11. Usage of Natural Resources

The company discloses the extent to which natural resources are used for the company’s business activities. Possible options here are materials, the input and output of water, soil, waste, energy, land and biodiversity as well as emissions for the life cycles of products and services.

Our philosophy at Fenix is to continually improve our eco-profile of materials used for our products. Recycled, organic, ecological, biodegradable or recyclable materials are not just lofty wishes. Our brands and their employees are working to find solutions that are less harmful to the environment, yet assure the high-quality of our products.

We have defined goals regarding the materials we use for our products within the Fenix Way (pp. 42 - 43). These include a recycling strategy, the reduction of toxic substances, water usage, or waste and are set until 2020. The progress is internally monitored by the CSO and the responsible CEO as well as by the Sustainability Manager Energy and Environment. Impact categories like primary energy use, emissions and water needed are reported in the CSR Report. When looking at natural resources we have identified risks regarding the availability of materials, quality and the use of fossil based materials. Price shifts may require changes in the business model or in product design. Subsequently, we have decided to switch to organic and recycled materials whenever possible.

Moreover, global challenges are tackled in cooperation with our suppliers. As the response rate increases, we believe that our data get more and more sound. Nevertheless, we are striving to more profound set of data encouraging our suppliers to submit and share the Higg Facility Environmental Modul.

For more information see CSR Report 2018, pp. 13-21, 29.

12. Resource Management

The company discloses what qualitative and quantitative goals it has set itself with regard to its resource efficiency, in particular its use of renewables, the increase in raw material productivity and the reduction in the usage of ecosystem services, which measures and strategies it is pursuing to this end, how these are or will be achieved, and where it sees there to be risks.

Fenix Outdoor and its entities jointly base their actions on the following aspects:

• Reducing CO2 emissions, including energy efficiency measures in all major Fenix locations, and retro-fitting in stores
• Improving our selection of sustainable materials (in collaboration with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition) and applying the Higg Index suite of tools (e.g. the Material Sustainability Index, Design and Development Module, Product Footprint tool, etc.)
• Extending our partnership with a textile recycler (I:Collect) and developing our own packaging and logistics project
• Strengthening our suppliers’ application of the Higg Index Facility Environmental Module (FEM)
• Continuing to eliminate hazardous chemicals and continuously updating the groupwide Chemicals Guidelines
• Furthering the use of consumer-facing information/scoring systems in our supply chain management and retail business.

As stated earlier: for us the risks from Climate Change and unsustainable resource exploitation rank highest on the agenda.

Key Performance Indicators to criteria 11 to 12

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-301-1: Materials used
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total weight or volume of materials that are used to produce and package the organization’s primary products and services during the reporting period, by:
i. non-renewable materials used;
ii. renewable materials used.

See table in CSR Report 2018, pp. 15-17

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-302-1: Energy consumption
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total fuel consumption within the organization from non-renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.

b. Total fuel consumption within the organization from renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.

c. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity consumption
ii. heating consumption
iii. cooling consumption
iv. steam consumption

d. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity sold
ii. heating sold
iii. cooling sold
iv. steam sold

e. Total energy consumption within the organization, in joules or multiples.

f. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

g. Source of the conversion factors used.

See table in CSR Report 2018, p. 21

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-302-4: Reduction of energy consumption
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Amount of reductions in energy consumption achieved as a direct result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, in joules or multiples.

b. Types of energy included in the reductions; whether fuel, electricity, heating, cooling, steam, or all.

c. Basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption, such as base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.

d. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

See  CSR Report 2018, pp. 14-15

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-303-3: Water withdrawal
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total water withdrawal from all areas in megaliters, and a breakdown of this total by the following sources, if applicable:
i. Surface water;
ii. Groundwater;
iii. Seawater;
iv. Produced water;
v. Third-party water.

b. Total water withdrawal from all areas with water stress in megaliters, and a breakdown of this total by the following sources, if applicable:
i. Surface water;
ii. Groundwater;
iii. Seawater;
iv. Produced water;
v. Third-party water, and a breakdown of this total by the withdrawal sources listed in i-iv.

c. A breakdown of total water withdrawal from each of the sources listed in Disclosures 303-3-a and 303-3-b in megaliters by the following categories:
i. Freshwater (≤1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids);
ii. Other water (>1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids).

d. Any contextual information necessary to understand how the data have been compiled, such as any standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.

See CSR Report 2018, p. 15

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-306-2: Waste
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total weight of hazardous waste, with a breakdown by the following disposal methods where applicable:
i. Reuse
ii. Recycling
iii. Composting
iv. Recovery, including energy recovery
v. Incineration (mass burn)
vi. Deep well injection
vii. Landfill
viii. On-site storage
ix. Other (to be specified by the organization)

b. Total weight of non-hazardous waste, with a breakdown by the following disposal methods where applicable:
i. Reuse
ii. Recycling
iii. Composting
iv. Recovery, including energy recovery
v. Incineration (mass burn)
vi. Deep well injection
vii. Landfill
iii. On-site storage
ix. Other (to be specified by the organization)

c. How the waste disposal method has been determined:
i. Disposed of directly by the organization, or otherwise directly confirmed
ii. Information provided by the waste disposal contractor
iii. Organizational defaults of the waste disposal contractor

See table in CSR Report 2018, p. 15

13. Climate-Relevant Emissions

The company discloses the GHG emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol or standards based on it and states the goals it has set itself to reduce emissions, as well as its results thus far.

Climate change is still considered to be one of the key environmental challenges for the survival of the planet and the stability of societies. In November 2017, the UN climate change conference took place in Bonn, Germany. Progress was made concerning verbal commitments, but we also saw the reemergence of suspicion and conspiracy theories surrounding the issue. With the COP 23 in 2018 in Katowice we now see a firt attempt to convert commitments into action.

In 2018, the Group’s overall carbon dioxide equivalents (t CO2e) amounted to 9.292 (2017: 11,493 t CO2e), including energy consumption, shipments, business travel and commutes, but excluding contractors. Although we had an increase of locations and a continuing growth of business, the absolute CO2e emissions decreased. This is mainly due to reduced air freight to and from our central warehouse (by 43 per cent) as well as retrofitting of the stores. 'Green power’ is used at the flagship store in Amsterdam and in the operations in Germany, Sweden and Finland’. In Vierkirchen, Germany, the location is heated with biogas from a neighboring organic farm.

We have set the goal to reduce 25 % of our CO2 emissions as compared to 2012.
Emission reduction efforts include among other efforts:
- Retro-fitting stores with more efficient lighting, smart facility heating and cooling concepts
• Reducing CO2e allowances for corporate cars
• Improved or new machinery in our own production facilities
• Investment in insulation
• Developing new locations
• Designing efficient production procedures.

Key Performance Indicators to criteria 13

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-1: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3 or all.

c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.

g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

See CSR Report 2018, p. 21

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-2: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross location-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. If applicable, gross market-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

c. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.

g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

See CSR Report 2018, p. 21

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-3: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

d. Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions categories and activities included in the calculation.

e. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

f. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

See CSR Report 2018, p. 21

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-5: Reduction of GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

c. Base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.

d. Scopes in which reductions took place; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).

e. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

See CSR Report 2018, pp. 14-15, 21