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.
Supply chain - Strategic study of distribution activities in Europe
- 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