Carbon Footprint Action Plan

Cascade Designs, Inc. is committed to progressing towards climate neutrality. Like our favorite outdoor adventures, this requires knowledge, planning, and great partners.


Cascade Designs estimates its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using Change Climate Project’s BEE (Brand Emissions Estimate) tool. This tool follows the conventions of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and uses data from trusted sources to estimate our climate impacts based on the value of the products we produce.

In 2023 our estimated Greenhouse Gas Emissions were 40,203 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tC02e).

  • 1,413 tC02e were “direct” emissions created from activities such as burning fuel in company vehicles (referred to as Scope 1 emissions).
  • 762 tC02e were “indirect” emissions from the generation of energy we purchased for our offices, warehouses, and to operate our own manufacturing facilities (Scope 2 emissions).
  • 38,068 tC02e were all other indirect emissions and comprise the greatest share of our carbon footprint. These are the emissions associated with making and transporting the raw materials and products we purchase, the equipment and tools we manufacture with, shipping products to our customers, business travel, employee commuting, and more (Scope 3 emissions).


We use our carbon footprint estimates to identify and target parts of our business that have the greatest effectiveness in reducing our climate impacts.

We have set GHG reduction targets aligned with the standards of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Science-aligned targets are consistent with the level of decarbonization required to prevent the worst effects of climate change by keeping global temperature increase below 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures.

Our goal is to achieve a 45% GHG emission reduction compared to our 2021 baseline by 2030 and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.


We have environmental impact checks in our product development process and pursue lower-carbon materials and processes in our own facilities and with our supply chain partners. We also pursue energy efficiency and promote renewable energy throughout our supply chain.

We are active members of the Outdoor Industry Association’s Climate Action Corps, networking with and learning from other outdoor industry companies as we work together to protect our shared spaces.