LOWERING OUR IMPACT
In 2020 we began replacing our plastic packaging with recyclable FSC-certified paper bags. By doing so, we’ve already reduced our plastic use from outgoing e-commerce shipments by roughly 2400kg. We’ve also taken steps to improve the type of plastics our vendors use when working with our products. So far 14% of our plastic for incoming shipments from our garment vendors is recycled or biodegradable.
We measure carbon emissions from the electricity used at our Swedish stores – which comes from renewable hydropower sources – and globally from the fuel consumed by our inbound and outbound transports. Our total carbon emissions from these sources has decreased from 719 tonnes of CO2e in 2019 to 526 tonnes of CO2e in 2020, representing a decrease of 27%, which is partly related to a decrease in incoming transport due to lower orders from our suppliers.
While we recognise that we still have a long way to go, these changes help us work towards reducing our annual carbon impact.
FACTS & FIGURES
FROM FIBRE TO FINISH
In 2020, we continued our partnership that began in 2018 with TrusTrace: a groundbreaking digital platform based on blockchain technology that provides supply chain and transparency tools to accelerate sustainability. With TrusTrace, we can trace the supply chain of a garment back to the raw materials. The system also helps us analyze environmental and social concerns in our supply chain.