Since its founding in 2002, the U.S. company Klean Kanteen has been pursuing the goal of offering sustainable alternatives to disposable products to reduce global plastic waste. That’s why Klean Kanteen has been manufacturing durable bottles, cups and food containers made of food-safe 18/8 stainless steel for more than 30 years. The company’s corporate philosophy is based on the highest standards of environmental protection and fair working conditions.
In addition to the B-Corp certification, the Californian company has now also been certified as Climate Neutral since February 2020. The Climate Neutral certificate, which is awarded by the non-profit organization of the same name, recognizes companies that measure, reduce and offset their CO2 emissions extensively and publicly. This means that the CO2 emissions that inevitably arise during the extraction of raw materials, production, packaging, etc., are reduced explicitly by means of short-term measures and offset by the purchase of so-called climate compensation.
The steps that Klean Kanteen intends to implement in the near future also include reducing the consumption of primary packaging materials, increasing the proportion of recycled materials in all primary packaging and using renewable energy at production sites. Klean Kanteen uses carbon offsets to offset its own emissions, which cannot currently be eliminated. All of these offset funds flow into measures and climate projects that correspond to the “big 6” of quality emission certificates: they must be real, permanent, quantifiable, verifiable, implementable and sustainable. The climate compensations are verified by various certification standards such as the Verified Carbon Standard, American Carbon Registry, or the Gold Standard.