CO2 foot­print:
More than just a number

The pre­pa­ra­ti­on of a car­bon foot­print adds an important com­po­nent to the con­sump­ti­on figu­res. This is becau­se it is only through this that the envi­ron­men­tal impact of the various emit­ters beco­mes clear.

The pre­pa­ra­ti­on of our car­bon foot­print is an important and com­ple­men­ta­ry source of infor­ma­ti­on to our con­sump­ti­on figu­res. This is becau­se it is only through this that the envi­ron­men­tal impact of ener­gy con­sump­ti­on, the use of various dyes and auxi­li­a­ries or even busi­ness trips beco­mes clear. 

But mea­su­ring the impact of our busi­ness acti­vi­ties on the incre­a­se in green­house gases – and thus our con­tri­bu­ti­on to cli­ma­te chan­ge – is again only a limi­ted con­si­de­ra­ti­on. In the con­cept of pla­ne­ta­ry bounda­ries, cli­ma­te chan­ge is only one of nine dimen­si­ons. The­se inclu­de, for examp­le, bio­di­ver­si­ty loss, oce­an aci­di­fi­ca­ti­on and air pol­lu­ti­on. Howe­ver, a real mea­su­re­ment of the impact at com­pa­ny level can cur­r­ent­ly be imple­men­ted main­ly through the cal­cu­la­ti­on of our CO2 footprint.

CO2 foot­print for pro­duc­tion at the Rhei­ne site

Our CO2 foot­print was drawn up using the “Eco-Cock­pit” pro­gram­me by the regio­nal agen­cy “Effi­zi­enz­agen­tur NRW”. This pro­gram­me is based on the Green­house Gas Pro­to­col, which is a glo­bal­ly valid docu­men­ta­ti­on instru­ment for record­ing green­house gases. The holistic approach loo­ks at three dif­fe­rent are­as, the so-cal­led “scopes”.

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kg CO2 equivalent

Our detail­ed CO2 foot­print incl. a descrip­ti­on of the cal­cu­la­ti­on and sys­tem limits can be found in our cur­rent →Envi­ron­men­tal Statement.

What is the level of CO2 emis­si­ons in the manu­fac­tu­re of a bed linen set?

We can ans­wer this ques­ti­on! We have alrea­dy pre­pa­red over 50 pro­duct foot­prints for various cli­ents. Some­ti­mes, the infor­ma­ti­on was used to deci­de on new pro­jects, and some­ti­mes to draw up their own car­bon foot­print. Of cour­se, every cus­to­mer always recei­ves back­ground infor­ma­ti­on on the collec­tion of data and the struc­tu­re of the foot­print ana­ly­sis. This is becau­se trans­pa­ren­cy is the be-all and end-all of deter­mi­ning a CO2 footprint!

Pro­duct footprint
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kg CO2 equivalent

that are crea­ted during the pro­duc­tion of a pil­low and duvet set

Raw fab­ric
86%
Natu­ral gas
8%
Power
2%
Dyes and auxiliaries
1%
Garment assem­bly
1%

Other emit­ters are yarn, was­te water, was­te and transport.

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