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Tandem Coffee Roasters

Climate Neutral Certified Label

category

Food + Beverage

first certified

2022

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

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

1,954 tCO2e

Roughly equal to driving 436 gas-powered cars for one year

0.56 kgCO2e per $M in revenue

Emissions intensity

Emissions over time

Emissions year

Absolute Emissions (tCO2e)

Emissions Intensity (kgCO2e per $M in revenue)

02

Reduction Plans

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

Active

Source of emissions

Vehicle fleet

Action

We plan to replace our gas powered delivery van with an electric delivery van.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q1 2024

Scope

Scope 1

Source of emissions

Packaging

Action

Transition 100% of our coffee bags to material made from 70% or more post-consumer recycled materials across all coffee products.

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q3 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Energy at offices or controlled facilities

Action

Implement energy conservation measures to reduce consumption by upgrading our pour over and batch brewing equipment to on demand hot water s ...read more

Status

In progress

Complete By

Q2 2024

Scope

Scope 1

Source of emissions

Downstream shipping

Action

In 2024, we will reuse cardboard boxes from inbound deliveries to ship products to our own customers.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q3 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Packaging

Action

Eliminate all single-use plastic coffee bag across all local wholesale partners.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q2 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Completed

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

We plan to better insulate our roastery so that we can fully rely on our heat pumps and never have to use our supplemental gas heat.

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q1 2024

Scope

Scope 2

03

Compensation

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

Emissions accounted for

1,960 tCO2e

Roughly equal to keeping 2,195,200 pounds of carbon in the ground

Total investment

$18,740

Project types

Improved forest management

Type

Improved forest management

Description

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

Industrial

Type

Industrial

Description

Projects that capture or remove emissions from industrial processes.

Wind

Type

Wind

Description

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

Reforestation

Type

Reforestation

Description

Projects that restore degraded or deforested ecosystems.

Our environmental sustainability began a few years ago with our efforts to reduce the use of single-use products in our cafes. Our biggest initiative thus far was to start charging 25¢ for single use cups. Within weeks, single-use cup usage dropped from 70% of drinks down to 40%. Since that success we have continued to look critically at the environmental impact of our company. We have been a 1% for the Planet member since 2020. We are always trying to reduce our footprint and are excited to join Climate Neutral in hopes to offset the rest.

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