The definition of the carbon footprint
The CO2 footprint is the result of an emissions calculation or CO2 balance. It indicates the amount of greenhouse gases released by an activity, process or action. This amount is expressed in so-called CO2 equivalents (CO2e). For each individual product, a CO2 footprint can be created that includes the sum of emissions generated by the production, use, recycling and disposal of the respective product. A detailed carbon footprint can also be calculated for activities and processes, such as a business trip or an event. By precisely calculating the emissions released in this way, individuals and companies are able to monitor their own ecological footprint and continuously improve it through reduction and compensation.
The LANASIA Ecological Footprint
Since our company was founded, we have been constantly identifying new potential for reducing our CO2 emissions.
CO2 saving methods of our company at a glance:
- LANASIA is continuously identifying new CO2 saving potentials in all areas. This includes our company, design process, production and logistics process.
- Emissions that are not necessary are continuously reduced.
- Necessary emissions are compensated via donations to environmental protection initiatives (For more information, please refer to our blog post: Social Commitment).
- By joining the LFCA (Leaders for Climate Action) initiative, we are working on reducing and offsetting our CO2 emissions in a voluntary commitment. In 2021, we will join other digital companies at the European level in a climate protection campaign for 'Earth Week'.
- The UN Sustainable Development Goals are an important benchmark for our sustainable corporate philosophy.
- Resource-conserving work (reduction of paper, waste, work materials).
- Energy-efficient building that is 80% energy self-sufficient
- Multi-tenant office as a sustainable workplace
- Head office is located in a green industrial area in Liechtenstein
- Promotion of home office
- Video conferencing as an environmentally friendly alternative
- Digital printing as a CO2-saving method (Read more: Digital printing as an innovative method in the slow fashion world)
- Timeless cuts that can be worn for more than one season
- Sampling rounds are kept to the minimum
- Reuse and recycling of fabrics (Read more: The fabrics of the future)
- Production location in Portugal/ Europe: small family business (Read more: Fair production).
- Production site in Bali/ Indonesia: The Pacific nation is considered the world's epicenter for plastic waste - the main reason being that industrialized countries like Germany dump tons of plastic waste into the Southeast Pacific region every year.
LANASIA therefore has parts of the sustainable collections produced in on the Pacific island. The local population does not have a functioning waste system, which is why they urgently need support in waste management . LANASIA is committed to showing the local people the possibilities of PET recycling. By recycling plastic for our sustainable collections, we contribute significantly to the reduction of plastic pollution.
- Collective orders instead of individual deliveries
- Logistics is located in a green business park (family-friendly company, certified by the German Ministry of Environment and Energy)
- Use of plastic-free, sustainable packaging materials
- Blue Angel certified paper for hangtags and flyers
- No free returns to avoid unnecessary emissions
LFCA (Leaders for Climate Action)
LFCA is a voluntary climate protection initiative that over 300 companies in the digital space have already joined. Since December 2020, LANASIA has also been part of the LFCA community.
As part of our membership, we are committed to identifying potential savings in our CO2 emissions and offsetting necessary CO2 emissions. Our goal is to leave as small an environmental footprint as possible as a company in 2021. (Click here for the blogpost: The ecological footprint as a benchmark for sustainability). Through this voluntary commitment, LANASIA is making an important contribution to the Paris Climate Agreement.
The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. The aim of the comprehensive 2030 Agenda is to promote global, sustainable development in all areas of life. Our corporate concept is strongly aligned with the SDGs. We are very proud to have already successfully implemented 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in our corporate culture and to be continuously optimizing them.
SDG 1. No poverty: All employees in our supply chain are paid fairly. We guarantee fair and social remuneration for every individual who works for LANASIA.
SDG 3. Health and Welfare: The health and welfare of our employees is of the highest priority to us. We only use textiles tested for harmful substances in our collections and regularly monitor the safe working environment of all employees.
SDG 5. Gender Equality: LANASIA is a fashion label for women that opposes discrimination based on gender. We create fashion in which all individuals with a female self-image should feel empowered and confident.
SDG 6. Clean water and sanitation: In our production facilities, we guarantee compliance with sanitation and drinking water hygiene standards in accordance with regulations.
SDG 8. good work and economic growth: We promote decent labor standards throughout our supply chain. In this context, we place particular emphasis on the ongoing training and awareness-raising of those involved in the area of sustainability and environmental protection. After all, education not only helps individuals escape poverty, it also generates higher productivity and thus promotes economic growth.
SDG 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure: We are committed to a sustainable infrastructure that protects and considers each employee as an individual. In addition, we strive to create awareness of sustainable waste management in our production site in Bali to improve the plastic waste disposal infrastructure.
SDG 10. Reduce inequalities: Through higher education, people are able to reduce income inequalities and improve education. Through our ongoing sustainability and environmental education efforts, as well as the establishment of the Community of Consciousness, we are working to eliminate inequalities and create equal opportunity.
SDG 12. Sustainable Consumption and Production: Only those who have the knowledge and resources to use water and energy more efficiently or recycle household waste can operate more sustainably. We are continuously committed to promoting education in these areas. In addition, we use only recycled materials for our swimwear, beachwear and fitnesswear and reintroduce them into the material cycle.
SDG 13. Climate protection and adaptation: Education plays a crucial role in the fight against the causes and effects of climate change. With our holistic sustainability concept, we promote sustainable consumption behavior among our consumers. We also strive to inspire other companies to embed sustainable factors in their corporate culture.
SDG 14. Life under water: Preserving marine ecosystems is a key concern for LANASIA. By recycling marine plastic, we contribute to sustainably ridding the oceans of plastic. We are also committed to raising awareness of the many potential threats to our oceans through targeted advertising and campaigns.
SDG 17. Partnership and achievement of targets: Finally, we rely on global networking with sustainable companies in various forums, such as Leaders for Climate Action, to jointly advance the reduction targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and share our expertise in sustainable business development.