Find the path to a more sustainable future,
which has led us, with the Ministry of the Environment,
to analyse the carbon footprint of our footwear.
ALL OUR ACTIVITIES HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.
BUT THAT IS NOT ALL. EVERYTHING WE USE EVERY DAY LEAVES A MARK ON OUR PLANET.
AN HOUR OF USE
DISHES AT 65°C
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CARBON FOOTPRINT: THE AMOUNT OF CO2 EMITTED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE
AN ICE CREAM
EACH HOUR OF CONVERSATION
EVERY 10 KM
BUT WHAT TRACE DOES A SHOE LEAVE?
In collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, we analysed the entire life cycle of a pair of sneakers from the children's range, which best represents our standard production of footwear.
We found that the footprint of this model does not exceed 32kg of CO2 eqv.
Using energy for production
and waste disposal
(including fusion of soles)
Transport from the production unit
to the store and the collection of unsold products
The analysis in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment
was the first step towards identifying the environmental impact
of the life cycle of our footwear.
This enabled us to find new solutions
to apply to the whole Geox collection.
It is an initial step along the path towards a carbon neutral company,
an ambassador of a more sustainable future.
WE DECIDED TO OFFSET THIS IMPACT BY LEAVING A TANGIBLE MARK FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET.
HOW CAN THIS BE DONE?
By taking part, in collaboration with Treedom, in the Shoots of Hope for Haiti project:
an initiative aimed at restoring local flora to a country with one of the
highest levels of environmental degradation in the world.
700 trees have been planted on the island of Haiti, covering an area of one and a half hectares.
The impact of the project is not limited to the environment:
by involving local communities we also want to provide social value, creating job opportunities and encouraging virtuous actions in order to protect the natural resources and micro-entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at enhancing forests and what they produce. Not only the island of Haiti is involved, since the advantages of this project can have a worldwide impact.
THE BEST WAY TO LEAVE A FOOTPRINT, IS TO LEAVE NO TRACES.
JUNIOR MALTIN COLLECTION
A collection that helps a forest to grow, a unique collection for our children's growth.
Geox Junior Maltin sneakers, for children aged 6 and over, are ideal for wearing all day long. Geox Junior Maltin is the shoe that respects the environment and guarantees the performance of the exclusive Geox patent: comfort and temperature control.
AND WE DON'T WANT TO STOP HERE.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR OTHER INITIATIVES:
Efficient Energy At The Footwear Warehouse In Signoressa
The installation of a photovoltaic system at the footwear warehouse in Signoressa has already produced over 2 million kWh of clean energy, enough for the annual consumption of almost 1,000 families, as well as nearly 3 million certified kWh from renewable sources in 2014.
Since 2013, Geox has been committed to respecting the international standard certified by the Fur Free Alliance, represented in Italy by LAV (anti-vivisection league), which forbids the use of any type of animal fur in Geox products.
From 6 to 22 March, Geox promoted 'Green Weeks', striving to neutralise estimated emissions of CO2 resulting from the life cycle of footwear sold in these two weeks. With our commitment and that of our consumers, we planted more than 6,000 trees as part of the 'Shoots of Hope' project in Haiti.
Geox For Valemour allows teenagers with intellectual disabilities to learn a job and face the world of work by creating unique limited-edition collections. This dream recently came true and received the Areté Comunicazione Responsabile 2014 award.
'How bad are bananas', Mike Berners-Lee, 2010
500ml plastic water bottle (average) = 160gr CO2 (Life Cycle) | Dishwasher cycle 65° = 990gr CO2 | Large milk-based ice cream purchased from an ice cream van = 500gr di CO2 (Life Cycle) | Conversation from mobile phone to mobile phone = 57 gr CO2 /minute (Use)
European Commission's 'You Control Climate Change' website http://ec.europa.eu/clima/sites/campaign/pdf/table_appliances_it.pdf | Kettle (300 watt) = 195 gr CO2/hour (Use) | Fridge (200 watt) = 94 Kg CO2/month (Use)
Treedom Emissions Calculator http://www.treedom.net/en/calculator/index
10Km in utilitaria media (Fiat 500 1.4 16v benzina) = 1,5kg Co2 | 1h videogioco (playstation) = 72gr CO2
'LCA and ecodesign in the toy industry: case study of a teddy bear incorporating electric and electronic components', Ivan Muñoz & Cristina Gazulla & Alba Bala & Rita Puig & Pere Fullana, 2008 | Musical Teddy Bear (Winnie the Pooh Stories and Songs) = 19 kgC02 (Life Cycle)
Cadbury milk chocolate bar (49 g) = 169gr. CO2 (Life Cycle)