Cut CO2 from our own operations
We want to reduce our environmental impact. One of the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint is by looking at our own operations. In line with the international standard (GHG protocol), we will start by monitoring the carbon emissions from our own operations and then we will implement initiatives to cut our CO2 emissions in half by 2025. Concurrently, the initiatives will be closely monitored for a longer period to evaluate the actual effect on CO2 e. We are determined to reduce the environmental impact caused by our operation and act more responsible going forward.
Carbon footprint across the supply chain
Sustainability will need to be considered in every part of Actona Group. To make an impact our whole organisation must show authentic and holistic behaviour. Therefore, we acknowledge that CO2 is not just linked to our direct operation but extends into our supply chain. Therefore, we want to encourage all Actona Group supply chain stakeholders to act responsibly. However, for us to set the scene and encourage both upstream and downstream, we need to map the CO2 emitted in our supply chain activities.
Waste is an unavoidable part of all operations, and it simply just makes sense to recycle waste. When materials are recycled it does not end up in landfills, but it also reduces the need for new material and thus reduces greenhouse gas emissions. That is why our target is to ensure that we recycle more waste from our production internally and the waste we do not reuse internally must be upcycled for new purposes externally i.e., creating new products. We already reuse the foam waste from our upholstery production at our Chinese and Ukrainian factories internally for new purposes.
Our products must go from A to B via sea or road. Shipping empty space has a big environmental impact and for years we have worked with load optimisation to minimise empty space. Now we will focus on rethinking our packaging so that we can load more products into each container, thereby shipping fewer containers and saving CO2 e. When we are able to transport a higher amount of goods but with a reduced number of containers, we will reduce the impact caused by our transportation considerably.