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.
We at Fenix Outdoor did not stop working on our climate strategy and targets during the past year. We published internal GHG reports on brand, retail and common services level, helping us to identify areas for improvement, create action plans and integrate climate action further in our day-to-day business. We actively take part in the working groups within the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (FICCA), the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA) and the OIA’s Climate Action Corps. Considering our own operations and business activities in 2021, our overall carbon dioxide equivalents (t CO2 e) amounted to 113 115 t CO2 e (2020: 64 635 t). Our key climate-relevant emissions sources are energy consumption from our owned and operated locations, production of our products (esp. raw materials and energy consumption from our suppliers) as well as transport and distribution. Due to the complexity of our supply chain the main challenge is to make sure that emissions accounting is complete and specific. For example, the emissions from our purchased fabric need to be calculated based on average emission factors through the MSI. Another challenge is to implement reduction measures in the supply chain.
Our climate strategy covers two main goals:
- 40% reduction of our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 (2019 baseline)
- 50% reduction of CO2e per product produced by 2025 (2019 baseline, considering purchased goods and services and T&D)
We report our emissions for all Scopes in line with the GHG protocol.
Emission reduction efforts in 2021 include but are not limited to:
- Extended use of green energy in our eastern European and North American locations by investing in energy attribute certificates
- Energy efficiency measures in our Frilufts retail stores and our production sites (see respective chapters for details)
- Taking part in the Green Business Bureau Campaign in the US to benchmark our locations’ performance and identify improvement potential
- Pilot testing an internal carbon fee for extraordinary air freight deliveries with a price of 100 EUR per t CO2 e
- Increasing our brand targets for more sustainable material sourcing and executing on those
- Digitalization and optimization of accounting processes
- Continued change to LED when lighting needs to be repaired in existing locations.