PolyCore
Industry

Fashion + Apparel

First Certified

2019

2019 Carbon Footprint

245

Lifetime Carbon Footprint

245

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

Offset
Its carbon footprint of 245 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

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

Climate Neutral Certified Badge

01 Measure

PolyCore used 2019 operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year:

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from fossil fuels and refrigerants used in company 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.

tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

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

245 tCO2e

02 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:

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Renewables
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Water
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Forests
2019 Emissions Offsets

245 tCO2e

Lifetime Emissions Offsets

245 tCO2e

03 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.

Sustainability Story

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.

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