We are a dynamic organization, one that evolves in sync with both people and planet. Progressing with a sense of ownership over our impact means we lead by example and contribute beyond what is asked of us. Whether it is providing disaster relief, striving for climate neutrality, or donating to communities in need – we've made it our mission to define success not solely by profit, but by the impact we create on the world and its people.
Goal Zero was born from a belief that a lack of resources should never limit human potential. Each year we commit to putting a portion of our profits towards funding projects around the world, from Navajo Nation right in our own backyard to providing relief to people impacted by natural disasters. Our goal is to work with communities to learn about their most critical needs and provide a sustainable source of power to promote their success.
For more than a decade we have responded to natural disasters directly with product donations and employee volunteers, as well as partnered with disaster relief organizations to offer discounts to those impacted by long-term power outages.
We acknowledge the lack of diversity across race, ethnicity, and gender in the outdoor recreation and tech industries. Moving forward, we’re expanding our impact program to partner with organizations dedicated to enabling access for underrepresented communities in outdoor recreation and increasing youth participation and education in STEM fields.
Labor & Human Rights
We require all our factories to comply with a list of standards around labor and living conditions; health and safety; wage and benefits; and juvenile worker protections. We hire a third party to perform audits and ensure compliance. If factories don’t comply, we work with them to fix it. If they don’t implement the necessary changes, we’ll find a new manufacturing partner.
Taking action to reduce our carbon footprint is crucial. For 2020, our goal was to achieve carbon neutrality for all our inbound and outbound shipments. We achieved this goal by partnering with Carbonfund.org to offset 100% of carbon emissions generated from all inbound and outbound shipping operations.
Our products present a new way forward in sustainable, portable power and eliminate the need for fume-emitting gas generators. For our power solutions to be truly sustainable, however, we must examine the impact generated every step of the way—from production to packaging to end-of-life. In addition to our ongoing practice of recycling batteries that return to our warehouse, we made progress in 2020 on a new goal to reduce the amount of virgin materials used in our packaging.
Shifting the sustainability mindset to our immediate environment, we’re looking at the ways in which we can reduce impact throughout our offices and warehouse. To start, we partnered with Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Energy program in 2020 to support renewable energy generation. As of August 2020, all corporate HQ and warehouse power usage is renewable.