SPRINGFIELD, MO (October 8, 2021) – In response to the urgency of the climate crisis, Walrus Oil, a provider of quality, non-toxic, plant-based, vegetarian finishes for woodworkers and craftspeople, is proud to announce that it is officially Climate Neutral Certified. Walrus Oil joins 320+ other brands that have earned the standard by measuring and offsetting all of their 2020 carbon emissions and reducing future emissions.
Climate Neutral Certified is the leading consumer label designating carbon neutrality. It is carried by brands that have voluntarily stepped up to take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions generated in the production, operations, and shipping of their goods and services.
Walrus Oil has a calculated carbon output throughout its supply chain and manufacturing process of 411 metric tonnes of CO2. All of this was offset through the purchase of carbon credits which were divided into three initiatives supporting a healthier planet through Climate Neutral. Walrus Oil has a two year plan to reduce emissions by cutting shipping distances by reshoring as much packaging used in product manufacturing as possible during the completion of a full packaging audit. The second initiative planned for carbon reduction is to audit the overall supply chain to check for the best environmental & human rights standards from producers.
“Walrus Oil and our other Climate Neutral Certified brands are leading the global shift to a net-zero economy by doing what all companies should be doing immediately: measuring, offsetting, and reducing their carbon emissions,” says Climate Neutral CEO, Austin Whitman. “Our label helps consumers identify these brands. It’s a recognizable and trusted symbol that turns everyday purchases into meaningfully positive climate action.”
Climate Neutral’s certification is based on internationally recognized standards for carbon measurement, neutrality, and offsetting. Each brand must measure Scope 1, 2, and 3 cradle-to-customer greenhouse gas emissions for the prior calendar year. Then a brand must buy verified carbon credits to offset its entire footprint. This directs investment into critical carbon sequestration projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and carbon capture technologies. Finally, brands commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions within a 12-24 month timeline, reporting progress on those plans annually. All of the brand’s data is publicly available on Climate Neutral’s website. The process is repeated annually when companies must recertify.
Learn more about Climate Neutral and browse all of the certified brands at climateneutral.org.
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