn - transition from non-renewable grid electricity to 100% renewable hydro electricity in 2022.

How We'll Reduce It

We will assist this supplier price and adopt an alternative source of electricity that is generated through hydro power.

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

94%

What We’re Reducing

100% of product recycled, repurposed, or responsible (third party feature such as organic, responsibly sourced down, natural fiber).

How We'll Reduce It

Retool our athleisure line to match the sustainable materials in other product lines. Prioritize repurposed materials (deadstock) over recycled materials. We plan to have 100% of our designed product meet our ?3Rs? standards

02

100%

What We’re Reducing

Transition to 100% eco-friendly packaging. Eliminate all single use plastic from packaging by Q1 of 2022.

How We'll Reduce It

Eliminate plastic polybags (collaboration with supply chain partners, peers, and third parties) Move away from all single-use plastics in packaging and materials Research & explore other options to reduce packaging impact throughout the value chain

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

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

03 Reduce

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