Zero Carbon Coffee

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

Zero Carbon Coffee

Zero Carbon Coffee

Industry

Food + Beverage

First Certified

2019

Current Certification Year

2022

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Sustainability Story

Zero Carbon Coffee was founded in 2019 with the belief that you shouldn't have to compromise taste, quality, or your commitment to the environment. While your average pound of coffee will emit 10 lbs CO2, Zero Carbon Coffee offsets 100 lbs CO2, delivering a 10X carbon-negative impact. We cover our business footprint by certifying with Climate Neutral annually, and cover our customers' footprints by including an additional 100 lbs CO2 offsets per bag sold, aiming to draw greater awareness to Scope 3 emissions. Join us to #wakeuptheworld

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

01 Measure

Zero Carbon Coffee 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.

0 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.

1 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

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

1 tCO2e

02 Offset

Zero Carbon Coffee 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 Zero Carbon Coffee to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$14

Zero Carbon Coffee's credits came from:

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Reforestation ?

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Wind ?

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Solar ?

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Improved Forest Management ?

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.

1 tCO2e

03 Reduce

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

Mid Term Targets

Zero Carbon Coffee 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

Zero Carbon Coffee 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 purchased electricity at our coffee roastery.

How We'll Reduce It

We will propose a plan to enter a Power Purchasing Agreement at our roasting collective, explaining what that is, presenting the benefits and costs from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions by reducing the number of trips taken to/by the USPS for shipping our coffee.

How We'll Reduce It

We will plan to offer less frequent subscription plans along with expanding our bulk coffee ordering via information sharing and our channel 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

What We’re Reducing

Emissions per lb. of coffee from transportation of coffee from warehouse to roastery

How We'll Reduce It

If we're able to grow volume, we can increase the amount of coffee we pick up per trip to the warehouse. This will reduce the # trips per unit coffee purchased.

02

20%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from packaging materials

How We'll Reduce It

By switching to 100% biodegradable coffee bags (12 oz)

03

10%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from electricity

How We'll Reduce It

Lay the groundwork down with our roastery to sign a PPA

04

10%

What We’re Reducing

Emissions from packaging materials

How We'll Reduce It

by switching to 100% biodegradble coffee bags

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

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

02 Offset

Zero Carbon Coffee 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 Zero Carbon Coffee to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

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