Geartrade is Climate Neutral Certified
Geartrade measured and offset its 2020 carbon footprint and is working to reduce future emissions
Geartrade is proud to be Climate Neutral certified. In addition to measuring and offsetting our 2020 carbon footprint, Geartrade is committed to working towards reducing future emissions and waste throughout our operation. This year alone, we have eliminated the use of plastic shipping vessels by converting them to fully compostable mailer bags, recycled cardboard, and packing tape.
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.
“Geartrade 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 re-certify.
ABOUT CLIMATE NEUTRAL
Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working with brands and consumers to decrease global greenhouse gas emissions. The label, Climate Neutral Certified, is the universal standard in carbon neutrality. It is earned by brands who measure, offset, and reduce their entire carbon footprint, making it easy for consumers to shop with concern for the global climate.
Since 1999 Geartrade has been the recommerce platform for adventurers, retailers, and manufactures alike to sell their used, returned, and repaired outdoor gear. We equip and inspire outdoor adventurists with everything they need to get outside by making it easy and affordable for people to buy and sell used gear.
Our forward-thinking crew is driven to achieve smaller carbon footprints as we take to the trails because if we don’t they won’t be here for the next generation. With your help, we’ll become the outdoor industry’s full circular economy retailer. Welcome to UnNew Outdoor where adventurists buy and sell the gear we love for the outdoors we need.