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First Certified 2019

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

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 583 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

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

Climate Neutral Certified Badge
1

Measure

Kickstarter 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.

29
tCO2e
Indirect Emissions Ⓘ

Indirect Emissions

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

64
tCO2e
Supply Chain Emissions Ⓘ

Supply Chain Emissions

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

490
tCO2e
Total 2019 Carbon Footprint Ⓘ

Total Carbon Footprint

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

583

tCO2e
2

Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019
583
tCO2e
Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits
$3,302.00

Kickstarter's credits came from:

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Forests
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Landfills

583

tCO2e
2019
Emission Offsets

583

tCO2e
Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets
3

Reduce

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

  • Transition Kickstarter HQ to fully renewable energy

  • Transition data servers from fossil fuel powered location to renewable energy powered location.

Other Sustainability Notes

Kickstarter committed to being a responsible steward of the environment in 2015 by writing it into our Public Benefit Corporation charter. We believe adhering to the Climate Neutral commitments are the baseline responsibility for all companies in the face of the climate crisis. As part of those commitments, we plan to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible over the next few years while offsets ensure we pay for our emissions as part of our business. Beyond reducing the footprint of our own operations, we believe we can have the largest impact by helping the thousands of companies and products that launch on Kickstarter every year become more sustainable. That is why we have partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to provide Kickstarter creators with guides to sustainable practices for the development, manufacturing, and distribution of new products across our technology, design, and games verticals, while encouraging creators to make environmental commitments of their own. We’re excited for what Climate Neutral can mean for Kickstarter and the companies on our platform. This label broadcasts our environmental commitment and encourages consumers and businesses to take responsibility and action, especially when the government fails to do so.

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