Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Halti is committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to set emission reduction targets that support the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. This commitment will see us undertake a comprehensive emissions assessment across our entire value chain, commencing in 2025. Subsequently, we will define targets to reduce Halti's emissions. By joining SBTi, we have also joined a global Race to Zero -campaign along with now over 11 000 non-state actors – including companies, cities, regions, and institutions worldwide.
Aki Kuusilehto, CEO of Halti, stated, 'We want to be industry leaders in sustainability. However, we want to avoid greenwashing; we are committed to working with facts. This is one of the reasons we joined the Science Based Targets Initiative. Sustainability is at the core of our values and strategy, but it's also an ongoing journey that continually challenges us. We believe that sustainability, particularly in the outdoor clothing sector, is a measure of a company's legitimacy to operate.'
WWF Green Office reporting
In our pursuit of SBTi commitments across our value chain, we are also reviewing our operations in Finland through WWF Green Office. We provide annual reports to WWF's reporting system, subject to evaluation every three years. We have received a WWF Green Office certificate which proves we are committed to WWF Green Office criteria.
Laura Roman, Head of Operations at Halti, shared, 'In 2022, our emissions were 3.57 tCO2 per person. Without comparative data, we aim to reduce emissions through logistics optimization, waste recycling, energy conservation, and adopting vegetarian catering. Travel contributes to 56% of our emissions, but we are in the process of transitioning our vehicle fleet from gasoline and diesel to electric cars.'
'I am part of our specially appointed Green Office team, working together with our staff to champion this shared mission, track our targets, share information, and exchange energy-saving tips,' continued Laura Roman.
In addition to our focus on climate-related issues, Halti places a strong emphasis on timeless and durable design, increasing the use of recycled and bluesign® materials, and embracing circularity. This fall, we introduced two circular economy business models under the umbrella 'Halti 2nd Round.' Our customers in Finland now have the opportunity to buy, sell, repair, and donate used Halti pieces through us.
Halti is set to initiate the calculation of emissions across our entire value chain with a new product data management system in 2025. Subsequent to gathering the necessary data, we will establish science-based emissions reduction targets in alignment with the SBTi.
The Science Based Targets Initiative is a collaborative effort involving WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature), CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), WRI (World Resources Institute), and the United Nations Global Compact. The aim of this initiative is to make science-based emissions reductions a guiding principle for businesses worldwide.To learn more about Halti's sustainability efforts, please visit our sustainability website.