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Scout Books

Climate Neutral Certified Label

category

Everyday essentials

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

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

95 tCO₂e

Roughly equal to using 4,361 propane cylinders for home BBQs

02

Reduction Plans

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

Active

Source of emissions

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

Action

Scout Books will develop and implement start-up and shut-down procedures for our Production Facility by Q4 2023 to help reduce energy usage ...read more

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q4 2023

Scope

Scope 1

Source of emissions

Operational waste

Action

Reduce waste from paper trimming 10% through purchasing optimized parent sheets in paper used for pages printing.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Capital expenditures

Action

Implement a policy to extend the lifespan of our office computers and purchase refurbished computers when possible in our production and off ...read more

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Completed

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

We will enroll all our electricity accounts for our three commercial buildings in the Green Future Renewable Energy Programs available throu ...read more

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2021

Scope

Scope 2

Source of emissions

Employee commuting

Action

We plan to continue to offer work-from-home options for all positions that can be done remotely.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2021

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Business travel

Action

We will reduce business air travel.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2021

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

We plan to reduce emissions from purchased electricity at our facilities.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q1 2024

Scope

Scope 2

Source of emissions

Employee commuting

Action

We will encourage our staff to work remotely when possible, and attend trainings, meetings and conferences virtually whenever possible.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q1 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Change existing or implement new purchasing policies

Action

Scout Books will replace single-use swag with reusable or regenerative alternatives, actively seeking partnerships where possible with other ...read more

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2023

Scope

Scope 3

03

Compensation

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

Emissions accounted for

100 tCO₂e

Roughly equal to keeping 112,000 pounds of carbon in the ground

Total investment

$725

Project types

Wind

Type

Wind

Description

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

Scout Books cares deeply about environmental and economic sustainability. Since being founded in 2009, we've been committed to small scale, local manufacturing of customizable books using 100% recycled papers on equipment powered by renewable energy. Our paper is sourced from North American paper mills, and with the help of Lean Manufacturing, we work hard to reduce waste and add value to our products. We became B Corp Certified in 2017 to deepen our progress with using our business as a force for good. We're a certified Woman owned business in the state of Oregon. We love giving back through our Equity Alliance and Future Forests donation programs. Lastly, we make beautiful books, which bring joy and value to the people we serve.

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