Logistics account for 51% (1,124 tonnes Co2e) of our total emissions and is as such one of the areas where we have the best chance of decreasing our environmental footprint. Air transport is a very inefficient means of transport, accounting for around 70% of our emissions for logistics (tonnes CO2) but only 3% of our total shipping volume. For that reason, we are actively working on keeping the air shipments down as much as possible.
Tonne-km = transporting one tonne over one kilometre
THREE MAJOR PARAMETERS IMPACT THE EMISSIONS FROM LOGISTICS. THOSE ARE:
• Transport mode (e.g. air, sea, truck, rail)
• Transported distance
• Transported weight (tonnes).
We have made big progress during the year; among other things we centralised our markets into one warehouse. The new warehouse facility has a green building certificate, which means that the use of energy is 100% renewable. Using only one warehouse instead of several is not only cost-efficient, but it also reduces the number of cartons shipped from each supplier. The warehouse is located in southern Sweden, which
makes the distance to Europe shorter than previously.
Additionally, we have implemented transporters that climate compensate for their pollutions. We have started to track all our deliveries in our own system which allows us to put more focus on air shipments versus other options. We have also implemented new processes for detailed purchase optimisation during 2019. Through these processes, we have much better control of the purchase volumes in relation to sales volumes.