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This product funds climate action

It might look like any other product, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes to help reduce its impact on our home planet. By choosing a product with this label, you are helping companies make a real difference to the climate crisis. Discover the product's Climate Journey below.


Label renewed in November 2023.

The five step Climate Journey

To earn the label, 5 steps must be taken to reduce the climate impact of the product. For each of these steps, the label defines best practice and minimum requirements. Meeting best practice is awarded with a trophy. Continuous improvement and striving for best practice is a prerequisite for label renewal.

Step 1: Measure

Measuring the product’s emissions.

Step 2: Plan

Setting targets and identifying actions to reduce its impact.

Step 3: Reduce

Putting the plan into action and reducing emissions.

Step 4: Fund

Investing in climate projects to fund global climate action.

Step 5: Communicate

Providing transparency about the climate action taken and encouraging others to follow.

So far, this product has earned 3/5 best practice trophies.

Let's have a closer look. Click on each step below to see how the climate impact is reduced.

Achievement: This product meets the best practice requirement for Step 1

  • Footprint: A sink from the Stala ONE series produces between 30.3 and 59.9 kg greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Scope: This includes the product's whole life cycle, from extracting raw materials to disposing the product at the end of its life (also called: cradle-to-grave).
  • Calculation methodology: The methodology used to calculate the product's emissions is GHG Protocol 'Product Standard'.

To give you an idea of the product's emissions, here are two examples:

  • Driving 10 km with a medium-sized petrol car = 2.4kg.
  • Taking a short distance flight (400km) = 105.2kg.
The label requirements for Step 1

Best practice requirement:

To perform a cradle-to-grave product carbon footprint (in line with ISO 14067, or similar standards).

Minimum requirement:

Only best practice acceptable.

For more information, read the 'Where does all this data come from' section at the bottom of the page.

Achievement: This product meets the minimum requirement for Step 2

Target: This is a first-year label. There is no target in place yet. The company that produces this product has committed to set up a target and an emission reduction plan within a year (latest by November 2024).

The label requirements for Step 2

Best practice requirement:

To have a target and an emission reduction plan for the product. To show an annual linear reduction of the product carbon footprint of at least 2.5% and/or to progress in line with the company's near-term science-based target for scope 3.

Minimum requirement:

To set up a target and an emission reduction plan for the product within a year. To show emission reductions in line with the company's means and capabilities (annual linear reduction of the product carbon footprint of at least 0.5%).

For more information, read the 'Where does all this data come from' section at the bottom of the page.

Achievement: This product meets the minimum requirement for Step 3

  • Emmission reductions: Emission reductions cannot yet be recorded. The company that produces this product has committed to set up a target and an emission reduction plan within a year (latest by November 2024).
The label requirements for Step 3

Best practice requirement:

To be on track of the target and to show progress in line with the reduction plan (annual linear reduction of the product carbon footprint of at least 2.5%, and/or progress in line with the company's near-term science-based target for scope 3).

Minimum requirement:

To show ambition and reduce what is possible in line with the company's means and capabilities (annual linear reduction of the product carbon footprint of at least 0.5%).

For more information, read the 'Where does all this data come from' section at the bottom of the page.

Achievement: This product meets the best practice requirement for Step 4

The company that produces this product has invested in climate action projects that help reduce or remove emissions from the atmosphere. In this case, the reduction or removal is equal to the product's cradle-to-grave emissions. This includes the product's whole life cycle emissions.

This funding is made on top of emission reduction efforts within the product's value chain. This is called “beyond value chain mitigation" and supports climate action and sustainable development around the world.

See the high-integrity certified climate action project that has been funded:

UNITOR REDD+ project in Brazil:

The project is located in Lábrea, the municipality with the fourth highest aggregate deforestation rate in Brazil, making it a priority area for forest conservation worldwide. The project is protecting 99,035.20 ha of forest area. Learn more here.

Project Certification Standard: VCS

Type of credit: reduction credit


The label requirements for Step 4

Best practice requirement:

To fund climate action in line with the product's cradle-to-grave emissions.

Minimum requirement:

To fund climate action in line with the product's cradle-to-gate emissions.

For more information, read the 'Where does all this data come from' section at the bottom of the page.

Achievement: This product meets the best practice requirement for Step 5

Communication is important:

While it doesn't do anything to reduce the product's emissions, it does encourage people like you to vote with your wallet for the world you want, and for other products to join in and improve their climate impact too.

So thanks for choosing this product, and thanks for following its Climate Journey. We all need to play our part, big or small, because all actions lead to change.

The label requirements for Step 5

Best practice requirement:

To allow the publication of all relevant information (accessible to the wider public via the label's QR code) to inform interested parties about the product's Climate Journey and to empower them to make purchasing decisions with their own values in mind.

Minimum requirement:

Only best practice acceptable.

For more information, read the 'Where does all this data come from' section at the bottom of the page.

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Where does all this data come from? Information provided above is collected from various sources:

Still here? Let’s summarise…

Every product creates greenhouse gas emissions. With good planning and action, these can be reduced over time.

The product you have chosen is taking action to measure, set targets and reduce emissions. On top of that, it funds climate action projects that support climate action and sustainable development around the world. The product still has an impact on the climate, but that impact has been lessened and plans are in place to lessen it more over time.

Choosing products with the South Pole Funding Climate Action label rewards companies and products that are working to help solve the climate crisis, something that is already affecting humanity now and will have an even bigger impact on future generations.

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