REI

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

REI

REI

Industry

Gear + Lifestyle

First Certified

2020

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

REI is a different kind of company. As a co-op, we put purpose before profits and act in the long-term interests of our members and community. The outcomes we seek as a business and through our 20 million members are driven by this mindset; we know the positive impacts we have on the outdoors and our community are foundational criteria to every decision we make. It is within this context that we operate our facilities on 100% renewable energy, certified all of our distribution centers as zero waste facilities, created Product Impact Standards for ourselves and the 1000+ brands we retail, and have invested more than $100 million in outdoor places. Still, we know that the climate crisis remains the largest existential threat to our members' ability to enjoy the outdoors and the survival of our co-op. REI first published its carbon footprint in 2006, and in 2020, we committed to reducing our footprint by 55% by 2030. We firmly believe an absolute reduction target grounded in science is essential for every organization, and we believe we must account for the cost of the carbon we emit today. We also know that we can accomplish exponentially more when we work together in pursuit of a common goal. We see Climate Neutral as a valuable convener and enabler in fighting the climate crisis, and we are thrilled to be a certified brand.

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

01 Measure

REI 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.

4,663 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

0 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

253,009 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

257,672 tCO2e

02 Offset

REI 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 REI to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$864,081

REI's credits came from:

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Cookstoves ?

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Landfill Gas ?

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Wind ?

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Improved Forest Management ?

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Renewable Energy ?

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.

257,672 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

REI has committed to reducing 2019 emissions 55% by 2030.

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

REI 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 explore pathways for adopting preferred, lower-carbon fibers across 100% of REI Co-op Brand materials.

How We'll Reduce It

We will use environmental attributes as priority criteria for evaluating the adoption of potential new materials into our product lines.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to develop the next generation of REI’s renewable energy strategy, focused on increasing beneficial environmental and social impacts of renewable energy deployment within both our U.S. operations and our product value chain.

How We'll Reduce It

We will hire new, dedicated headcount to develop, manage, and deploy the strategy.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

10%

What We’re Reducing

We will reduce emissions associated with the manufacturing of materials used in Co-Op Brands products.

How We'll Reduce It

For Co-op Brands products, we will determine the baseline average Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) score for greenhouse gas emissions across our top volume materials.

02

100%

What We’re Reducing

We will reduce the location-based carbon emissions from the electricity we purchase for our owned and leased operations, including our retail stores, distribution centers and offices.

How We'll Reduce It

We will install three new retail rooftop systems in 2021. We will also work with local utilities to subscribe to impactful green power programs and investigate opportunities to procure zero-carbon energy over longer periods of time.

03

10%

What We’re Reducing

We will work with our manufacturing partners to reduce emissions associated with energy use within our manufacturing supply chain

How We'll Reduce It

We will identify priority geographies for engaging REI’s manufacturing partners on clean electricity procurement opportunities.

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

REI 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 REI to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

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