Cosmetics packaging and accessories manufacturer Geka has completed an independent verification of its carbon footprint in a bid to find opportunities to help reduce its CO2 emissions.
Germany-based TÜV NORD’s CO2 inventory certificate assessed four Geka sites in Germany, the US and Brazil. The process calculated the facilities’ carbon emissions from fuel and energy consumption (gas, diesel, district heating, propane, electricity and company vehicle fuel consumption), as well as energy emissions upstream and from business travel. The assessment provides Geka with an overview of the company’s current emissions.
TÜV NORD offers consulting and inspection services and operates in 70 countries.
The move is part of Geka’s wider sustainability commitments. The manufacturer already calculates its global footprint annually by using Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol and going through the ISO 14063- 1 standard. The standard provides governments, businesses and other organizations with complementary sets of tools to quantify, monitor, report and verify greenhouse gas emissions.
Geka CEO Florent Lafond said the company has taken its sustainability commitments a step further by independently certifying its CO2 inventory with TÜV NORD. He added that the transparency also supports its customers’ own carbon footprint reduction roadmaps.
Geka was recently awarded an EcoVadis Platinum rating, claiming that it places the manufacturer in the top 1% of companies assessed. It also received a B- from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) which is above the industry average D grade, says the company.
In addition to assessments and ratings, Geka has launched new sustainable products. This includes the Reborn collection which consists of mascara, lip gloss, eyebrow brushes, cleaning pads and accessories. The line is made from 93% bio-based and recycled material, with brushes featuring EOSgreen fiber, which is made of 100% renewable raw materials.
By 2025, Geka aims to reduce its global CO2 footprint by 30% compared to 2019 levels and plans to send zero waste to landfills.