Open Water

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

Open Water

Open Water

Industry

Food + Beverage

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2020

Categories

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Sustainability Story

At Open Water, our goal has always been to provide the most sustainable bottled water option on the planet. Although no bottled water company will ever be as sustainable as simply drinking tap water, the reality is that millions of people still purchase water on-the-go, and millions of plastic bottles end up in oceans every day. At Open Water, we believe that a more pragmatic solution is needed to really curb plastic waste and that incremental improvements can have a huge impact in the aggregate. This is why we we the first water company to use aluminum bottles and cans, which are the most recycled beverage packaging in the world. While it is abundantly clear that our products offer the best end-of-life prospects out of any other option out there (including rPET and cartons), we wanted to do more. We believe that focusing on end-of-life impact is extremely important after all, there's no way to undo the damage that a plastic bottle creates if it reaches the ocean but we recognize that the manufacturing and transportation of our products has a big impact too. We realized that, if we wanted to offer a truly sustainable product, we had to address these emissions too. Becoming Climate Neutral allows us to offer a solution that is better not just after you are done using it, but every step of the way.

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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.

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

01 Measure

Open Water 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.

tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

1,646 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

1646 tCO2e

02 Offset

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

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$8,475.10

Open Water's credits came from:

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Landfill Gas ?

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Renewable Energy ?

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Cookstoves ?

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.

1646 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Open Water has committed to reducing emissions by .

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

Open Water 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 downstream shipping

How We'll Reduce It

We will open at least 1 additional fulfillment warehouse closer to our end customers.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions created during the manufacturing of our bottles and cans

How We'll Reduce It

We will work with a supplier who is addressing 100% of their electricity load in North America with renewable energy by the end of 2021

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

What We’re Reducing

company HQ waste

How We'll Reduce It

Switch to reusable water bottles and water filters

02

What We’re Reducing

FTL & LTL emissions

How We'll Reduce It

Open additional warehouse(s) near high volume areas

03

What We’re Reducing

FTL & LTL emissions

How We'll Reduce It

Open CA production facility

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

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

03 Reduce

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