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CLIF Kid

Climate Neutral Certified Label

category

Food + Beverage

first certified

2023

current certification year

2023

About Climate Neutral Certification

Wherever you see the Climate Neutral Certified label, it means the company is accountable for its greenhouse gas emissions. To earn the label, a company must annually measure cradle-to-customer emissions, implement specific action plans to reduce emissions, and invest in high quality, verified carbon credits.

The certification requirements are detailed in the rigorous, peer-reviewed Climate Neutral Certified Standard. Each company’s application is reviewed for compliance by Change Climate’s certification team.

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Emissions

CLIF Kid's emissions inventory uses a mix of spend- and activity-based data. CLIF Kid attests to the accuracy of their data inputs and the Change Climate team reviews the submission for compliance with our Standard.

27,559 tCO₂e

Roughly equal to driving 6,146 gas-powered cars for one year

02

Reduction Plans

CLIF Kid has adopted near-term action plans to reduce GHG emissions within the next 12-24 months.

Active

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

New and/or expanded renewable energy sources and energy reduction projects onsite at our bakeries. We are undergoing site assessments to inc ...read more

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 2

Source of emissions

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

Action

Reduce manufacturing emissions through energy efficiency projects. Bakery engineering teams will adjust and optimize bakery mechanical syste ...read more

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2023

Scope

Scope 1

Source of emissions

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

Action

Reduce manufacturing emissions through improved processing systems. Bakery teams will update equipment and optimize procedures. This is a mu ...read more

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 1

Source of emissions

Raw materials (ingredients)

Action

We are assessing key crops and emission reduction opportunities through ingredient changes and/or supply chain interventions.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q1 2025

Scope

Scope 3

Emissions reduction targets

CLIF Kid has set a long-term commitment aligned with climate science

Active

Target

We commit to reducing 2018 Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 50% by 2030.

Target

We commit to reducing 2018 Scope 3 emissions intensity per pound 50% by 2030.

03

Compensation

CLIF Kid addressed last year’s emissions by buying and retiring an equal amount of high quality, verified carbon and clean energy credits.

Emissions accounted for

27,559 tCO₂e

Roughly equal to keeping 30,866,080 pounds of carbon in the ground

Total investment

$317,590

Project types

Cookstoves

Type

Cookstoves

Description

Projects that help communities replace inefficient wood-burning cookstoves with more efficient, safer models.

Wind

Type

Wind

Description

Projects that support wind energy generation in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

CLIF Kid crafts delicious snack bars with organic ingredients to help keep kids going, growing, and exploring. CLIF Kid is the maker of Zbar and Zbar Protein, which are sized for little hands, made with wholesome ingredients like organic oats, and contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Sustainability has always been at the core of CLIF Kid because in order to have wholesome food to fuel active kids, we need a healthy planet.

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