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2019 Carbon Footprint


Lifetime Carbon Offset


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

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

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

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01 Measure

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

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

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

1,684 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ

225 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

4,190 tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

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

6,099 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019

6,099 tCO2e

Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits


Fireclay Tile's credits came from:

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2019 Emissions Offsets

6,099 tCO2e

Lifetime Emissions Offsets

14,279 tCO2e

03 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.

Sustainability Story

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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