Better transports make a difference

The second largest category of Björn Borg’s emissions is transportation and distribution (6% of the total)The emissions from transport have decreased by around 14% compared to 2021 due to a switch in transportation mode away from air freight. The emissions from air freight have decreased by approximately 30% from 2021 to 2022.

Airfreight stood in 2022 for around 37% of the emissions from transportation (comp. 72% in 2017 and 33% in 2020). As of 2021, any airfreight must be signed off by our senior management. During 2022, no outbound shipments for wholesale, retail and marketing were sent by air.

These are our most important highlights for logistics in 2022.

But shipping is not only airfreight, we can make changes for the better in a lot of areas. These are some of the areas that we address within logistics:

  • Optimization of outbound cartons to ship less air.
  • Transition from airfreight to low-emitting alternatives.
  • Scrap reduction measurements. A scrap policy was drawn during 2022, clearly lowering the scrap quota.

In 2022, we initiated a collaboration with Budbee on several markets (SE, FI, DK) and DHL e-commerce solution in the Netherlands and Germany. Both companies are driven by environmental goals and in Germany, for instance, DHL aims for zero emissions through its 28,500 bicycles. 86% of the DHL last mile fleet runs on electricity from renewable sources. All Budbee trucks run on HVO100 renewable diesel.