As a global organisation, it’s important that we understand the impact that our business has on communities and environments that we operate in. Steel Blue’s ANZ operations are now carbon neutral. Steel Blue has achieved Scope 3 Climate Active Certification for its Australian and New Zealand business operations. This is an independent verification of achieving net zero emissions. Steel Blue is the first safety boot manufacturer in Australia to receive the Climate Active Certification.
Climate Active is an Australian Government-backed initiative that awards certification to businesses and organisations that have credibly reached a state of net zero emissions. The Scope 3 certification is the highest level of Climate Active Certification and requires businesses to account for emissions factors including, but not limited to, employee commutes, upstream and downstream transportation and distribution, the collection of raw materials, and 3rd party business services.
Steel Blue has been working toward carbon neutrality across business and supply chains since 2019. To receive the Climate Active Certification, Steel Blue accounted for emissions and impacts both upstream and downstream of the business’s value chain. It reduced those emissions as far as possible and offset the rest by investing in projects in Western Australia and Indonesia – the two areas where Steel Blue operates and manufactures Steel Blue boots for the global market.