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SFA Group Awarded Silver Medal by Greenly for Outstanding Climate Strategy

News , Press releases 02/01/2024

SFA Group Awarded Silver Medal by Greenly for Outstanding Climate Strategy

10 January 2024 (Paris): Today SFA Group is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Silver Medal by Greenly, a recognized leader in digital carbon footprints and expert in assessing corporate climate performance. The Silver Medal is a testament to SFA Groups commitment to environmental sustainability and its dedication to mitigating climate impact. 

Following a comprehensive assessment for the year 2022, the SFA Group reported total emissions of 171ktCO2e (use of sold products and end of life excluded), divided into Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions. This assessment served as the basis for the company's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting a sustainable future. 

Greenly's evaluation process applauded SFA Group’s efforts in establishing a decarbonization trajectory and defining actionable plans. The Silver Medal is a clear indication of SFA Group’s position among the top 10% of evaluated companies, signifying its proactive approach towards climate action and environmental responsibility. 

To obtain this Medal, the Group implemented a multi-year reduction trajectory with clear actions plans and objectives set. It also engaged its suppliers into a sustainable procurement policy. 

In line with this commitment, the Group has outlined strategic initiatives to further bolster its environmental sustainability: 

  • Eco-design Initiatives: Conducting comparative Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to eco-design products, prioritizing sustainability throughout their life cycles. 

  • Carbon Impact Purchase Policy: Implementing carbon impact considerations in the company's procurement policy to favor suppliers aligned with sustainable practices. 

  • Customer Awareness: Educating and informing customers about the environmental impact of their purchases to encourage more eco-conscious decisions. 

  • Transition to Sustainable Freight: Shifting away from thermal truck freight to embrace more sustainable alternatives, reducing carbon-intensive transportation methods. 

  • Travel Policy Update: Updating the travel policy to prioritize train travel, reducing reliance on carbon-intensive modes of transportation. 

"We are honored to receive the Silver Medal from Greenly," said Christina Martin Sanchez, CSR Director at SFA Group. "This achievement reaffirms our commitment to sustainable practices and our pursuit of a positive environmental impact. Our dedication extends beyond recognition—we aim to inspire change and lead by example." 

Greenly's Medal is a testament to SFA Group’s continuous efforts in aligning with international climate goals and the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.  

By achieving the Silver Medal, SFA Group joins a select group of companies that are making meaningful contributions to global sustainability goals. This recognition further motivates the Group to continue innovating and driving positive change in its industry and beyond.