Reducing carbon footprint

Jotun has a special commitment to reducing the carbon footprint throughout the whole value chain

What is the carbon footprint?

The carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change.

It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.

The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tons (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Jotun recognises sustainability as a long-term competitive advantage.


Carbon footprint for Jotun Group activities in 2016

Supply chain - Strategic study of distribution activities in Europe

Guiding principles
- Less stock points in Europe
- Less double handling, less total stock and less obsolete goods for destruction

Optimise on minimum l*km
- More direct transport
- Closest supplier to market
- Barcelona chosen as supplier for Italy and southern France in stead of Flixborough
- Delivery of some products to Greece from Turkey in stead of Spain

Supply chain study - Results

- Number of warehouse sites in Europe reduced (28 -> 18)
- Changed to geographically closer sourcing alternatives
- With same delivery service