Sustainability report 2018
As an indication of continuously monitoring the concrete impact of our operations on the environment, people and society, we publish our sustainability report for 2018.
- In 2018, the carbon footprint of our company's own operations was 400.2 metric tons CO2 e. The carbon footprint in the previous year was 434.4 metric tons CO2 e. So despite the 27% growth of our operations, our total carbon footprint decreased by 8.6% from the previous year.
- In 2018, 78% of all the electricity we used, was produced from renewable energy sources; solar, wind, and hydropower and bio-energy. The share of hydropower in renewable energy sources was 95%. 60 % of our electricity consumption was CO2-free. Our goal is to move completely, 100%, to the use of electricity produced from renewable energy sources over the next two years, and at the same time to fully use CO2-free electricity.
- In 2018, we used 9,000 kg of recyclable or reusable packaging material. This material consists of fully recyclable corrugated cardboard boxes which account for 98% of all the packaging material we used. To reduce the amount of waste, we introduced in 2018 wooden pallets with edges and decks, in which the products are transported completely without packaging. In individual packaging, we switched to recycled plastic in 2018. In 2019, all 100% of our packaging material is recyclable or reusable.
- In 2018, the carbon footprint of our waste was 0.317 metric tons CO2 e. Thanks to our operations, our carbon footprint was reduced by 5% from the previous year.
- In 2018, 70% of our total production volume was carried out in Finland and Estonia, 30% in Italy.
- We have been cooperating with our Estonian manufacturers, from the beginning of our operations, since 2011-2012. These manufacturers have developed and grown with us. We have made an agreement with them that is aligned with our ethical values and we monitor their actions as those of ours. In 2018, we monitored the operations of all of our Estonian manufacturers by meeting with them at least every other week.
- In 2018, we started our domestic production in Finland and its volume is growing.
- In 2018, the manufacturing relationships we had already started in Italy were unchanged. In Italy, we have focused our production on a small limited number of northern Italian manufacturers, whose operations are supervised by our local production controller. All of our Italian manufacturers have been audited by SMETA-4-Pillar, and none of them received any negative remarks in the evaluations of ethical aspects.