REDUCING OUR IMPACT ON THE PLANET
This is an issue that drives us every day and we have set ourselves a clear and precise objective:
REDUCE THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF OUR GLASSES BY 50% BY 2023
our Carbon Footprint
In order to identify our carbon emissions and to start the process of reduction, we had to take stock of our processes.
IN CONCRETE TERMS, WHAT IS A CARBON FOOTPRINT?
The Carbon Footprint consists of assessing direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a company's activity over the course of a year.
GHG emissions are measured in CO2e and are classified into 3 main categoriesScope 1:
direct emissionsScope 2 :
indirect emissions related to the consumption of electricity, heat, etc.Scope 3:
other indirect emissions related to materials purchased to manufacture the glasses, transport, packaging, employee transport, etc.
To carry out our Voluntary Carbon Footprint, we analysed all the processes related to our activity.
We were assisted in this exercise by Utopies, the leading independent agency and think-tank in France for supporting companies that place sustainable development at the heart of their strategy.WHERE DO WE STAND TODAY?
The carbon footprint of our activity in 2019 for a pair of glasses was
2.03 kg of CO2eq
Doesn't that figure mean anything to you? By way of comparison:
Emissions per product in kg of CO2 source: Base Carbon
These 2.03 kg come from different emission sources:
Would you like to take a look at our Carbon Footprint? Good news, it is available here.
* This figure is calculated on the basis of all CO2e emissions - including emissions linked to the head office and shops - in relation to the number of glasses producedDownload our Carbon FootprintWHAT ARE WE AIMING FOR TOMORROW?
We have identified our major emissions, the starting point for determining our areas of improvement and starting our transformation. Our goal is to
REDUCE THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF OUR GLASSES BY 50% BY 2023
The roadmap to get there:
And to track our greenhouse gas emissions in real time, we use a tracking tool called Hello Carbo. Allowing us to keep an eye on our environmental impact on a daily basis.
Allowing us to manage our activity with full knowledge of the facts!
ADAPTING OUR TRANSPORTATION METHODS
Transport is one of our main sources of carbon emissions, and we work continuiously to try and improve our environmental performance.
A CLEAR STATEMENT
Inbound transportation* represents
of total emissions, largely concentrated in air transport
While 93% of spectacles are transported by ship, this represents only 13% of CO2e emissions, while air transport, which accounts for 7% of the transport of spectacles, is equivalent to 84% of emissions.**
To reduce our carbon footprint, we need to stop flying supplies.
*between the place of manufacture of our products and the place of storage. **Road transport accounts for the remaining 3%.
Our action plan950
Tons of less carbon in 2020.
Better anticipation, revise our forecasting processes, revise our mode of transport...
Between 2017 and 2020, we have managed to reduce from 47% to 5% of supplies by air.
Our goal is to
0% air freight on our supplies by the end of 2022
Concerning downstream transport - i.e. shipments from our warehouse - we have been offering this service since January 2021 carbon-neutral solutions for shipments in Europe (excluding France).
To encourage our customers to choose these options when placing their orders
And that's not all!
In 2022, we have the ambition to open a warehouse closer to our production centres than our French warehouse.
This will reduce the distances our products travel, and therefore our emissions!
OUR LONG-TERM PROSPECTS
Any change involves facing challenges. On the transport side, our difficulty lies in
the supply of our seasonal collections*. The timing required for the development of these ranges still requires for us to use the plane. An internal and organisational challenge that we'll be proud to have overcome!
*approximately 14% of our production
REINVENT OUR COMMERCIAL METHODS
This is a subject that is rarely discussed! At IZIPIZI, transparency is always key, so let us take you behind the scenes
STATUS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
The impact of business practices represents15%
of total emissions and are mainly concentrated in business travel and supplier expenses
Did you know?
Our glasses are sold in our own shops, on our e-commerce site and through our retailersthere are more than 6,000 worldwide!
This historic sales network requires substantial communication tools.
2.0 COMMUNICATION TOOLS
Our catalogue is the primary means of promotion to our professional customers.
It is produced in France, using paper from eco-managed forests and vegetable-based inks. In 2 years, we have reduced our printing of this tool by 30%.
And we will go further: To further reduce our use of paper, we will offer a digital version of the same catalogue from 2021!
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL AND SALES EVENTS
We visit our stockists all over the world, and we meet them at trade fairs and other key events.
To limit the impact of these activities, we have chosen a simple approach:
- Refocus travel to the essentials
- Favouring low-emission practices: itineraries, means of transport, stand materials, etc.
- Develop our use of digital tools: virtual meetings & showrooms
In short: reinventing ourselves to keep our "smile" shining whilst limiting our carbon emissions!
We design our furniture, that is used in our shops and with our resellers, with the key focus to make it environmently designed. Our objective is to rationalise the use of materials and offer furniture that lasts.
Our furniture is made of FSC-certified MDF* , an eco-responsible material where the wood comes from sustainably managed forests. It is repairable to increase its durability, and transported in 100% recyclable packaging.
And what about the end of life? Recycling or reuse, we will find the best solution combining both waste management and carbon emissions.
*Medium Density Fiberboard, a wood fibre composite panel from the Forescolor brand
INVOLVING OUR PARTNERS
They participated in the realization of our Carbon Footprint, we now wish to accompany them in the process of reducing carbon emissions.
THE IMPACT OF OUR PRODUCTION
22% of our emissions come from the production of our products
The main culprit is our electricity consumption , which is very high in our factories and accounts for 74% of the emissions in this area.
RAISE OUR PARTNERS' AWARENESS
We have decided to take action and to raise awareness among our partners of the CO2eq emissions linked to their activities.
We are working on defining our energy saving standards.
The charter that will result from the end of 2021 will be the basis for the implementation of our future collaborations.
There are many possible solutions for saving energy.
We want to focus on realistic recommendations, audit our partners and support them in implementing changes from 2022.
Engaging all IZIPIZI partners in reducing their carbon footprint is the first step towards a more sustainable production.
The next step is the evolution of our raw materials!