ICEBUG

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

ICEBUG

ICEBUG

Industry

Gear + Lifestyle

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

The starting point is simple: You can't save the planet by buying Icebug shoes. Consumption consumes resources. But if you need a pair of shoes, we're doing what we can to reduce the environmental damage, and choosing a better option sends a signal to the entire industry. The other side of the coin is maximizing positive impact. On the personal, societal and planetary level. Our purpose is to inspire and empower people to get outdoors, connecting with nature and getting healthier. To explore how we can develop good work and life, where people develop to fulfill their potential. And to be a change-maker that drives the entire footwear industry to become less dirty. Since 2019 Icebug is the first climate positive outdoor footwear brand. From 2020 onwards, we're offsetting 200% of carbon emissions caused. We are members of 1% for the planet and support several projects aiming to restore our planet.

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

01 Measure

ICEBUG 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.

2 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

1 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

4,265 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

4,268 tCO2e

02 Offset

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

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$52,070

ICEBUG'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.

4,268 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

ICEBUG has committed to reducing 2019 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

ICEBUG 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 the emissions from the factories electricity use, by joining the CEIA program for rooftop solar energy. The program facilitates the purchase process and provides investment solutions. All 3 of Icebugs assessment facilities in Vietnam.

How We'll Reduce It

We will reduce 17-67 % of the assembly factories CO2e emissions from grid electricity, by installing solar energy. The reduction potential is 0,75 - 1,0 kg Co2e per shoe pair in average, representing 7-9 % of 2021 average footprint.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to replace materials with more climate smart options, in progress Q1 2022: 1) Traceable nubuck leather with lower climate emissions than currently use. 2) Sugarcane based foam in midsole replaces fossile foam.

How We'll Reduce It

SPOOR nubuck leather in app. 60 000 pairs can reduce the collections yearly average by 0,7 kg CO2e per pair. Sugarcane midsoles in 200 000 pairs can reduce yearly average by 0,7 kg Co2e.

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

30%

What We’re Reducing

Energy from non-renewable sources in Tier 1 factories.

How We'll Reduce It

By finding project for financing and purchasing soalr energy (done) Recruiting suppliers, feasibility studies (done, 3 / 3 join the project) Final purchase process and installing solar energy

02

40%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce the emissions from our shoes life cycle including materials, production, transports, use and end of life, refferring to base year 2015. The planned reduction by end 2023 is 25% of the shoes climate impact. (total goal: 50 % til 2030)

How We'll Reduce It

We will introduce biobased EVA in midsole, traceable leather (SPOOR pilot), more recycled wool, FSC certified natural rubber in the outsoles. Solar energy that lower assembly energy.

03

10%

What We’re Reducing

We will reduce use of materials with high CO2 impact

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to source new climate smart materials, and get better climate data from suppliers. The progress of 10 % refers to climate emission reductions from 2015 to 2021 due to material changes.

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

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

03 Reduce

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