One of the great challenges of the company specializing in lighting and ventilation for the year 2022, Faro Barcelona, has been to obtain the certification of the calculation of the Carbon Footprint, according to the international standard ISO14064-1.
This is the measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the execution of its activities from 2019 to 2021. In addition, in the last 3 years, Faro Barcelona has managed to reduce its carbon footprint by more than 14%, as a result of the sustainability initiatives implemented during this period.
This certification undoubtedly constitutes a great milestone in the firm’s commitment to contribute to the reduction of negative impacts on the planet. Thanks to this certification, it is possible to detect the most critical aspects in the field of Carbon Footprint and identify areas for improvement. An opportunity to know the real volume of greenhouse gas emissions that the entity generates, to implement compensation strategies through different programs.
In this sense, one of the most important challenges carried out by Faro Barcelona has been the eco-design of its products, focusing on methodologies that identify environmental impacts from the moment of their conceptualization, in addition to optimization in their development and subsequent production. It should also be noted the use of quality materials in the components of each product, for greater durability of the same, thus minimizing planned obsolescence.
Other strategies implemented in favor of sustainability in the areas of logistics, transport and storage are the use of packaging with recycled cardboard boxes, printed with a single ink and without staples, to facilitate the disassembly of boxes and their correct recycling.
Single-use plastics have also been eliminated and replaced with recyclable paper bags, as well as polypropylene with recycled cellulose in some packaging and the use of recycled cardboard shavings for product protection during transport in more than 50% of shipments.
Other measures carried out by the company have been the installation of photovoltaic panels in the center of Castellbisbal (Barcelona) and the contracting of 100% green energy. With these measures and programs in constant development, Faro Barcelona assumes a high degree of awareness and sensitivity to the global environmental situation, focusing its strategy on adding for the well-being of people and their environment.