Klean on Climate

Everyone is talking about climate change.

That’s a good thing.

When it comes to the climate, we’re all in this together.

Literally.

But talking isn’t enough.

We need action.
 

Besides, talking releases tiny amounts of CO2 into the air, which contributes to climate change. Ok, maybe not exactly, but CO2 is a greenhouse gas, and greenhouse gas emissions are the leading cause of the current climate crisis.

Energy conservation and clean energy sources are the best ways to both slow the rate and intensity of climate change, and to support natural resilience and adaptability of plant, animal and human communities.

 

For the past 10 years, Klean Kanteen has been taking action to reduce our emissions.

Our first step was to identify—and continue to evaluate—the sources of our emissions.

Klean Climate Graphic

Here’s what we are doing about our emissions.

Measuring

Measuring

We identify and measure emissions from our business activities (Scope 1-3). This information is valuable for informing design, manufacturing and operational decisions, as well as raising staff awareness and engagement around emissions reductions.

Measuring
Reducing

Reducing

In 2017, we installed 216 high-efficiency solar panels at our corporate headquarters. This array now supplies 100% of the building’s electricity. While our energy consumption at headquarters has increased, our carbon emissions have plummeted thanks to our clean, renewable energy source, and the beautiful and abundant California sunshine!

Offsetting

Offsetting

For over a decade, we have purchased carbon offsets and renewable energy credits for the GHG emissions we weren't yet able to eliminate. All of Klean’s reductions through offsetting meet the “big six” attributes of quality carbon credits: real, permanent, quantifiable, verifiable, enforceable, and additional.

Offsetting
1% For the Planet

1% For The Planet

We donate 1% of our gross sales through 1% for the Planet. To date, we have given away more than 3.1 million dollars in unrestricted funds to nonprofits working on climate change and related environmental issues.

Activism

Activism

Klean joined the We Are Still In commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, when the current administration pulled out.

Activism

Klean Kanteen has completed Climate Neutral’s rigorous three-step process and is now 100% carbon neutral in the manufacture and delivery of our products worldwide.

Climate Neutral

Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world by recruiting companies to publicly measure, reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Klean Kanteen has completed this rigorous three-step process and is now 100% carbon neutral in the manufacture and delivery of our products worldwide.

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We've got goals.

Our near-term plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions includes:

  • Increasing renewable energy at product manufacturing locations
  • Reducing material usage in primary packaging, while increasing recycled content
  • Analyzing our emissions data to identify the mid to longterm actions for reducing emissions