2022 environmental footprint

Mountains to represent the environmental footprint

We might not be live yet, but setting up already generates carbon emissions, and this impacts our environmental footprint.

Why do we generate carbon emissions?

As a small business, we take every step we can into minimising ours by actively reviewing our practices and processes. However, some carbon emissions are unavoidable.

Where did we generate most emissions?

  • Materials
  • Product development
  • Operations

    What have we done to reduce our emissions during 2022?

    Due to our setup activities in 2022, we identified the areas where we would be emitting the most carbon, and focused on them in order to reduce our emissions. We focused on materials.

    For our swimwear, we sourced our fabrics and chose materials made out of 78% ECONYL® regenerated nylon. This is due to the fact that ECONYL® regenerated nylon reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared with the material from oil. They're made in Italy.

    For our beach bags we use 100% recovered organic cotton, as it involves less emissions than regular cotton. They're recovered and made in France.

    We work with suppliers that are mindful of both their energy and water consumption, as well as minimising waste. At the same time, we keep our production numbers low as to control overproduction.

    How do we calculate our emissions?

    Calculating emissions is not a perfect formula, it is only an estimation.

    At the moment we're calculating a rough estimation, using the Climate Neutral estimation tool. Our goal is to refine our emissions assessment in 2023, in order to identify areas that can be optimised and track our progress more accurately.

    What did we do about the emissions we generated?

    We chose to offset them with Gold Standard offset providers. 

    The Gold Standard (GS) is considered the most rigorous climate standard by many NGOs, including WWF and the David Suzuki Foundation. This means that every euro spent offsetting creates more value for local communities and ecosystems and contributes in a measurable way to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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    What are we doing to reduce our emissions in 2023?

    We are manufacturing our products and finally launching in 2023, this comes at an environmental cost. 

    In 2023, we are adding three areas to focus on: manufacture, packaging and shipping.

    We will continue:

    • working with suppliers that are mindful of both their energy and water consumption
    • choosing materials that have a low environmental footprint

    We are introducing:

    • responsible packaging


    We know there's room for improvement. If you have any suggestions on how we can reduce our carbon footprint even further, send us a message at contact@borneo-paris.com
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