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Koos

Climate Neutral Certified Label

category

Professional Services

first certified

2021

current certification year

2024

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

Koos's emissions inventory uses financial estimates based on spending data. Koos attests to the accuracy of their data inputs and the Change Climate team reviews the submission for compliance with our Standard.

372 tCO2e

Roughly equal to driving 83 gas-powered cars for one year

8,266.67 kgCO2e per # of FTEs

Emissions intensity

Emissions over time

Emissions year

Emissions Intensity (kgCO2e per # of FTEs)

02

Reduction Plans

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

Active

Source of emissions

Employee commuting

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from employee commuting by allowing employees to work remotely.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q3 2021

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Business travel

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from business travel by becoming flight-efficient and using the train for business travel whenever possible.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q1 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Software and servers

Action

Transition current software and servers to lower-carbon software and servers across 10% of our data.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q3 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Business travel

Action

Implement a policy to reduce business travel by 15% through requiring lower-carbon forms of transportation for all employees.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q3 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Upstream shipping

Action

Transition 15% fossil fuel-powered shipping to electric shipping across suppliers.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q3 2025

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Goods & services

Action

Commit to offering food products at the office that are 99% vegetarian.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q1 2025

Scope

Scope 3

Completed

Source of emissions

Goods & services

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from purchased goods by changing purchasing policies to incentivise green purchasing behaviour.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2021

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Goods and services

Action

We will eliminate single-use company swag

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q3 2021

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Employee commuting

Action

We will reduce employee commuting emissions by implementing remote-optional or work from home policies for all employees.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q1 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Emissions reduction targets

Koos has set a long-term commitment aligned with climate science.

Active

Target

We commit to reducing 2022 Scope 1 & 2 emissions 50% by 2030

Target

We commit to reducing 2022 Scope 3 emissions by cutting the amount of carbon per # of FTEs 50% by 2030.

03

Compensation

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

Emissions accounted for

372 tCO2e

Roughly equal to keeping 416,640 pounds of carbon in the ground

Total investment

$5,580

Project types

Cookstoves

Type

Cookstoves

Description

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

At Koos we design for positive impact. Besides focusing on relevant design projects, we extend this to include being critical of our own behaviour. Think: providing vegetarian lunches, organizing volunteer activities as a team, travelling by train as much as possible, etc. Our goal is to have as little (negative) impact on the environment as possible. We continue to do this by also measuring, offsetting and reducing our footprint.

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