Rab ® & Lowe Alpine ®

Rab ® & Lowe Alpine ®

Find out how Rab & Lowe Alpine have achieved climate neutrality for the third year in a row and are building an ambitious climate journey to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

About Rab & Lowe Alpine

Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd., the international brand behind Rab and Lowe Alpine, designs high performance technical clothing and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts, allowing them to experience the extremities of our natural environment. Both its employees and customers are acutely aware of the impacts of climate change, which they witness firsthand. It is important to Rab & Lowe Alpine that their products allow customers to experience the outdoors without adversely affecting the environment, as well as being at the forefront of increased consumer demand for more sustainable products.

The aim: to be Net Zero by 2030, maintain its status as a climate neutral business and set ambitious carbon reduction targets drawn from Science Based Target methodology (SBTi).

Supporting Rab & Lowe Alpine on their climate journey

South Pole's team in the UK & Ireland has consulted with Equip Outdoor Technologies on its climate journey since 2020.

After rigorous measurement of the brand's Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, creating an ambitious emission reduction plan and investing in a portfolio of carbon credits to compensate residual and unavoidable emissions, the company was awarded South Pole's Climate Neutral Label for the third year running in 20221.

Achieving climate neutral status is an important milestone on the journey to achieving net zero as the South Pole label has rigorous requirements for GHG accounting and reduction plans. You can read more about achieving net zero emissions here and the technical guidance for our labels here.

Using the data and advice that South Pole provided, Equip developed emission reduction plans in line with a 1.5 degree pathway. This will help the company credibly reach its target of net zero emissions by 2030.

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Certificate of Climate Action

Check out the certificate awarded to Equip Outdoor Technologies here.

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What are Carbon Credits?

Not sure what offsetting is or what to do with carbon credits?

Rab and Lowe Alpine’s commitment

Rab and Lowe Alpine committed to reducing their absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% from a 2019 base year and have also committed to a 58% reduction in emissions associated with Scope 3 purchased goods and services per item shipped from a 2019 base year.


For the year 2021, they compensated for 33,496.3 tonnes CO2e.


They contributed to 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“By committing to Net Zero by 2030, we are embarking on an ambitious but essential journey. The climate crisis cannot be ignored and the need to act quickly is clear. Partnering with South Pole allowed us to really understand our footprint and develop a robust process for reducing our emissions according to a science-based methodology."

- Debbie Read, Head of Corporate Communication and CSR, Equip Outdoor Technologies


You can find out more about Rab & Lowe Alpine's sustainability strategy here.

Projects supported

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Kariba Forest Protection, Zimbabwe

VERRA

As one of the largest REDD+ projects in Africa, Kariba Forest Protection preserves over 784,000 hectares of lush forest on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Connecting four national parks and eight safari reserves, the project forms a vast biodiversity corridor which protects a plethora of endangered and endemic species, including four out of Africa's famous 'big five'. Community development is at the heart of the initiative, with a strong focus on building sustainable forest-friendly livelihoods that can thrive long after the project is gone.

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Slow Life Clean Cookstoves, Myanmar

Gold Standard

Across rural Myanmar, the Slow Life Clean Cookstove project aims to alleviate pressure on the country's ecologically rich forests while additionally improving the health and lives of local communities. By distributing efficient cook stoves that need significantly less biomass than traditional stoves, the project effectively reduces harmful indoor pollutants that contribute towards global emissions and negatively impact human health.

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Musi Hydro Power, Indonesia

VERRA

As one of the largest REDD+ projects in Africa, Kariba Forest Protection preserves over 784,000 hectares of lush forest on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Connecting four national parks and eight safari reserves, the project forms a vast biodiversity corridor which protects a plethora of endangered and endemic species, including four out of Africa's famous 'big five'. Community development is at the heart of the initiative, with a strong focus on building sustainable forest-friendly livelihoods that can thrive long after the project is gone.

1 In line with Equip Outdoor Technologies' continuous strive to gain an even more granular and detailed visibility on their environmental footprint, and to embrace the latest industry leading practices and indexes, the company re-assessed and adjusted their 2019 and 2020 GHG footprints to 24,721 tCO2e and 17,091 tCO2e respectively whilst compensating all their residual emissions.