Open Water


Food + Beverage



01 Measure

Open Water used 2019 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.


GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 2

Emissions from electricity.


GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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


Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

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

1,864 tCO2e

02 Offset

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

1,864 tCO2e

Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits


Open Water's credits came from:

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2019 Emissions Offsets

1,864 tCO2e

Lifetime Emissions Offsets

1,864 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Current Year Reduction Actions


What We’re Reducing

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

How We'll Reduce It


What We’re Reducing

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

How We'll Reduce It


What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It


What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Prior Year Reduction Actions

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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