Fashion + Apparel



01 Measure

PolyCore 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.

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


PolyCore's credits came from:

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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.

Current Year Reduction Actions


What We’re Reducing

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

How We'll Reduce It


What We’re Reducing

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

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

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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