Corporate social responsibility is a key component of Xometry’s culture and social mission. Implementing a carbon offset program allows Xometry to expand our reach beyond state lines to make a global impact. Xometry has been offsetting the carbon footprint of shipping parts to our customers since early 2020. In December 2020, Xometry began offering customers a turnkey option to offset up to 100% of the carbon footprint of the entire custom manufacturing process for their orders. This includes the carbon emissions involved in raw material extraction and processing, the transportation of materials and goods along the supply chain, the energy consumed in fabrication, and the operations of the manufacturer.
Carbon offsetting is when a company invests in a project that reduces or negates the amount of CO2 released into the environment from its business activities.
The Xometry Instant Quoting Engine calculates each order's estimated carbon footprint and the cost to offset the emissions. Customers have the option to offset 0%, 50%, or 100% of the emissions produced by manufacturing the parts by buying carbon offset credits that we then pass along to trusted environmental impact organizations. These include The National Forest Foundation, which helps plant trees, and Dot Neutral, an organization that matches businesses with carbon emission offset initiatives, including creating renewable solar and wind energy.
Xometry takes on 100% of the cost of offsetting the carbon footprint of the delivery of parts and products to our customers. Through our partnership with Dot Neutral, each time a package is shipped from Xometry divisions (including Xometry Supplies, Xometry Custom Manufacturing, and Xometry Finishing Services), Dot Neutral charges Xometry a fee. That money is invested in an initiative to reduce or offset the carbon emissions up to 100%.
The carbon offset program is a small initiative making a big global impact. This chart shows how much carbon has been off-set to-date, and an example of what that impact could look like.
Xometry is currently sponsoring a wind farm in Texas, with 100% of carbon offsetting dollars going to this initiative.
There is no charge to our Manufacturing Suppliers or customers for the carbon offset of shipping the parts to customers. Customers can choose to offset the carbon footprint of their custom part creation directly in the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine℠.
The calculations above are determined using the EPA’s greenhouse gas calculator