Our emissions are tracked through a third party following the GHG protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol). According to the GHG protocol, the reported emissions and information should be relevant, complete, consistent, transparent and accurate. According to this recommendation, the organisational boundaries have been identified and set to the following:
THE ORGANISATIONAL BOUNDARIES ENCOMPASS BJÖRN
BORG’S OPERATIONS INTO THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:
• Footwear (Sweden and Finland)
• United Kingdom
• The Netherlands (office closed year 2015)
• The Netherlands/Benelux (since 2018)
• Germany (since 2019)
A CONSOLIDATION APPROACH OF OPERATIONAL CONTROL
HAS BEEN USED WITH THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS:
• Energy usage in Björn Borg’s offices, stores and storage. This includes electricity and heating.
• Business travel paid by Björn Borg. This includes travel by air, boat, bus, train, taxi, rental car, private car and leased car. Hotel nights are also included in business travel.
• Climate impact from consumption of office supplies, such as coffee, fruit and paper are reported as material.
• Logistics includes courier, inbound and outbound transports. The scope of the outbound logistics was widened the year 2015.
THE GHG PROTOCOL REQUIRES REPORTING BASED ON THE
CONCEPT OF “SCOPE”:
• Scope 1 covers emissions where the physical source of emissions (e.g. boiler, vehicle) is owned or controlled by the reporting company.
• Scope 2 covers suppliers’ emissions arising from the generation of energy purchased by the reporting company (electricity, heat, cooling).
• Scope 3 covers all other indirect emissions from the reporting company’s activities (e.g. logistics, business travels).
The climate impact from Björn Borg during 2019 was 2,391 tonnes CO2-equivalents (tonnes CO2e), which is an increase by 6% since 2018. Figure 1 shows the emissions per category for 2019 and figure 2 shows the emission per category over time. The main impact derives from transportation of products (1 224 tonnes CO2e).
The scope indicators and Björn Borg’s emissions in relation to the number of employees measured in Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Turnover (MSEK) are presented in the table below. The target set by Björn Borg of decreasing CO2e emissions by 40% per SEK turnover by year 2019 has been reached and is presented in the table below, which shows comparable numbers from base-year, i.e. the 2019 emissions excluding Benelux and Germany, which have been added since the goal was set at the base year.
Björn Borg’s total emissions in relation to the number of employees measured in Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Turnover (MSEK) including the Benelux and German markets: