Bend, OR – Tread & Butter® is delighted to announce it has joined Climate Neutral Certified, an independent and rigorous certification program that verifies a company has achieved net-zero carbon emissions for the entirety of a company’s carbon footprint.

Climate Neutral, a non-profit organization, provides the Climate Neutral Certified label for companies that meet its rigorous standards. The organization has a mission to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world by recruiting companies to publicly measure, reduce, and offset their carbon emissions. Climate Neutral provides the Climate Neutral Certified label to communicate to customers and stakeholders that a brand is committed to a set of immediate and long-term actions to reverse climate change.

For Tread & Butter, the decision to join Climate Neutral was a slam-dunk. “We’re all-in on environmental stewardship,” said Matt Hughes, Tread & Butter CEO and founder. “For an upstart brand like Tread & Butter, Climate Neutral provides a wonderfully simple but effective tool to ensure our operations stay in alignment with our values.” Added Hughes, “We firmly believe what’s good for the environment, is good for our community, our customers, and our employees.”

“We need companies of all sizes to commit to tackling climate change,” said Austin Whitman, CEO of Climate Neutral. “We have been impressed by the enthusiasm of start-ups in making climate action a core part of their brands from the very beginning. We look forward to working with Tread & Butter as they grow.” 

About Tread & Butter: Tread & Butter makes exquisite cork insoles. Designed in Bend, Oregon and handcrafted in Portugal, Tread & Butter is made for the pace of modern running, hiking, and backcountry skiing. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, Tread & Butter has joined Climate Neutral Certified and is set to announce a new charitable initiative in 2020. For more information, please visit

About Climate Neutral: Climate Neutral is an independent non-profit organization enlisting the private business community to halt the effects of climate change. We believe climate neutrality or achieving a net-zero carbon footprint for a company’s upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions, needs to become the new minimum standard of corporate responsibility for all companies. To learn more about Climate Neutral, including how to become a partner, please visit

Media Contacts:
Matt Hughes
Tread & Butter

Caitlin Drown 
Climate Neutral