We are a climate neutral company

As part of our ongoing commitment to reducing the ecological impact of our business, the Pilot Pen Company (UK) Ltd has committed to being a Climate neutral company. This means that we have calculated our greenhouse gas emissions, and we are continuously looking to reduce them and offset unavoidable emissions through carbon offset projects.

Climate Partner Offset Cycle

The steps we have taken

1. Calculated our carbon emissions

Together with ClimatePartner we have calculated our CCF - Corporate Carbon Footprint. This includes emissions from sources such as energy and heating, business travel, office supplies and everything else that we produce in the operation of our company.

2. Avoid and reduce emissions

Our CCF calculation shows us where we need to reduce our carbon emissions. We update it every year to monitor our progress and identify additional areas for improvement.

3. Carbon offset

Unfortunately, for the time being, some emissions remain unavoidable. We continuously offset them by supporting a project from the ClimatePartner portfolio: Clean Oceans Plastic Bank, Worldwide,

4.  Created transparency

By using our label stating that we are a "climate neutral company" and the ID number, you can track our climate neutrality through the ClimatePartner ID tracking tool:

How we offset our carbon emissions

As well as the avoidance and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, offsetting is also a vital step in climate action. Without offsetting, the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Convention is not achievable at present - we do not yet have the necessary technologies to reduce all emissions drastically enough to meet this target. Investing in carbon offset projects also promotes sustainable development in the Southern hemisphere, so that economic progress is not dictated by investment in and use of fossil fuels.

(Image courtesy of Clean oceans Plastic Bank, Worldwide)

Clean oceans

Plastic Bank, Worldwide


As a climate neutral company, we support the following carbon offset project

Clean oceans Plastic Bank, Worldwide,

By investing in this project, we also support the realisation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, such as the fight against poverty and/or the improvement of living conditions in emerging and developing


Keeping plastic waste from entering the oceans

Over 8 million tons of plastic waste end up in the sea every year. Especially developing countries often lack infrastructure for proper waste disposal. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish.

(Image courtesy of Clean oceans Plastic Bank, Worldwide)

Money for plastic - this is the approach taken by the Plastic Bank. In Haiti, Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines, people collect plastic waste. At local collection points, they can exchange it for money, food, drinking water, cell phone credit or even school fees. The project makes sure that less plastic ends up in the sea. Instead, it is recycled and turned into so-called Social Plastic, which serves as raw material for new products such as packaging. The carbon offset is done via a Gold Standard project, a wind farm in the Philippines: or a wind power project in Aruba: For each compensated tonne of CO2, 10 kg of plastic waste is collected.

How do clean oceans contribute to climate protection?

The ocean stores a quarter of the CO2 from the atmosphere and even 93 percent of the heat caused by the greenhouse effect - making it a major brake on climate change.


Warming, overfishing, pollutants and waste endanger this balancing function. Several initiatives prevent plastic waste from entering the sea and thus indirectly protect the climate. Because these activities do not generate vertified emission reductions, ClimatePartner supports ocean protection initiatives in combination with internationally recognized carbon offset projects. This allows for climate neutrality and ocean protection at the same time.

Image from Climate Partner Project Number 1087 Clean oceans Plastic Bank, Worldwide

(Image courtesy of Clean oceans Plastic Bank, Worldwide)

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Click on any of the icons to below to learn about how the Clean Oceans Plastic bank contributes to 14 of the United Nations "Sustainable Development Goals".