Reducing our carbon fooprint through lower greenhouse gas emissions and becoming CarbonNeutral® certified in the United States by the end of 2021.
In 2020, we made significant progress toward our carbon neutrality cornerstone initiative:
- We achieved carbon neutral certification for our U.S. operations;
- We achieved carbon neutral certification for our European subsidiary, Eden Springs, for the ninth consecutive year; and
- We continue to replace older model diesel vehicles in our delivery fleet with propane-powered vehicles that deliver greater fuel efficiency and help lower our greenhouse gas emissions.
Operating as a carbon neutral company is our focus and commitment. It means achieving a net-zero carbon footprint by a combination of eliminating and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
We have maintained carbon neutrality in our European operations for the past nine consecutive years, and we are proud to report that we exceeded our goal of being CarbonNeutral® certified in the United States by the end of 2021 by achieving CarbonNeutral® certification in October 2020.
Our Primo Water North America subsidiary is now a CarbonNeutral® certified company that has achieved certification under The CarbonNeutral Protocol, an international standard administered by Natural Capital Partners.
We reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 168,375 metric tons in 2020 in the United States through the purchase of renewable energy and carbon offsets. Below are the EPA estimated environmental equivalencies associated with our 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction:
Greenhouse gas emissions from
Passenger vehicles driven for one year –OR–
Miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
CO2 emissions from
Gallons of gasoline consumed
Gallons of diesel consumed
Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by
Tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled –OR–
Garbage trucks of waste recycled instead of landfilled
Carbon sequestered by
Tree seedlings grown for 10 years
Acres of U.S. forests in one year