Bergfreunde, the German outdoor retail specialist, has taken a big step towards climate neutrality. Bergfreunde is a sister company to Backcountry.com, the largest online retailer of premium outdoor sports gear and apparel in the U.S. The German online retailer recorded total sales of more than €100 million in 2019, for an increase of 22 to 28 percent. After a recent analysis of its carbon footprint – undertaken by ClimatePartner, a Munich-based environmental consultancy – Bergfreunde has officially committed to offsetting its greenhouse gas emissions, both retrospectively since its foundation in 2006 and in the future, by supporting certified projects that meet the gold standard of WWF and 40 other non-governmental organizations. ClimatePartner has calculated a total of 6,849,500 kilograms of carbon dioxide that Bergfreunde has generated and offset.