Grove Collaborative is an e-commerce retailer and certified B-corp that sells natural household and personal care beauty products. Sustainability is ingrained in their organizational DNA and they believe that staying true to their eco-friendly identity is critical to maintaining customer trust.
Grove publishes an annual sustainability report that highlights their climate initiatives and provides transparent information on their sustainability journey. Included in the report is their current emissions profile, reduction targets, and the progress they have made toward those targets.
When Grove began tracking their emissions, they used spreadsheets to house the data and perform their calculations. They were able to get estimations of their emissions but felt that they didn’t have the data accuracy that they needed.
- Improve the accuracy and validity of their Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions data
- Publish an annual sustainability report with a detailed summary of their emission reduction initiatives and third party validation of their emissions data
- Champion sustainability in the household and personal care market
The Grove team has a wide breadth of knowledge across sustainability practices, but they needed a partner that could provide carbon management software alongside comprehensive services so they could deepen their knowledge and impact in emissions management, reporting, and reduction.
Grove began working with Optera in 2019. They transitioned their emissions data from spreadsheets into Optera’s ESG Insights software, building out a comprehensive database of their scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions – including data from their supply chain and use of sold products.
Grove now uses this data to write detailed descriptions of their current carbon emissions, reduction targets, and progress to date. The Optera services team audits all of their emissions data and provides Grove with the data confidence they need to publish their sustainability report and demonstrate to customers that they are authentically pursuing their mission.
If you would like to learn more about Grove’s sustainability program, we encourage you to review their 2022-2023 Sustainability Report and jump to page 24 to review information about their GHG emissions.