Kickstarter

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

Kickstarter

Kickstarter

Industry

Software + Tech

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

Kickstarter is committed to limit its environmental impact within and outside our walls. When we reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2015, we formalized environmental stewardship as part of our legal obligations as a company. We believe it is our responsibility and commitment to invest in green infrastructure, support green commuting methods, and factor environmental impact when choosing vendors. Additionally, we've committed to providing recommendations and resources that help creators make environmentally conscious decisions on tasks, like shipping and packaging, that are common to the use of its services. When Climate Neutral started in 2019 by two Kickstarter funded companies, we were excited to join the effort and commit to being climate neutral immediately. We have also worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to build tools for creators on Kickstarter to make their own environmental commitments. We view our position as a well known brand and as a platform as a powerful lever for leading on climate and sustainability.

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

01 Measure

Kickstarter 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.

66 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

0 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

261 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

328 tCO2e

02 Offset

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

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$5,672

Kickstarter's credits came from:

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Improved Forest Management ?

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.

328 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Kickstarter has committed to reducing 2021 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

Kickstarter 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 our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions in their entirety.

How We'll Reduce It

We will eliminate our physical office and transition to a fully remote workforce.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from business travel.

How We'll Reduce It

We will implement guidance and policies for reducing carbon emissions from business travel. This could include taking trains or buses for shorter trips, taking direct flights when possible, or using Google Flights emissions data for selecting flights.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

0%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to further reduce emissions from purchased cloud computing services.

How We'll Reduce It

We will transition our data servers from Amazon AWS East (fossil fuels) to AWS West (hydroelectric).

02

100%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from employee commuting.

How We'll Reduce It

We will formalize a long term set of practices and policies that support employees in working from home more often.

03

63%

What We’re Reducing

Overall energy emissions from HQ

How We'll Reduce It

Transition Kickstarter HQ to fully renewable energy

04

100%

What We’re Reducing

Overall scope 3 emissions

How We'll Reduce It

Transition data servers from Amazon AWS East to AWS West (renewables)

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

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

03 Reduce

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