// Online marketplace Depop becomes a certified climate-neutral company
// The business has now successfully offset all material sources of scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions
Depop has officially been certified as a climate-neutral company by leading climate solutions provider South Pole.
In February, the online fashion marketplace unveiled a new sustainable fashion plan to reshape fashion consumption, which included becoming a climate-neutral company by the end of 2021.
In a statement, the business said that it has now successfully offset all material sources of scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions, with the South Pole certificate for 2021 covering 100 per cent of material scope 1-3 emissions during 2020.
Depop has also been retroactively offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping since January 2020, which has now been expanded 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.
Depop global head of sustainability Justine Porterie 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.”
South Pole regional director Bethan Halls 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.”
In addition, this month Depop also became 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.