Kickstarter

Brand

Kickstarter

Kickstarter

Industry

Software + Tech

First Certified

2019

01 Measure

Kickstarter 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.

51 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 2

Emissions from electricity.

35 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

229 tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

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

315 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.

Carbon Credits

tCO2e

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$9,385.49

Kickstarter's credits came from:

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Forests

Emissions Offset

315 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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 emissions from cloud computing services by transitioning our Amazon-hosted data servers from Amazon AWS East (fossil fuels) to AWS West (hydroelectric).

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to reduce emissions from cloud computing services by transitioning our Amazon-hosted data servers from Amazon AWS East (fossil fuels) to AWS West (hydroelectric).

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from employee commuting by adopting a long term set of practices and policies that support employees in working from home more often.

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to reduce emissions from employee commuting by adopting a long term set of practices and policies that support employees in working from home more often.

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Prior Year Reduction Actions

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Other Sustainability Notes

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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