Impact

What if Mother Nature could enable us to protect her and ourselves?

What if we are more deeply connected to Mother Nature than we thought? From its inception, Checkerspot was designed to work with Nature to bring high performance solutions to life.

The Butterfly Effect

The Checkerspot butterfly is a constant reminder that small changes can have massive impacts.

That small actions can have large effects. Learn below how we are taking action and driving towards a post-petroleum future and how you can join us.

IT'S IN OUR mRNA

Founded as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2016, Checkerspot is committed to higher standards of purpose, accountability and transparency.

As disclosed in our Certificate of Incorporation, our purpose is to achieve the following public benefits:

These benefits inform all the decisions on how we make our materials, what is in our products and how our products and operations impact our local and global communities.

BIOMANUFACTURING X MANUFACTURING

How We Make Our Materials

Biotechnology and manufacturing industries have become siloed resulting in an innovation and application gap. By harnessing the innovation of biomanufacturing, we are able to make our materials with less waste and GHG emissions while also promoting environmental stewardship with renewable energy.

Our Alamada HQ is run on 100% renewable electricity (wind generated) and our Design Lab in Salt Lake City uses 100% renewable energy (solar electricity and renewable natural gas).

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MATERIALS MATTER

What is in our products

Microalgae is the progenitor of all higher plants. Every microalgal cell is a natural oil producing power house. Microalgae oil from biomanufacturing provides these superior inputs in the form of a renewable carbon source with a high proportion of desired molecules and, in return, produces the most sustainable oil in the world, with a significantly lower carbon footprint than petroleum or other plant based oils.

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Sustainability Should Not Be Exclusive

How our products and operations impact our local communities

We believe in the democratization of our materials and tools for innovative product development for the betterment of local communities. Open handed innovation is key to creating long lasting impact and tackling the climate crisis.

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We are proud to be a B Corp™

“It is rewarding to work toward something which is at once very quantifiable, but that allows us to continually improve year on year as our business grows and evolves. We see this as a strong validation of our chosen path, bringing new, more sustainable, high performance materials to consumers and other industries that are better for the planet. We are proud to be joining the B Corp community who have committed to using business as a force for good.”

– Scott Franklin, CSO and co-founder of Checkerspot



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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We are committed to a thriving global community

In recognition of our role within a larger global context and after considering the best fit and overlap with the public benefits disclosed in our Certificate of Incorporation, we have chosen to actively work toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG 9, SDG 12, and SDG 13.





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