Our emissions are tracked through a third party following the GHG 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 ORGANIZATIONAL BOUNDARIES ENCOMPASS BJÖRN
BORG’S OPERATIONS INTO THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:
• Footwear (Varberg and Finland)
• United Kingdom
• The Netherlands (office closed year 2015)
• The Netherlands (since 2018)
• Slovakia (since 2018)
• Slovenia (since 2018)
• Greece (since 2018)
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 2018 was 2,266 tonnes CO2-equivalents (tonnes CO2e). The main impact derives from the transportation of products (1,085 tonnes CO2e or 48%).
In 2018 Björn Borg has included a number of additional facilities which has led to a substantial increase in emissions in absolute numbers – almost the same as the base year (2013) and increased by 25% since 2017. Emissions per employee have decreased by 24% since the base year, and emissions per MSEK turnover have decreased by 29% since the base year.
The scope indicators and Björn Borg’s emissions in relation to 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 was reached in 2017. The table below shows comparable numbers from base-year, i.e. the 2018 emissions excluding the newly added facilities.