About - New - Tradewater

Our Mission

Tradewater’s mission is to improve our environment and create economic opportunity through the collection, control, and destruction of potent, high impact greenhouse gases.

Tradewater believes that a company committed to cleaning up the environment can be just as successful – if not more so – than a company that achieves its goals without regard to environmental impact.

We are building Tradewater to prevent the emission of 3 million tons of greenhouse gases annually. All of our work is measured and verified by third-party auditors, resulting in high quality carbon offset credits.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tradewater opposes systemic and institutional discrimination in all its forms, especially based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion. We are committed to be an antiracist company – to be deliberate in recognizing our biases and to do our best to conduct our business in ways that are unbiased, that promote equity, and that overcome injustice and discrimination. We will use our power and resources to develop practices for hiring, training, procurement, and project development that seek to build a more equitable and just community. We will track and analyze our impact on the communities in which we work, and on the Tradewater community itself, and seek to make positive and lasting contributions.

Issues of social justice are directly linked to our mission to fight climate change. The climate crisis is a human rights issue. It is a justice issue. People of color, indigenous people, and other people impoverished or marginalized by systemic and institutional discrimination are particularly vulnerable to its effects. Like social justice issues, environmental abuse continues because of denial, neglect, and out of fear that addressing these problems will have dire economic consequences. We believe the opposite.

Tradewater will fulfill its mission to collect and destroy greenhouse gases in ways that simultaneously create economic opportunity. We will approach our work from the standpoint that correcting injustice and preventing on-going degradation will lead to healthier communities and bring about important and distributed economic development benefits.

Company History

Our Impact

5,786,824 tons of CO2e destroyed to date

More than 1,476,301 pounds of CFCs destroyed to date

Each CFC molecule destroyed saves 100,000 ozone molecules

62 projects credited by the American Carbon Registry

3 projects credited by VERRA

55 projects credited by the California Air Resources Board

Projects developed on three continents

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Over $35.2 million invested in communities

A total of 114 verifications completed

Project Types

Our projects help prevent runaway climate change by removing potent gases before they leak into our atmosphere. They are a key part of the IPCC’s pathway to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Learn more about Why This Work Matters Now.

Refrigerants

Our refrigerant projects are conducted pursuant to scientifically reviewed protocols established by the California Air Resources Board, American Carbon Registry, and VERRA, and each project is independently audited to ensure full compliance. This work is ranked the number one approach to fight accelerated global warming, according to Drawdown.

Halons

Halons are up to 6,900 times more potent than CO2 and are ozone depleting substances. The remaining halons in the world are estimated to equal roughly 300 million tons of CO2.

Methane: Oil & Gas Wells

Methane accounts for 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Methane is 84 times more potent than CO2 and is a short-lived climate pollutant that accelerates climate change in the short term. There are millions of unplugged abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells leaking methane around the world.

Methane: Mines

Our mine methane projects destroy methane from abandoned coal mines following protocols established by the California Air Resources Board and are independently audited.

Successful verification of 100% of our projects