Nemo turns 20 this month and celebrates by becoming Climate Neutral Certified.
Climate Neutral’s certification process builds on internationally recognized carbon measurement and neutrality standards. All certified brands must measure greenhouse gas emissions each year to maintain certification. Then, a brand must buy eligible verified carbon credits to compensate for its emissions, directing investment into projects that remove and avoid emissions from energy, industry and natural systems.
Finally, brands must commit to reduction action plans to cut future emissions within 12-to-24 months, reporting progress annually. A brand’s certification data is publicly available on Climate Neutral’s website, and the process is repeated annually when companies must recertify.
To guide its efforts, Nemo defined five areas where it can best impact: Design and Innovation, Responsible Sourcing, Carbon Accountability, Advocacy for People and the Planet, and Corporate Governance.
“Becoming Climate Neutral Certified means Nemo is taking financial ownership of our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Theresa Conn, director of sustainability. “Nemo’s goal is to cut our emissions intensity in half by 2030. Having carbon emissions as a line item on our budget helps drive future reduction efforts while investing in carbon removal and avoidance projects now.”