Sterling Rope

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

Sterling Rope

Sterling Rope

Industry

Gear + Lifestyle

First Certified

2020

Current Certification Year

2022

Categories

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Sustainability Story

Sterling has always been a sustainable rope company. Our goal is to minimize waste wherever possible. All our waste fiber is recycled, all our cardboard is repurposed, our oils and cleaners are captured and disposed of properly, and plastic bags used to protect our yarn coming in are used to protect our ropes and spools going out. We are going above and beyond the work we are already doing by becoming Climate Neutral Certified. We are honored to work with Climate Neutral to measure our 2020 carbon footprint, offset it in its entirety by purchasing quality carbon credits, and reduce our emissions moving forward.

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

01 Measure

Sterling Rope 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.

120 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

175 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

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

4,184 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

4,478 tCO2e

02 Offset

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

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$45,040.00

Sterling Rope's credits came from:

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Avoided Deforestation ?

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Wind ?

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Industrial ?

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Reforestation ?

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.

4,478 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Sterling Rope has committed to reducing emissions by .

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

Sterling Rope 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 reduce emissions from our purchased goods and services through leveraging bluesignÆ data.

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to evaluate whether to partner with bluesign to leverage their best practices in sustainability measurement. We also aim to require new suppliers to sign a sustainability pledge or partner with bluesign as a data partner.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce waste generated from our operations.

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to replace dynamic rope packaging polybags with a recyclable (paper) bag for 100% of our packaging. We also plan to replace synthetic paper packaging wraps with a renewable or recycled substrate.

03

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce the waste associated with the recycling of our products.

How We'll Reduce It

Sterling will find a recycling partner to expand our recycling capabilities to keep the products we make out of the landfill. Currently we recycle all dynamic ropes made of Nylon 6 (whether we made them or not) and would like to expand to other materials.

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

100

What We’re Reducing

We plan to purchase renewable energy from Maine Green Power.

How We'll Reduce It

We will sign an agreement with Maine Green Power to match 75,000 kilowatt hours every month with renewable energy produced in Maine.

02

100

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce energy usage from our manufacturing operations.

How We'll Reduce It

We will update our manufacturing operations (proprietary technology/process) to reduce energy use by 136 kWhs per day.

03

50

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce our emissions from electricity by purchasing solar power energy from one or more community solar projects that are currently under development in Maine through a company called Community Solar.

How We'll Reduce It

We will sign an agreement with Community Solar to purchase our power from local solar farms.

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

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

03 Reduce

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