JACKSON, Wyo. – With a commitment to being good stewards of the mountain life and protecting places of play, Stio is proud to announce that they are officially Climate Neutral Certified. By partnering with Climate Neutral, Stio measured and offset their carbon footprint for 2020, implemented steps to reduce their impact, and has committed to continued reduction efforts and offsets for all future years to come.
“At Stio, we’re committed to protecting the places that inspire our every day, and partnering with Climate Neutral signifies the next big milestone in our stewardship journey,” said Stephen Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Stio.
Climate Neutral is an independent non-profit organization creating a trusted consumer standard for corporate climate action. Their certification is issued as the leading consumer label designating carbon neutrality. Certification is earned by brands that have voluntarily stepped up to take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions generated in the production, operations, and shipping of their goods and services. For Stio, this means being intentional about expanding their preferred materials platform, designing low-impact shipping and packaging solutions, and using renewable energy to run corporate offices and retail stores.
“Through the resources of this partnership, we can accelerate emission reductions in our business operations and supply chain, and help lead the industry towards a low carbon future. For us, it’s about owning our footprint and taking action today to do the right thing,” Sullivan said.
For the impact Stio can’t eliminate, they are offsetting by purchasing some of the carbon credits generated by Burnt Mountain Natural Area, a 5,408-acre forested property, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy in Vermont. This investment helps The Nature Conservancy conserve the property in perpetuity through a Forever Wild easement, protecting it from any future development. The trees will be able to grow undisturbed and the property will help connect an expansive forested corridor adjacent to the Long Trail—America’s oldest continuous and maintained recreational path.
“Stio and our other Climate Neutral Certified brands are leading the global shift to a net-zero economy by doing what all companies should be doing immediately: measuring, offsetting, and reducing their carbon emissions. Our certification helps consumers identify those brands. It’s a recognizable and trusted symbol that turns everyday purchases into meaningfully positive climate action,” said Austin Whitman, Climate Neutral CEO.