Our entire production, from design to finished floors, takes place in Ulricehamn. This means reduced transport emissions and the 100% use of renewable energy in the manufacturing. Our climate footprint for production and our offices is therefore zero. Moreover, we have installed a new recycling plant, which reduces the carbon footprint of the actual raw material. Each tonne of recycled material is one step closer to climate neutral flooring.
climate impact from production and headquarters
renewable energy in manufacturing
load factor after optimisation of packing, transport and freight
We believe in design's inherent power to influence people today and tomorrow. Our passion for creating impressions is as great as our passion not to leave any imprint. For this reason, we are committed to and focused on constantly reducing our carbon footprint. And we've come a long way, but not all of the way. But with innovation and a willingness to change, we now have a greater grip on tomorrow's design completely without any imprint.
CLIMATE IMPACT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE
In 2018, our total carbon footprint was 12,100 tonnes CO2e, of which the biggest comes from the production of the raw material (9 900 ton CO2e). However, by increased share of recycled materials along with the measures taken by our suppliers, we will in the coming years reduce our carbon footprint at the same time as our production increases.
Installing and maintaining our floors gives rise to 2000 tonnes CO2e where about 77% comes from installation. For this reason, we are working on the development of glue-free installation for certain applications, which will reduce the climate impact whilst providing a cleaner return raw material and easier handling when the floor is replaced.
Our transports to customers today give rise to 270 tonnes CO2e, thus only 2% of our total climate impact.
The climate cannot wait. Business as usual is no longer an acceptable argument. Change is required. At all stages. At Bolon, this means that we need to continue to set the same stringent requirements on our suppliers' production as we set on our own. The goal is flooring that is completely climate neutral. This is what modern design is really all about.
SELECTED CLIMATE ACTIONS
Our new factory is built and we insource the entire production. In connection with this, we transition to 100% renewable electricity and reduced transport between plants.
Installation of a new recycling plant, reducing the climate impact from raw materials
Purchasing of raw materials from Best Environmental Practice companies with lower carbon footprint
Recycled material in all collections, reducing the climate impact of the raw material
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH IMPACT DOES BOLON'S TRANSPORTS HAVE ON THE CLIMATE?
Bolon has efficient solutions for both the transport of raw materials and the end product to customers. Our transports represent only about 2% of our total climate footprint.
DO YOU CALCULATE THE FLOORING’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ACROSS THE WHOLE LIFE-CYCLE?
Yes, we have performed so-called EPD's, life cycle analyses, on all our collections. This made it clear that the biggest climate impact comes from the production of the vinyl raw material. We will reduce this climate impact in the coming years.
DO YOU USE RENEWABLE ENERGY?
Yes, all our manufacturing and our headquarters are powered by 100% renewable energy for both electricity and heat.