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First Certified 2019

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

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 14 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
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Measure

Simple Switch 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 direct, indirect, and supply chain emissions.

14

tCO2e
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Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019
14
tCO2e
Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits
$49.00

Simple Switch's credits came from:

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Renewables
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Cookstoves
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Forests
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Water

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2019
Emission Offsets

tCO2e
Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets
3

Reduce

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

  • We'll be offsetting the plastic in our supply chain so that it's responsibly removed from the waste stream, and helping our suppliers to do the same, transitioning to less wasteful packaging.

  • Simple Switch's internal team will be working on reducing our own footprint, including increasing offsets of personal travel, better waste diversion, and more.

Other Sustainability Notes

Since our online marketplace is all about ethical and impactful purchasing, choosing to be climate neutral was a no-brainer for Simple Switch. The chance to measure, reduce, and offset our affect on the planet allows our customers even more peace of mind when online shopping with us. Online shopping is often already more environmentally friendly than brick + mortar, but by committing to be Climate Neutral, customers know that while they are buying products that fight human trafficking, create jobs, plant trees etc, they never have to sacrifice our earth to do it.

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