P.F. Candle Co.

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

P.F. Candle Co.

P.F. Candle Co.

Industry

Design + Home

First Certified

2020

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

P.F. Candle Co. is a home fragrance company from Los Angeles. Sustainability at P.F. started in 2008, when the brand was founded as an Etsy shop, repurposing discarded items like spent pizzeria candles and old books into new items. Since inception, sustainability has been a core value of how we run our business, and our commitment has only grown through our Climate Neutral certification. P.F. prioritizes using renewable materials (like soy wax), limiting excess packaging, and seeking out green energy to power our facilities. The choice to use soy wax instead of paraffin reduces our carbon footprint by thousands of tonnes. We encourage our employees to make sustainable choices by providing fully subsidized modes of transportation like a free metro pass and have composting at each facility. We give back to organizations annually that support the environment and environmental justice causes.

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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.

This certification covers business activities and operations for the following brands :

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P.F. Candle Co. achieved Climate Neutral Certification as part of 's certification process. 's measurement, offsetting and reduction plans fully account for P.F. Candle Co.'s 2021 emissions

01 Measure

P.F. Candle Co. 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.

1 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

44 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

3,516 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

3,562 tCO2e

02 Offset

P.F. Candle Co. 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 P.F. Candle Co. to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$42,744.00

P.F. Candle Co.'s credits came from:

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Avoided Deforestation ?

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Wind ?

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Landfill Gas ?

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.

3,562 tCO2e

03 Reduce

P.F. Candle Co. has set targets and identified actions to reduce their emissions from operations and their supply chain. These actions will enable P.F. Candle Co. to emit fewer emissions in the future.

Mid Term Targets

P.F. Candle Co. 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

P.F. Candle Co. 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 employee single rider vehicle commuting by 25%.

How We'll Reduce It

Monetary incentives for taking public transit, walking, biking, carpooling, etc.

02

What We’re Reducing

We will be working with our new packaging vendor to redesign smaller the wholesale packaging for our re-launch of our mini candle size. We haven't had this product in stock for awhile and want to bring it back with a smaller footprint.

How We'll Reduce It

We will replicate the processes and communication as done before for our standard size candle. Because we have an already established work flow and this is a re-launch, this should fall into place smoothly.

03

What We’re Reducing

We are redesigning the packaging smaller for our e-commerce and wholesale reed diffusers. Notoriously large packaging to fit the reed sticks has made this a historically difficult redesign as well as taken up far too much space.

How We'll Reduce It

While this is a new category of product, because it is the packaging we likely will be using the same vendor. Development has made the design and is in the process of getting all parties involved approval.

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

25%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce our electricity usage as a company by 10%.

How We'll Reduce It

Running our Culver City shop on 100% renewable energy. At locations without the option for renewable energy, looking into timers for technology, HVAC, and other big energy users. Working with lights off. Implement small changes to make a difference.

02

75%

What We’re Reducing

Reduce the amount of paper-based materials used in wholesale packaging and in turn reduce our shipping and storage footprint for those orders.

How We'll Reduce It

Redesign and/or update material used to condense size of our wholesale case-packs. Current packaging prioritizes protection & user ease resulting in wasted space. The redesign will allow more product in the same footprint using less materials each pack.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

P.F. Candle Co. measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 cradle-to-customer emissions following categories and approaches established in the Climate Neutral standards.

02 Offset

P.F. Candle Co. 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 P.F. Candle Co. to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

P.F. Candle Co. is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.