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REI

Climate Neutral Certified Label

category

Gear + Lifestyle

first certified

2021

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

REI's emissions inventory uses a mix of spend- and activity-based data. An independent third party verification ensures accuracy and completeness of the inventory. The Change Climate team reviews the submission for compliance with our Standard.

302,757 tCO₂e

Roughly equal to driving 67,515 gas-powered cars for one year

02

Reduction Plans

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

Active

Source of emissions

Operational waste

Action

We plan to achieve Zero Waste (diverting 90% of waste from landfill) across our operations by 2024.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Supply chain energy use

Action

We plan to phase out coal usage in REI Tier 1 and nominated Tier 2 mills to reduce manufacturing emissions from REI Co-op products.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2025

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Raw materials

Action

Transition 45% polyester to recycled content across Co-op Brand products.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2025

Scope

Scope 3

Completed

Source of emissions

Supply chain energy use

Action

We will work with our manufacturing partners to reduce emissions associated with energy use within our manufacturing supply chain.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2022

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Raw materials

Action

We will reduce emissions associated with the manufacturing of materials used in Co-Op Brands products.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2022

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

We will reduce the location-based carbon emissions from the electricity we purchase for our owned and leased operations, including our retai ...read more

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q1 2022

Scope

Scope 2

Source of emissions

Raw materials

Action

We plan to explore pathways for adopting preferred, lower-carbon fibers across 100% of REI Co-op Brand materials.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2023

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

We plan to develop the next generation of REI’s renewable energy strategy, focused on increasing beneficial environmental and social impacts ...read more

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2023

Scope

Scope 2

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

We will complete at least one transaction in 2023 for a long-term renewable energy offtake that will align with our goals to make renewable ...read more

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2023

Scope

Scope 2

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

We will reduce the location-based carbon emissions from the electricity we purchase for our owned and leased operations, including our retai ...read more

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 2

Emissions reduction targets

REI has set a long-term commitment aligned with climate science

Active

Target

We commit to reducing 2019 Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions 55% by 2030.

03

Compensation

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

Emissions accounted for

302,758 tCO₂e

Roughly equal to keeping 339,088,960 pounds of carbon in the ground

Total investment

$994,975

Project types

Landfill gas

Type

Landfill gas

Description

Projects that capture methane gas from landfills to reduce emissions. The gas is then used to power local homes, providing a reliable local ...read more

Improved forest management

Type

Improved forest management

Description

Projects focused on developing sustainable management and harvesting practices in forest ecosystems.

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.

Renewable energy

Type

Renewable energy

Description

Projects that help catalyze the development of renewable energy in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Solar

Type

Solar

Description

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

REI is a different kind of company. As a co-op, we put purpose before profits and act in the long-term interests of our members and community. We also believe that the climate crisis remains the largest existential threat to our members' ability to enjoy the outdoors and the survival of our co-op. In 2020, we committed to reducing our footprint by 55% by 2030. We believe an absolute reduction target grounded in science is essential, and that we must account for the cost of the carbon we emit today en route to 2030. We also know that we can accomplish more when we work together in pursuit of a common goal. We see Change Climate as a valuable convener and enabler in fighting the climate crisis, and we are thrilled to be a certified brand.

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