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We are climate neutral.

Posted by Anthony Spencer on

We are climate neutral

We are a climate-neutral company. All our foam rollers and fascia balls made of the material EPP are climate neutral as well! This is part of our responsibility journey: to make our contribution as a brand and support the goals of the Paris Agreement

Our ultimate goal is to reduce emissions in the future and, where possible, to avoid them altogether. Wherever this is not possible (e.g. production, logistics, office), we offset our emissions through climate protection projects. But from the beginning...

Our path to climate neutrality went like this:

01  We Measure.
In the first step, we collected all relevant data and passed it on to ClimatePartner to calculate the CO2 emissions at company and product level.
02 We Reduce.
We are examining reduction potentials in order to prevent future emissions or to cause fewer of them.
03 We Compensate.
We have selected internationally recognised and certified climate protection projects to compensate for the emissions caused.
ClimatePartner, a world-leading, independent expert for climate protection, accompanied and advised us along the way. The starting point for climate protection measures is the balancing of CO2 emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Standard (Scope 1, 2 and 3). To put it more simply: together with ClimatePartner we have calculated the carbon footprint of our company and all our products. This also includes all upstream and downstream emissions, e.g. purchased materials, product disposal or shipping. 

We looked through documents, interviewed employees, recorded the power consumption of our business premises, checked how often and for how long our company cars were on the road - and much, much more. Wow!

We offset 644,033 kg of CO2e.

Blackroll climate projects

We cannot reverse the emissions of the past few years and unfortunately we will all continue to cause unavoidable emissions (e.g. through production, packaging or transport) in the future. The compensation of emissions is therefore an important step for us in holistic climate protection. 

We balance our corporate footprint (HQ Switzerland & Australia) and the emissions generated during the production of our foam rollers/balls (all emissions along the value chain from materials, production to logistics) by using internationally recognised and certified, Support climate protection projects and offset a total of 644,033 kg CO2e.

"Our emissions correspond to 2,000,114 km by car - and thus 50 times around the world. Or an annual carbon footprint of 74 Europeans." (Source: ClimatePartner ).

Our projects:

Marine protection. Project 1087.

We offset all emissions caused by our fascia rollers and balls through the Plastic Bank project. Over 8 million tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year. In developing countries in particular, the infrastructure for proper disposal is often lacking. Stopping the plastic tide while improving the lives of the collecting communities is the Plastic Bank's approach. Some of our products are also based on plastic. That's why we decided on this project. 

Here you can find out what we are doing ourselves to further optimise our products made of the plastic EPP. 

How does Plastic Bank work? 

In Haiti, Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines, local residents collect their plastic waste. At collection points, they can exchange the waste for money, food, drinking water and even school fees. The collected plastic is recycled and processed into so-called, social plastic, which serves as raw material for new products. 

Plastic Bank is a coupling project: The CO2 offset takes place via a Gold Standard climate protection project, the wind farm in the Philippines . For every tonne of CO2 offset, 10kg of plastic waste is collected.

Wind energy. Project 1138.

We offset the emissions for our company (corporate carbon footprint) with a climate protection project in Brazil . The project includes the construction and operation of 14 wind farms in the states of Piauí and Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil. The renewable electricity supplied by the project to the Brazilian power grid makes an important contribution to sustainability and the reduction of emissions. In addition to the supply of sustainably generated renewable energy, the project makes important contributions to the socio-economic and ecological development of one of the poorest regions in Brazil.

...so what happens now?

In all of our EPP products, we have eliminated plastic packaging where possible and continue to use climate-neutral cardboard boxes made from recycled material. We also use 'green' electricity in our office!

We are currently working on our climate protection strategy and developing further concrete steps to reduce emissions. On the way we will be supported by external experts. We can only do climate protection together. Are you in?


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