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First Certified 2019

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

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 1,864 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

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

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Open Water 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

Open Water's credits came from:

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Emission Offsets


Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets


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

  • We will open a second production facility in order to bottle closer to where we sell and reduce cross-country full-truckload transportation emissions.

  • We will open at least one new warehouse in the southeast, near our high-volume sales areas, to reduce small freight transportation emissions.

Other Sustainability Notes

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 hundreds of millions of plastic bottles end up in landfills and oceans every day. We launched Open Water in order to provide a more pragmatic solution to this problem, one that we believe is desperately needed. 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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