FAGUO’s consolidated Bilan Carbone® in 2015 was 1,414 tCO2e, equal to around:
– 76 tCO2e per employee
– 288 tCO2e per million euros of turnover
– 6.7 tCO2e per unit produced.
The breakdown of greenhouse gas emissions according to budget items are presented later.
Greenhouse gas emissions
|End of life||69.0||5%|
|Excluding end of life||1,344.53|
Inputs and freight represent 84% of greenhouse gas emissions generated by the business in 2015. These two items will therefore be subject to detailed analysis as part of the action plan.
FOCUS ON THE “INPUTS” ITEM
Emissions generated by inputs (raw material, packaging, subcontracting, supplies, etc.) reached 1,051 tCO2e, or nearly 3/4 of FAGUO’s consolidated Bilan Carbone®.
In 2015, FAGUO consumed nearly:
- 145 tonnes of raw materials to produce our products (cotton, leather, suede, rubber, etc.)
- 67 tonnes of packaging, be it primary, secondary or tertiary (cardboard, poly bag, tissue paper, etc.). Raw materials alone account for nearly half of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions for this fiscal year
FOCUS ON THE “FREIGHTS” ITEM
Goods transport is broken down into two phases:
- Incoming freight corresponds to transport from production units (China, Vietnam, Portugal, and France) to warehouses (Le Havre and Shenzhen).
- Outgoing freight corresponds to transport from warehouses to FAGUO customers (e-shop, shops in France, Europe, and abroad).
In 2015, greenhouse gas emissions generated by freight reached 143 tCO2e, equal to 10% of the company’s consolidated Bilan Carbone®.
Shipping a pair of LARCH shoes (transported from Portugal by lorry) emits around 664 gCO2e, equal to around 50% more than transporting a pair of WATTLE or CYPRESS shoes, shipped for the most part by boat from Vietnam.
FOCUS ON THE “TRAVEL” ITEM
Greenhouse gas emissions generated by travel reached nearly 128 tCO2e, equal to 9% of the consolidated.
Bilan Carbone®. In 2015:
- Employees travelled around 43,000 kilometres as part of their home-work commutes, of which around 96% were made by public transport.
- Nearly 540,000 kilometres were travelled in business trips, of which over a third by plane.
COMPARATIVE CARBON IMPACT BY PRODUCT
The carbon footprints shown below only take into account raw materials. They exclude products’ packaging, shipping, use, and end of life.
These carbon footprints depend essentially on the item’s weight and the amount of cotton used in their manufacture. Greenhouse gas emissions generated by the production and transformation of this raw material are indeed particularly high: 11,000 kgCO2e/kg (equal to 2 times more than leather, 5 times more than EVA and 7 times more than rubber).
FOCUS ON CYPRESS
Using raw materials (cotton, rubber, glue, etc.) in manufacturing CYPRESS causes the emission of around 291 tCO2e, equal to 2.63 kgCO2e per pair.
Cotton represents 19% of the shoe’s weight (upper and insole) but 55% of greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, rubber (sole) represents 56% of the shoe’s weight but only 23% of its carbon footprint.
CARBON SEQUESTERED BY PLANTING
The 209,518 trees planted in 2015 by FAGUO helped sequester around 1780 tCO2e per year, or more than the greenhouse gases emitted by the company’s business activities.