The Zurich-based manufacturer of high-quality outdoor equipment is calculating the total emissions of its products with myclimate and making corresponding contributions to climate protection. This covers all climate-impacting emissions, from the procurement of raw materials through to production, transportation, usage, disposal and recycling. The volume of CO₂ equivalent determined by this method is invested in high-quality climate protection projects.
According to EXPED, in 2021 its sleeping mats became the first and only products of their kind on the market with calculated CO2 and a corresponding contribution to climate protection. Today, many more EXPED products bear the myclimate “Engaged for Impact” label. EXPED is planning to calculate the emissions from additional product categories by 2024 and make corresponding contributions to climate protection. In this way, the company is assuming responsibility for the emissions of its entire product range and its operations. To achieve this, it will regularly calculate the product carbon footprints (PCFs) of its products and make contributions in collaboration with myclimate.
Ever since EXPED was founded in 1983, the subject of sustainability has been part of the company’s philosophy. The durability, reliability and repair capacity of its products are just as much a focus as the use of high-quality, environmentally friendly materials.
The unavoidable emissions caused by EXPED products are reduced and avoided via the myclimate carbon offset project “Protection of Tanzanian Forests for Indigenous Peoples, Wildlife and the Climate”. This project is reducing deforestation in Tanzanian forests. As well as offering ecological benefits, this helps to safeguard habitat connectivity for various wild animals and provides higher economic security for indigenous populations in the region. The project also supports ten of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).