CLIF Kid® Becomes Climate Neutral Certified

Bridget Thorpe
April 20, 2023
Clif Bar, the makers of CLIF Kid® today announced that its kid snack bar brand has become Climate Neutral Certified, continuing the brand’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint from the field to the final product.

CLIF Kid® Becomes First Kids Snack Bar Brand to be Climate Neutral Certified 

In Honor of the Certification and in Celebration of Earth Month, CLIF Kid Joins Forces with Key Partners  Including Climate Kids and Tommy Caldwell to Evoke “Climate Hope” Among Families  

Emeryville, CA (April 20, 2023) Clif Bar, the makers of CLIF Kid® today announced that its kid snack bar  brand has achieved the milestone of becoming Climate Neutral Certified, an important accomplishment,  which further builds on Clif Bar’s longtime sustainability program. 

With this news, CLIF Kid becomes the first kids’ snack bar brand to achieve this important certification,  continuing the brand’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint from the field to the final  product. CLIF Kid joins the growing movement of brands attaining the Climate Neutral Certified  standard, which is achieved by measuring its annual greenhouse gas emissions and taking action to  reduce and compensate for all remaining emissions through verified offset projects that provide both  environmental and social benefits, such as reducing fossil fuel use to improve air quality and the health  of local communities. 

Climate Neutral Certified is the leading consumer label for climate neutrality. It is earned by  organizations that are taking responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions generated by the  production and delivery of their goods and services. Carbon labeling has become increasingly vital for  brands to demonstrate accountability, provide education about greenhouse gas emissions and earn  consumer trust.  

“At Clif Bar, we’re inspired by the challenge of running a business that strives to help create a healthier,  more sustainable world,” said Sarah Beaubien, Senior Director of Impact & Sustainability, Clif Bar. “This  achievement for our CLIF Kid brand further reinforces our commitment to climate action by working to  

address our greenhouse gas emissions both now and into the future. We are proud to feature Climate  Neutral Certification on the CLIF Kid packaging to help our consumers make informed choices for their  kids and the planet.”  

Sustainability is a core commitment of what CLIF Kid stands for – from supporting organic farming to  becoming Climate Neutral Certified, CLIF Kid strives to help protect the planet for kids today as well as  for generations. Beaubien added, “CLIF Kid believes that kids thrive when they can play outdoors, and  that we need to provide a healthy planet for them to play on and to grow the food to fuel that play.”  

“CLIF Kid is a part of so many families’ day to day adventures. Unfortunately, so is climate change,” said  Austin Whitman, CEO of Climate Neutral. “It’s compelling to see CLIF Kid recognize that connection, by  making the climate a focus of their brand and products. We know their team has been focused on  sustainability for decades, and we are delighted to be a part of this exciting next step as the CLIF Kid team demonstrates immediate climate action is both possible and critically important.”  

CLIF Kid Earth Month Partners 

Expanding on the brand’s commitment to sustainable business operations and in celebration of its Climate Neutral Certification, CLIF Kid is inspiring families to reduce their climate impact by  incorporating small but important actions into their daily lives. Through partnership with Climate Kids, CLIF Kid is highlighting resources that provide small steps families can take together, including  cultivating truthful conversations and nurturing a love for the health of our planet. You can visit clifbar.com/clif-kid-climate-neutral-certified to learn more.  

Additionally, CLIF Kid is tapping longtime CLIF athlete partner and eco-activist Tommy Caldwell to share  a parent’s perspective and approach to conversations around climate-hope and eco-action for families. 

“As an athlete who is very passionate about the environment, and as a parent, it’s important to me that  brands like CLIF Kid demonstrate a clear commitment to bettering our planet,” said Tommy Caldwell.  “I’m proud to support CLIF Kid in helping educate families this Earth Month on ways to be more  environmentally-focused and instill a sense of ‘climate hope’ within the home. It’s my belief that a child  who develops a passion for the planet at an early age will carry that with them for the rest of their life.” 

To learn more about Climate Neutral and its community of Climate Neutral Certified brands, visit  climateneutral.org. To learn more about the CLIF Kid brand’s ongoing commitment to sustainability  follow @CLIFKid on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, and shop for CLIF Kid products, visit https://shop.clifbar.com/collections/clif-kid

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ABOUT CLIF BAR  

For more than 30 years, Clif Bar has crafted nutritious and organic food for CLIF®, CLIF Kid®, and LUNA®  and is committed to sustaining its people, community, planet, brands, and business. Clif Bar is part of  the Mondelēz International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) portfolio of brands empowering people to snack right  in over 150 countries around the world. With 2022 net revenues of approximately $31 billion, Mondelēz  is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Clif Bar, Oreo, Ritz, LU, and  Tate's Bake Shop biscuits and baked snacks, as well as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and  Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information about Clif Bar, please visit www.clifbar.com or  check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. 

ABOUT CLIMATE NEUTRAL 

A 501(c)3 nonprofit, Climate Neutral leads a global movement of individuals and companies to eliminate carbon emissions. Our label, Climate Neutral Certified, is a trusted, independent standard for climate neutrality. It empowers consumers to find brands that are leading on immediate climate action. All companies that get certified must reduce and compensate for all of their emissions from making and delivering products and services. Climate Neutral works with over 400 companies and their label can be found on millions of products worldwide. Join us at climateneutral.org 

ABOUT CLIMATE KIDS 

Climate Kids, a program of the Climate Science Alliance, educates youth on climate change through  science, art, and storytelling. The Climate Science Alliance works to safeguard natural and human  communities in the face of a changing climate by increasing awareness of climate change impacts,  promoting solutions, and facilitating actions. 

CLIF Kid PR Contact:

Katie Wade, kwade@clifbar.com 

Sandy Pfaff, spfaff@clifbar.com 

Climate Neutral PR Contact: 

Maddie Jarrard, press@climateneutral.org

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About the Author

Bridget Thorpe
Communications Manager

Bridget brings experience directing climate communications for entrepreneurial and global Fortune 500 brands. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Governance and is passionate about bringing sustainability narratives to life. Bridget lives in her Hawaii hometown. You’ll likely find her at the local bakery or frolicking outdoors with family and her dog Panda.

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