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First Certified 2019

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

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 6,099 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

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

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1

Measure

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

Direct Emissions Ⓘ

Direct Emissions

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

1,684
tCO2e
Indirect Emissions Ⓘ

Indirect Emissions

Emissions from the electricity, and sometimes steam and cold water, used in company facilities.

225
tCO2e
Supply Chain Emissions Ⓘ

Supply Chain Emissions

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

4,190
tCO2e
Total 2019 Carbon Footprint Ⓘ

Total Carbon Footprint

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

6,099

tCO2e
2

Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019
6,099
tCO2e
Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits
$19,016.50

Fireclay Tile's credits came from:

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Renewables
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Landfills

6,099

tCO2e
2019
Emission Offsets

14,279

tCO2e
Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets
3

Reduce

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

  • Further measure and understand our total carbon footprint and that of our Suppliers to make improvements

  • Consider and possibly implement on site solar at our factory in 2021

  • Conduct and publish Life Cycle Assessment and Improvement Plan in 2020

  • Produce full Sustainability Report in 2020 that reviews our total impact including carbon, waste, purchases, and vendor impacts.

Other Sustainability Notes

Fireclay Tile is the first and only B Corp tile maker and the first Climate Neutral Certified tile company! While we've been offsetting carbon emissions since 2012, it was not until 2019 that we offset our full Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions with the help of Climate Neutral and Carbon Fund. We are also actively working to become Zero Waste Certified in 2021. Other initiatives include purchasing 100% renewable energy in our Aromas, CA and San Francisco, CA locations, as well as working to improve our energy efficiency, such as 3x improvements in our natural gas utilization in the past 3 years. We have a long way to go to completely reduce our harm, and Climate Neutral Certification is a great step in that journey.

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