To achieve this, we are working hard to do our part by minimising our carbon emissions, progressing towards a circular economy and responsibly sourcing our materials.
Understanding our emissions better is the first step to reduce our footprint. We are collaborating with experts in the field to measure the impact generated by our production activities in order to reduce our emissions across the entire supply chain. We are changing heating systems, windows and lighting in our main buildings; and by 2025 the electricity we source worldwide will be 100% renewable.
And while our journey into being more sustainable has already begun, we also take responsibility in our emissions caused by buildings, manufacturing, company vehicles, electricity, and heating (Scope 1 and 2) and direct Greenhouse Gas emissions caused by business travel and logistics (Scope 3) by offsetting these emissions.
Also, in 2022, the studies we are undertaking will enable us to express tangible mid and long-term reduction targets.
Leather sourced 100% from Europe and from tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group, by 2023.
C02 neutrality by 2023 in the leather we use - from slaughterhouse to the finished products.
All our products using nylon are fully recyclable and sourced from recycled plastic. In addition, we’re already recycling all the metal parts of our leather products and leftover materials. These are transformed into new products, thereby lowering our environmental footprint.
To be PVC free by the end of 2022.
To achieve full roll out of gift packaging by 2022
For example, Montblanc has a global education initiative "Dear Future" fighting illiteracy and reducing discrimination, empowering underprivileged people. For decades, we have been collaborating with different NGOs - from UNICEF to Laureus - and local initiatives around the world that contribute to this cause. And from this year on, we will do so not only by funding small organisations across the world but also by encouraging our employees to volunteer in the program.
Since 1949 we have been transmitting our craftsmanship knowledge through the Toolmaker apprenticeship program, training new apprentices to become skilled workers every year. In 2005 we incorporated the Process Mechanic program, and in 2013 the Machinist program, allowing us to train a new generation of artisans with a shared passion for craftsmanship every year. We do so by combining our historical know-how and technical creativity to craft timeless products. This fosters collaboration between senior and junior employees, ensuring our skills are preserved and passed on to the next generation.
At Montblanc, we truly believe that craftsmanship can help our local communities prosper. So we offer vocational training and apprenticeships that teach the next generation how to craft objects instead of just consuming them.
It makes us proud to see Montblanc has grown into the diverse organization it is today. We appreciate the community of outstanding personalities from different cultures, social backgrounds, ages and genders as a major driver of success. At Montblanc, our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be who they are and is invited to share their own ideas. The way we aim at achieving this is through awareness and education on this topic through trainings and cross-functional networks as well as elimination of institutional barriers. Examples of initiatives towards this goal include: flexible work structures, inclusive decision making, and casual round table meetings, just to name a few.
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