Kala & Mata

Brand

Kala & Mata

Kala & Mata

Industry

Food + Beverage

First Certified

2020

01 Measure

Kala & Mata used operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year.

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from energy used in buildings, fleets, and equipment.

tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 2

Emissions from electricity.

tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

57 tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

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

58 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.

Carbon Credits

58 tCO2e

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$284.63

Kala & Mata's credits came from:

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Forests

Emissions Offset

58 tCO2e

03 Reduce

Kala & Mata 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 air-travel emissions related to employee business travel.

How We'll Reduce It

We will reduce business travel through a heavier reliance on video conferencing tools.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan on changing out all of our paper packaging to post-consumer products.

How We'll Reduce It

We will source paper product manufacturers who offer recycled paper packaging products within Greece.

03

What We’re Reducing

We will source paper product manufacturers who offer recycled paper packaging products within Greece.

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Prior Year Reduction Actions

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How We'll Reduce It

02

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

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Other Sustainability Notes

Around a hundred years ago, the Livas family moved across the Messenian bay in Greece, from their ancestral village of Arfara to Karpofora, where they settled and began to plant and cultivate Koroneiki olive trees. Over the last 5 generations, our olive trees have year after year reliably provided our family with a source of food- through wars and poverty, we have always had our oil. As Kala & Mata came to be as a commercial entity, we started to think about how different our family's life would have been had it not been for our dependable groves. Reality hit us: we are today approaching 100 years of the groves sustaining our family and it's time to try to give back' to nature and minimize whatever negative impact we might have on the climate. Practically speaking, the effects of climate change are clear on our farm. Over the last few harvests, sudden unpredictable weather, challenges with various pests and other obstacles that haven't been prevalent in the past have begun to appear regularly. With our limited knowledge on the sort of changes we could make, we've tried to better our means of production but with the urgency of the climate crisis, we felt that there needed to be more we could do to make a more noticeable difference. Fast forward to Climate Neutral certification, where we aren't simply just offsetting our footprint but also learning new tools from a network of other likeminded businesses to limit our carbon footprint in the first place. There is an endless list of things to be done to protect the environment and ecosystem that has sustained our family for over 5 generations, and Kala & Mata is so excited and grateful to contribute and to move in a more sustainable direction.

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