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Depop confirms climate neutral status

The company said this “confirms that the company has successfully offset all material sources of scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions”

Depop has announced it has been certified as a climate neutral company for the first time by climate solutions provider South Pole.

The company said this “confirms that the company has successfully offset all material sources of scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions”.

Depop has been retroactively offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping since January 2020 and has now expanded this to cover the rest of its material measured emissions, including its offices and utilities, IT equipment and cloud services, and employees’ travel and work from home activities.

The South Pole certificate for 2021 covers 100% of material scope 1-3 emissions during 2020.

This month, Depop has also become a member of the Tech Zero Taskforce – a group of tech companies of all sizes around the world who are “committed to fighting the climate crisis”.

Tech Zero is an official partner to the UN Race to Zero and is backed by the UK Government. As a member company, Depop will continue to measure scope 1-3 emissions and plans to expand the boundaries of its scope 3 emissions to include packaging and associated end user’s energy use.

Justine Porterie, global head of sustainability at Depop, said: “Becoming climate neutral is an important step on our journey towards making Depop actively kinder to people and the planet.

“We believe in setting ambitious goals and focusing our efforts on delivering results and iterating fast – so now that we’ve achieved this milestone, we will shift our focus towards net zero. We look forward to working with Tech Zero on the next leg of our climate journey.”

Bethan Halls, regional director at South Pole, added: “Depop already encourages sustainable consumer behaviour and achieved climate neutrality for its shipping emissions in 2020. It is further amplifying its climate leadership efforts by scaling up this achievement to now compensate for its scope 1 – 3 emissions.”

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