THE LIFE OF OUR PRODUCTS
REPORTS & DOCUMENTS
Transporting our products from their manufacturing location to your home, supplying energy to our stores or warehouses: all our activities have an impact on the environment. To reduce it, we have chosen to develop the use of renewable energies and take action on transport.
It was necessary to make a transition towards renewable energy, to reduce our buildings' environmental impact. In September 2018, we subsequently joined the worldwide RE100 initiative. We have committed to sourcing 100% of our electricity from renewable energy by 2026. A measure that will apply to all our commercial and logistics sites around the world.
In a product's life cycle, transport is not the most polluting stage. We have subsequently chosen to concentrate our efforts, as a priority, on our product design and manufacturing to reduce our carbon footprint.
This hasn't prevented us from taking measures relating to the transport part.
Our teams are currently right in the midst of analysing our environmental impact on this topic. We didn't have any formal data up until now, so it's a huge undertaking that is in the process of being done. All modes of road, rail, sea and air transports are examined in detail. The purpose of this project is to perform a worldwide assessment, allowing us to precisely identify the areas for improvements and set ourselves goals for the years to come.
We believe in the principle of subsidiarity because every region has their own specific challenges and issues. It means the decisions should be taken as closely as possible to where they have an impact. We are more involved in our decision making, and that makes our measures relevant to everyone's needs. As a result, each country then decides on measures that they want to conduct locally.
We want you to understand our way of operating but it's not easy trying to get the balance right between keeping explanations simple and wanting to explain everything in detail. If you want to find out more, feel free to take a look at our Non-Financial Reporting Statement. It's an inventory, published each year, of all the initiatives that are leading to sustainable progress.