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angle-left ifolor – a climate-neutral company since 2012

ifolor – a climate-neutral company since 2012

Ifolor AG is a Swiss provider of attractive and high-quality photo products. When it comes to climate protection, the company is a pioneer: since 2012, ifolor has seen it as its duty to continuously improve the greenhouse gas balance.

Each year, ifolor works with Swiss Climate to calculate its carbon footprint in accordance with international standards (ISO 14064 and Greenhouse Gas Protocol). This not only takes into account the greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s own operations (Scope 1 and 2) but those produced in the value and supply chain as well (Scope 3). As a holder of the Swiss Climate label ‘CO₂ Neutral’, ifolor formulated a climate target and an action plan to achieve a 50% reduction in its operational carbon emissions by 2020 compared to 2011. By consistently implementing the different measures, ifolor exceeded its first target with a reduction of 54%. For the next target period, ifolor has set itself an absolute reduction target of 30% by 2030 compared to 2020. ifolor developed the two climate targets in close collaboration with Swiss Climate.

Measures successfully implemented

ifolor invested in a comprehensive waste concept and has been continuously optimising it in recent years. This has led to the recycling rate increasing from 8% to 59%. In addition, there is now a greater focus on recyclability when designing new products. Furthermore, ifolor only uses 100% renewable electricity on its premises, and it optimises its heating systems through continuous internal and external analyses. The commutes of its employees are also recorded, and use of public transport is encouraged. The residual emissions that ifolor has not (yet) been able to reduce with relevant measures are offset through selected climate protection projects.

‘Thanks to the support of Swiss Climate, we were able to achieve our CO reduction target by 2016 instead of 2020. With various measures implemented with the advice of Swiss Climate, we have managed to cut our emissions in half. Swiss Climate offers us highly professional support in the areas of sustainability and CO2 management. We receive valuable inputs on how we can make our business activities more environmentally friendly and help to create a more sustainable future.’

Andreas Schmidt, Head of Quality Management, Ifolor AG

Swiss Climate provided the following services on this project:

  • CO₂ management
  • Carbon offsetting