Sustainable facilities and direct emissions

Sustainable facilities and direct emissions

Our emissions are tracked through a third party following the GHG protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol).

2020 will be the first year for which we present a full climate report for scopes 1, 2 and 3 according to the GHG reporting protocol. The full report will be presented in the annual STICA report by the end of 2021 and at that point uploaded to our website. For now, results for scopes 1 and 2 can be found here.

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 FOR BJÖRN
BORG’S OPERATIONS ARE INTO THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:

• Sweden
• Footwear (Sweden and Finland)
• 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, 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.

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).

In 2020, Björn Borg’s total emissions in Scope 1 and 2 dropped by a significant 15% compared to 2019. Specifically, Scope 1 emissions decreased by 20% and Scope 2 emissions by 12% compared to 2019. In Scope 1, the largest decrease occurred in the category “Company operated vehicles”, which went down by 26%. A plausible explanation for this drop in emissions is the reduction in travel during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Scope 2, the largest reduction occurred in the emissions from electricity use in Björn Borg’s facilities, which went down by 16% compared to 2019. Energy use for electricity and heating in Björn Borg’s facilities also dropped in 2020 compared to 2019. In 2020, the total energy use in offices, stores and warehouses was 1,204 MWh, ca. a 6% decrease from 2019.

2020 is a difficult year for comparative purposes, and at the time of writing, it is difficult to say which changes will continue in the future and which will disappear after the pandemic. As an example, the lower emissions by company cars were mostly due to a reduction in travel.

Björn Borg’s reduced its CO2e emissions by 42% between 2013 and 2019 for scopes 1,2 and scope 3 excluding production.