Better business, better planet
It makes sense that a bicycle company would care about the environment. We make a product that provides a solution to many of the world’s most complex problems — congestion, public health, climate change. But for too long, cycling has been given an environmental pass. Even products that benefit people and the planet have an impact. And that’s an impact we need to address.
In 2021, we conducted our first emissions audit to better understand our footprint. We released a report about our findings and a plan to become a more sustainable global citizen. In 2023, we followed up with an even deeper into our emissions, company-wide carbon reduction goals, and new business practices.
Today at Trek, impact is part of every conversation. Explore our Sustainability Report for a close look at our emissions, our corporate goals, and the new ways we’re changing our business for a better planet.
Trek’s carbon reduction commitment
We’ve committed to ambitious near-term emissions reductions targets. Our commitment is company-wide and in line with Science Based Target Initiatives (SBTi). We plan to finish our goal-validation process with SBTi by the end of 2023.
Source all electricity from renewable sources by 2030
Reduce absolute scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2032*
*from a 2021 base year
How we’re changing the business of bikes
Trek’s headquarters and US manufacturing is powered entirely by renewable energy through validated Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). By 2030, we’ll be purchasing and retiring RECs for each of Trek’s owned facilities globally.
The Trek Foundation
The Trek Foundation protects land, develops trail systems for public use, and provides more riders access to great places to ride. This program has funded trails in seven locations, and we’re just getting started.
Reducing plastic packaging waste
We’ve redesigned our bike and aftermarket packaging to dramatically reduce single-use plastics. Since 2020, our new designs have helped us avoid the use of approximately 532,422 lbs. of plastic packaging waste annually.
We’re continuing to find many new opportunities to use recycled plastics on bikes and gear. Today, 38 of our products — including bottle cages, grip cores, textiles, and helmets — contain a percentage of recycled plastics.
Trek road and mountain apparel contains fabrics made from recycled bottles or textile waste, which has helped divert 54,945 lbs. of material from landfills.
Sharing the love
In 2022, nearly 14 million miles were ridden by BCycle users! Putting bike share systems where people need them is helping more riders choose the fun and convenience of riding over other more harmful modes of transportation.
Building a world of change
We believe bikes can make a world of difference, so we partner with many organizations that use bikes as a force for good for our planet and people. Through our support of PeopleForBikes, World Bicycle Relief, NICA, and others, we're advocating for meaningful change around the world.