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Start Global Cooling

Climate Action is a natural fit at Clif Bar. Global warming threatens the places we care about most deeply, community health, and the farming systems we depend on to grow our food. And while we’re working hard to address our own contribution to climate change, we recognize the real mission of our sustainability program is to work beyond our four walls to help build the climate movement. And that movement is growing. Now more than ever, let’s Start Global Cooling.

CLIF’s Climate Action by the Numbers

Over 20 years of using renewable energy. CLIF bakeries and headquarters run with the help of on-site solar arrays and/or offset electricity from the power grid through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs).

Over 1.4 billion pounds of organic ingredients purchased to date. Organic standards require that farmers protect the natural resources on their lands, which makes organic farms key players in the fight against the climate crisis.

Over 20 years of supporting carbon offset programs that provide both environmental and social benefits including 37 renewable energy and efficiency projects and over 12,000 people provided with access to safe drinking water through the distribution of household water filters.

Over 730 fuel efficient hybrid and electric cars purchased by CLIF employees with support from our Cool Commute incentive program. Over 565 bike purchases by employees supported too.

Over 500,000 trees planted with American Forests and other non-profit partners.

Over 10 years of climate advocacy in partnership with Ceres and Protect Our Winters.

Our Climate Commitments

We Are Still In - When the U.S. government left the Paris Climate Agreement, we stood up for climate action and announced, “We Are Still In,” joining 2,700 other organizations in declaring our support for the Paris climate commitments. A year later in 2018, we stepped up our commitment, following an invitation to join the We Are Still In Leaders’ Circle to encourage other businesses and organizations to set bold goals to be a part of the climate solution.

Science Based Targets - We’re committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions consistent with or exceeding the pace recommended by climate scientists to limit the worst impacts of climate change. 2020, we set a science-based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. To reach our goal, we created a roadmap outlining greenhouse gas reduction plans for key emission sources across our operations and supply chain.

RE100 - We are a member of RE100 and committed to using 100% renewable electricity at all Clif facilities through 2030. We’ll also increase the use of on-site renewables and drive green power into our supply chain.

EV100 - Transportation is now the largest source of global warming pollution in the United States. We’re tackling this issue head on and committed to EV100 – the electrification of transportation. This commitment includes incentivizing employees to purchase electric vehicles and commuter bikes, installing EV charging infrastructure at all our facilities, and transitioning our fleet to all plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles by 2030

Photo Credit: Native Energy, Inc. Used with permission.

*Up to 25k max to be donated to Conservation Alliance to Protect the Places we love Conservation Alliance PO Box 1275, Bend, OR 97709

*Up to 25K max to be donated to Protect our Winters to protect the places we love POW Headquarters: 4676 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO, 80304