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First Certified 2019

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

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 13,423 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


Klean Kanteen 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.

Indirect Emissions Ⓘ

Indirect Emissions

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

Supply Chain Emissions Ⓘ

Supply Chain Emissions

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

Total 2019 Carbon Footprint Ⓘ

Total Carbon Footprint

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




The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019
Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits

Klean Kanteen's credits came from:

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Emission Offsets


Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets


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

  • Reduce primary packaging material use

  • Increase recycled content in all primary packaging

  • Increase renewable energy use at product manufacturing locations

Other Sustainability Notes

Since the beginning, being a force for good has driven everything we do at Klean Kanteen. We’ve worked tirelessly to build awareness surrounding the unnecessary waste and harmful impacts single-use items and plastics have on our environment. We’ve seen the conversation surrounding sustainability change through the years and we’ve witnessed the positive impact individuals and businesses can make through leading by example. Today, we’re pleased to announce the next step in our goal of being the best environmental steward we can be by joining forces with Climate Neutral to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint as of February, 2020. Using an independent and rigorous certification program, Climate Neutral verifies a company has achieved net-zero carbon emissions for the entirety of their greenhouse gas footprint through a combination of emissions reductions and offsets. For Klean Kanteen, being Climate Neutral Certified helps us accelerate emissions reductions throughout our business operations and supply chains and encourages others to follow suit. As business owners, we recognize the effect producing and shipping goods can have on the climate and have been working to measure and reduce our carbon footprint since early 2009. Together with Climate Neutral, we have publicly measured, reduced and offset our carbon emissions because it’s the right thing to do for current and future generations. We are now 100% carbon neutral in our manufacturing and delivery of products worldwide. The first step in reducing and offsetting green-house gas emissions is identifying the sources. Reducing primary packaging material use, increasing recycled content in all primary packaging and increasing renewable energy use at the manufacturing locations are all ways we are reducing emissions. For the green-house gas emissions we aren’t currently able to eliminate, we purchase carbon offsets verified by American Carbon Registry, Verified Carbon Standard, Climate Action Reserve, Gold Standard and/or Clean Development Mechanism. Social responsibility is a guiding principle in every decision we make at Klean Kanteen as a family and employee-owned company. We are committed to continually reducing our impact on our environment, especially as we grow. Going forward, you’ll see a Certified Climate Neutral logo on all new Klean Kanteen products to empower socially conscious purchasing. This is our way of paying it forward because we believe a responsible business is one that gives more than it takes.

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