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Open Water

Climate Neutral Certified Label

category

Food + Beverage

first certified

2020

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

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

4,521 tCO2e

Roughly equal to driving 1,008 gas-powered cars for one year

02

Reduction Plans

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

Active

Source of emissions

Upstream shipping

Action

We will set up and begin operations with another filling facility to produce our bottled water by Q4 2024. The new facility location will al ...read more

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Completed

Source of emissions

Downstream shipping

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from downstream shipping by opening at least 1 additional fulfillment warehouse closer to our end customers.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q1 2022

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Supply chain energy use

Action

We plan to reduce emissions created during the manufacturing of our bottles and cans

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2021

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Downstream shipping

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from shipping to our wholesale customers by optimizing shipping through aggregating orders in a single shipment.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q3 2022

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Downstream shipping

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from shipping to our wholesale customers by opening another warehouse closer to end users.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q3 2022

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Downstream shipping

Action

Reduce FTL & LTL emissions by opening additional warehouse(s) near high volume areas.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2020

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Downstream shipping

Action

Reduce FTL & LTL emissions by opening a CA production facility.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q3 2020

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Operational waste

Action

Reduce company HQ waste by switching to reusable water bottles and water filters

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q2 2020

Scope

Scope 3

03

Compensation

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

Emissions accounted for

5,000 tCO2e

Roughly equal to keeping 5,600,000 pounds of carbon in the ground

Total investment

$40,750

Project types

Solar

Type

Solar

Description

Projects that support solar power generation in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

At Open Water, our mission is to offer the most sustainable bottled water option available. While tap water is the most environmentally friendly choice, many people still rely on bottled water, leading to millions of plastic bottles polluting our oceans daily. We believe that small changes can make a big impact, which is why we were the first to introduce aluminum bottles and cans, the most recycled beverage packaging globally. Our focus on end-of-life impact ensures that our products offer the best environmental prospects, surpassing alternatives like rPET and cartons. By becoming Climate Neutral, we are committed to offering a product that is sustainable at every stage of its lifecycle.

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