A Letter From Our Owners
Since the beginning, being a force for good has driven everything we do at Klean Kanteen. We’ve worked tirelessly to build awareness surrounding the unnecessary waste and harmful impacts single-use items and plastics have on our environment. We’ve seen the conversation surrounding sustainability change through the years and we’ve witnessed the positive impact individuals and businesses can make through leading by example. Today, we’re pleased to announce the next step in our goal of being the best environmental steward we can be by joining forces with Climate Neutral to achieve a carbon neutral footprint as of February, 2020.
Using an independent and rigorous certification program, Climate Neutral verifies a company has achieved carbon neutrality for their entire greenhouse gas footprint through a combination of emissions reductions and offsets. Like many companies that produce consumer goods, raw material production, manufacturing and transportation are Klean’s biggest emission sources. We are reducing these emissions by engaging our factory partners to increase use of renewable energy. In addition, we’ve made reductions in packaging material use, increased packaging recycled content, and our team continues to analyse and plan for future emissions reductions across our business operation.
We know emissions reduction is the most important action for tackling climate change. While offsets are not a strategy in and of themselves, purchasing offsets is a meaningful action we can take immediately as we work toward reductions that require more time. As long as offset procurement is part of Klean’s climate strategy, we will ensure our investments meet the criteria for quality offsets: real, permanent, quantifiable, verifiable, enforceable and additional; and verified by an independent, third-party.
As business owners, we recognise the effect producing and shipping goods can have on the climate and have been working to measure and reduce our carbon footprint since early 2009. Together with Climate Neutral, we have publicly measured, reduced and offset our carbon emissions because it’s the right thing to do for current and future generations. We are now 100% carbon neutral in our manufacturing and delivery of products worldwide.
Social responsibility is a guiding principle in every decision we make at Klean Kanteen as a family and employee-owned company. We are committed to continually reducing our impact on our environment, especially as we grow. Going forward, you’ll see a Certified Climate Neutral logo on all new Klean Kanteen products to empower socially conscious purchasing. This is our way of paying it forward because we believe a responsible business is one that gives more than it takes.
Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer,
Brother and sister Co-owners of Klean Kanteen
What is Climate Neutral?
Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organisation working to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world by recruiting companies to publicly measure, reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Klean has completed a rigorous three-step process and are now 100% carbon neutral in the manufacture and delivery of our products worldwide.Learn More