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First Certified 2019

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

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 917 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

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

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Sunski 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.

Indirect Emissions Ⓘ

Indirect Emissions

Emissions from the electricity, and sometimes steam and cold water, used in company facilities.

Supply Chain Emissions Ⓘ

Supply Chain Emissions

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

Total 2019 Carbon Footprint Ⓘ

Total Carbon Footprint

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




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

Sunski's credits came from:

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Emission Offsets


Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets


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

  • Expand recycled materials to our cases and lens cleaning cloths.

  • Adopt a flexible work from home policy to reduce transportation costs and footprint.

  • Limit international air travel and send smaller teams to trade shows that require flights.

Other Sustainability Notes

Sunski was born on Kickstarter in 2012 out of a shared love for design and adventure. We knew from the very beginning that we wanted the environment to be core to the brand, so we joined 1% for the Planet on day one and have been donating to impactful environmental charities ever since. We also knew that we ultimately wanted to go well beyond donating money. In 2017, due to a lack of quality recycled material options, we set to work on the development of our own recycled polymer to use in our sunglasses frames. The process took over three years to complete, and we now proudly make all of our frames out of the resulting SuperLight recycled plastic. We have also developed new recycled packaging that is entirely free of single use plastic. To complement these sustainable material upgrades, we offer lens kits for all of sunglass designs. This allows customers to replace scratched lenses without throwing away perfectly good frames, thus substantially increasing product lifetime. When the opportunity to join Climate Neutral arose, it was a no-brainer for us. We see it as a perfect complement to the existing suite of sustainability efforts at Sunski, and one that we’ll be proud to share as the business grows.

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