We use established methods to understand the full extent of our carbon footprint. We calculate emissions using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and perform Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to understand where emissions occur during the life cycle of our clothing. The results of these calculations and assessments lay the foundation for our sustainability efforts. They help us understand what actions we should take, and how to prioritise for the best possible effect.
The GHG Protocol is a widely used method for identifying emissions. Categorised into three different scopes, this allows us to measure and manage emissions from our own operations, as well as from our value chain.
We perform LCAs on a number of our products. The standardised method, ISO 14040/44:2006, is used to assess the environmental impact of a product or service throughout its entire life cycle, from cradle to grave. An LCA typically covers 15 integrated categories of environmental impact. Although all the parameters are important, we usually only report on the water scarcity and carbon footprint.
To maintain focus on reducing our environmental impact, we have set climate targets in line with science and the Paris Agreement in all three scopes of the Green House Gas (GHG) protocol. The Paris Agreement is a UN framework aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Our GHG calculations show that 99% of our carbon footprint can be found in scope 3. This means that in order to reduce our impact and reach our goals, we need to collaborate with our suppliers. Through our Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), we have learnt the following.
*Our LCAs are based on a Swedish user scenario, meaning that these figures may vary from country to country.
Employees are our greatest asset and we do our utmost to be an attractive employer. Our highest priority is a working environment that provides our people with opportunities to grow and reasons to stay.
As a part of Hultafors Group, we strive to give all our employees a working environment that:
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