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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sterling Rope Becomes Carbon Neutral Certified

Sterling Rope Company of Biddeford, Maine, has taken the next step to becoming better stewards of the Earth by going through the complete Climate Neutral audit and becoming Climate Neutral Certified.

Climate Neutral is a non-profit organization and the leading consumer label designating carbon neutrality. The certification label is carried by brands that voluntarily have stepped up to take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions generated in the production, operations and shipping of their goods and services.

As Sterling serves a consume that has a strong connection to the outdoors, becoming Carbon Neutral Certified was an important step towards doing its part to protect the earth.

“We took a hard look at where we produce emissions. As a life-safety rope manufacturer, it’s no secret we use and produce plastic products. By becoming Climate Neutral Certified, our consumers and employees can quickly see the steps we are taking to minimize our environmental footprint and to reduce the greenhouse gasses we produce through the manufacturing and distribution of our products,” said Tripp Wyckoff, CEO of Vertical Supply Group.

Climate Neutral’s certification is based on internationally recognized standards for carbon measurement, offsetting and future reduction. Each brand must measure Scope 1, 2, and 3 cradle-to-customer greenhouse gas emissions for the prior calendar year.

Then a brand must buy verified carbon credits to offset its entire footprint. This directs investment into critical carbon sequestration projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and carbon capture technologies.

Finally, brands commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions within a 12–24-month timeline, reporting progress on those plans annually. All the brand’s data are available on Climate Neutral’s website. The process is repeated annually when companies must re-certify.

“Sterling and our other Climate Neutral Certified brands are leading the global shift to a NetZero economy by doing what all companies should be doing immediately: measuring, offsetting, and reducing their carbon emissions,” said Climate Neutral CEO Austin Whitman. “Our label helps consumers identify these brands. It’s a recognizable and trusted symbol that turns everyday purchases into meaningfully positive climate action.”

Earlier this summer, Sterling announced its partnership with Arbor Day Foundation to help the reforestation in the Econfina Creek Watershed and joins its carbon offset project in the Mississippi Alleuvial Valley.

For a complete list of Sterling’ sustainability initiatives, visit https://sterlingrope.com/sustainability.

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