This year I’m particularly proud that we:Estimated our end-to-end carbon footprint and proved what we always knew: that the most sustainable kit is the kit you already own.We estimate that 85% of the embedded carbon in your gear is spent in making it and getting it to you – so simply use it for longer and you’ll reduce your own footprint.
Relaunched our volunteer days, adventure training and School of Adventure program. These were paused in the height of lockdown.
Reduced our full value carbon intensity to 23kg per order from 28kg per order despite a spike in the need to airfreight when we were hit by the container shipping crisis in the summer.Have now donated £450,000 to 1500 projects with Alpkit Foundation and found a new home for 5 tonnes of outdoor kit with Continuum.
We committed to Science Based Targets Initiative in July and will halve our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2025. This will happen by switching all fossil fuel use to renewables that use gas and petrol/diesel today. This means going electric for our heating and company cars and vans.
These targets are independently assessed and we’re proud to say we are officially doing our bit to limit global warming to the 1.5 ̊C scenario.
We will reduce our full value carbon emissions by at least 15% each year. We will set a more robust target each year and be Net Zero by 2050 at the absolute latest.