All our climate calculations and reporting conform to the guidelines set out in the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. Accordingly, the company’s emissions have been divided into three scopes (1-3), where scope 1 includes the direct emissions, scope 2 includes the indirect emissions from producing purchased energy and scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions.
Looking at all included scopes, most of Björn Borg’s emissions are in scope 3, and more specifically come from purchased goods and services. Most of the emissions from purchased goods and services are in Tier 2-4: Material and textile production.
Our total emissions 2021
Production accounts for 89% of our total emissions. Transports stand for 8%. It is clear where our focus needs to lie. This is why we put a lot of effort into finding better materials, better production techniques, and better transport solutions for our products.
Transport of people & goods
While actions within purchased goods and services have a great impact, it is also important for Björn Borg to take actions across other categories. Transport is one example. We track all our deliveries and use almost exclusively road and sea transport. Air transport of our goods is never scheduled and for maximum reduction, every air transport must be approved by a member of our senior management, usually COO or CEO. Despite this, air freight emits the most carbon of all our means of transport.
The following is included in the calculations of our scope 1-2 emissions:
- Energy use in Björn Borg’s offices, stores, and storage. This includes electricity, heating, and cooling.
- Fuel use for own heat or electricity production
- Refrigerant leakage
- Company operated vehicles for own car fleet, rental cars, and private cars used in business.
We have during the past few years gradually moved towards better energy choices in our stores and offices. Today, all Swedish and most of our Finnish stores run renewable electricity. Stores in Holland and Belgium are still struggling with implementing renewable energy.