How did Blue Apron achieve Carbon Neutrality?
Blue Apron met its commitment to achieve its carbon neutrality goals l by March 31, 2022, offsetting Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. We achieved our goal through the purchase of carbon offsets, based on an initial carbon footprint analysis, and we are now working towards implementing systematic reductions towards a longer term goal of Net Zero.
What does it mean to be Carbon Neutral?
Everything we do that produces carbon dioxide -- from driving to powering our offices and fulfillment centers and more -- makes up our carbon footprint. Being carbon neutral means that a company has found a balance between what they emit in greenhouse gasses and solutions to offset those emissions.
What does it mean to be Net Zero?
Net Zero requires companies to shift from only purchasing offsets to implementing systematic changes that lower the overall carbon they are emitting. Since Blue Apron has conducted our initial carbon footprint analysis, we now have a better understanding of opportunities for reduction and are currently working on establishing a plan to address those opportunities.
Why is Blue Apron doing this now? Why does it matter?
As a business, we believe that we need to make changes that will help us address the climate crisis our world is facing. Now, more than ever, we believe it’s important for us to leverage our skills, capability and experience to help address some of society’s toughest challenges.
For us, sustainability has always been part of our DNA and we believe that it’s important to conduct our business in a way that mitigates our impact on the world around us.
What does Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 cover?
- Scope 1 (direct emissions). Refers to greenhouse gas emissions directly from operations owned or controlled by us, including our fulfillment centers and offices.
- Scope 2 (indirect emissions). Generated from the purchase of electricity, steam, heating or cooling.
- Scope 3 (indirect emissions). We included 8 categories from both upstream and downstream, including purchased goods and services.