European manufacturing plant Sioen Fire garments CO2-neutral

We are pleased to tell you that Siorom, our European Sioen Apparel manufacturing plant has obtained the CO2-Neutral® label. Protecting people and the planet is what we do. Climate change is one of the challenges we aim to tackle. We believe it all starts with reducing our own carbon footprint and by supporting forest conservation.

Siorom’s CO2-neutral® label

An external auditor, CO2logic, has calculated the corporate carbon footprint related to our Siorom activities. Thanks to their research, we received an overview of our daily operations and energy expenses at Siorom. In addition, they identified the strengths and possible improvement areas and they identified KPIs.

Sioen then calculated Siorom’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), which was verified by CO2logic. We reduced the plant’s carbon emission as much as possible, and to become fully CO2-neutral, we counterbalanced the remaining CO2 emission by offsetting it.

The CO2-neutral® label our Siorom plant received ‘guarantees that labelled organisations are actively calculating, reducing and compensating their local and global climate impact’. It is based on the PAS2060 standard.

Forest conservation in Guatemala

Let’s start by making clear what offsetting is. When a company in itself isn’t CO2-neutral yet, it has the opportunity to offset the CO2 emissions by supporting certified climate projects.

We chose to support a forestry climate project in Sierra de Lacandon, Guatemala. The project’s main goals are forest conservation and indigenous communities support.

In short, we help conserve 35 000 000 trees, protect 16 000 hectares and avoid 50 000 tonnes of CO2.

For more information about this project, have a look at our CSR website.

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