Info
Tag Icon
Fashion + Apparel
Carbon Icon
245
tCO2e
Badge Icon

First Certified 2019

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

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 245 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
1

Measure

PolyCore 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.

tCO2e
Indirect Emissions Ⓘ

Indirect Emissions

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

tCO2e
Supply Chain Emissions Ⓘ

Supply Chain Emissions

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

tCO2e
Total 2019 Carbon Footprint Ⓘ

Total Carbon Footprint

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

245

tCO2e
2

Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019
245
tCO2e
Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits
$857.50

PolyCore's credits came from:

Icon of a wind turbine
Renewables
Icon of a water droplet
Water
Icon of a tree
Forests

245

tCO2e
2019
Emission Offsets

245

tCO2e
Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets
3

Reduce

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

  • Starting immediately, all of our shipping products will be 100% recycled material.

  • Reduce our air travel to suppliers, shows, facilities, customers, etc. by only allowing required trips.

Other Sustainability Notes

PolyCore was created to be a sustainable option to the climate killer in the backpacks which is solvent-based PU (Fossil Fuel) coatings. Solvent-based coatings have been used for decades to increase abrasion resistance on fabrics. The use of these coatings releases volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere which is depleting our ozone layer letting in harmful ultraviolet rays. The compounds, then, accelerated the process of global warming by aiding greenhouse effects. Our mission at PolyCore is to replace the use of solvent-based coatings that suffocate our planet and replace them with sustainable, water-based options. Investing in the adaptation of different areas of the market to combat climate change is just one way to avoid climate and economic catastrophe. Investing today in the future of our planet is essential. If everyone chose to buy backpacks and/or bags with eco-friendly coating, this would force manufacturers to use eco-friendly coatings which would create a huge impact on the environment and on our world.

Brand Sustainability Page