Fitflop Ltd Case Study
How Fitflop Became a Carbon Neutral Organisation
Fitflop is a footwear wholesale company founded in 2007 based in the UK.
Fitflop was founded by Marcia Kilgore with the aim of bringing her biomechanically engineered shoes to comfortseeking women around the world.
Fitflop began working with us in 2010 as they wanted to improve their sustainability and reduce their emissions and costs.
They had an aim of achieving carbon neutrality as this was something they considered beneficial to their commitment to the environment.
Carbon Footprint Ltd's Solution
We provide Fitflop with a sustainability programme, assisting with their carbon management and legal compliance, which includes;
Annual Carbon Footprint Appraisals
Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Support
Tree Planting Event
The appraisal reports produced highlight the problem areas and include recommendations on how to reduce their emissions.
In order to achieve carbon neutrality, Fitflop offsets the remainder of their emissions by supporting a variety of our QAS certified environmental projects. These projects also support the local communities by providing social and environmental benefits.
Fitflop has supported a range of offsetting projects including:
UK Tree Planting - planting over 5,000 trees in schools in the UK
Biogas Power Projects in Vietnam
Preventing Deforestation projects in the Amazon
Water Filter and Cookstove Projects in Cambodia
Wind Power Project in India
Wind and Hydro Power Projects in China
Since 2009, Fitflop has reduced their carbon emissions by over 50% per employee and 39.2% per £M turnover.
As the majority of their emissions are caused by their site electricity and air travel and freight, producing over 86% of their total CO2e emissions, these are the areas in which the largest savings have been made.
Fitflop has managed to decrease their emissions per employee, whilst still growing as a business, primarily through increasing production and transport carbon efficiency by switching from air to shipping freight where possible.
Fitflop has also achieved ESOS compliance and carbon neutrality.