A GOAL FOR 2030
Because we totally rely on climatic health, we have developed a strategy to reduce our impact. The first step was to track our carbon footprint in 2020. This marks an important first step towards reducing our impact starting 2020 until 2030, leading us to reach irreducible (or residual) emissions we will offset by financing “negative emissions” projects to capture CO2 through regenerative agriculture, critically impacted forests management, or renewable energy development projects.
In the meantime, we’ll start contributing to a global carbon neutrality and work at becoming carbon neutral in 2025 by financing “negative emissions” projects outside of our value chain, and by developing low carbon emissions projects within our own value chain.
Our analysis and strategy are based on Net Zero Initiative, a project developed by Carbone 4. It explains our understanding of the climatic subject matter.Read more
CARBON FOOTPRINT KEY FIGURES
88% of our carbon impact comes from product manufacturing
7% from the transportation of goods
2% from our capital assets (buildings, utility vehicles, technologies)
1% from business travel
1% from internal daily energy consumption
1% from non-production purchasing
The impact of product manufacturing (production + transport) is
round trips from Paris to New York by plane!
The main indicator we will be following to reduce our impact monitors the average impact of our products on the environment, which is now
WHY ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
We depend upon nature. It is our playground, but it is also the fragile, unstable base of our business. We are standing on thin ice, and the human factors driving global climate change might put us at great risk in the coming decades. If it were the case, our business would no longer thrive. We must fight to protect nature and the ecosystems that are fundamental to our brand’s success.
This battle must be pursued in order to significantly reduce our impact on the climate; thus, we must align with the scientific recommendations from GIEC and the Paris Agreement signed by 195 countries on COP21 on 12th December 2015. The objective of these agreements is to “hold down the increase in mean temperature to not more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to limit the increase at 1.5°C.
If we do not follow through on these commitments, the impacts of climate change will severely touch our industry, forcing more than 40% of our ski resorts to shut down by 2050, and blocking 100 of the most beautiful mountaineering routes in Mont-Blanc, so dear to Gaston Rebuffat.
We must develop a bold measurement plan to reduce our carbon emissions and become Net Zero in 2030 to participate to global carbon neutrality.
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