As a leader of the footwear industry, CCC recognises its responsibility to use natural resources responsibly and minimise its adverse environmental impacts.
In order to keep a balance between constant business expansion and environmental responsibility, the CCC Group strives to mitigate the negative impacts of its activities on the environment, reduce waste, reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, build environmental awareness, manage supply
chains efficiently and invest with attention paid to environmental sustainability.
Environmental responsibility is one of the pillars of the GO.22 Sustainable Development Strategy adopted in 2020. The key strategic elements of environmental sustainability:
– achieve a 7% reduction in Scope 1+2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2022 compared with 2019;
– calculate Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions (from sources accounting for 60% or more of Scope 3 emissions);
– approve reduction targets for Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions under Science Based Targets* by 2022;
– achieve a 7% reduction of electricity consumption per pair of shoes sold by 2022 compared with 2019;
– improve the energy efficiency of stores and the head office as per targets set for 2021;
– incorporate the principles of circular economy into the CCC Group’s operations;
– use environmentally sustainable packaging.
The CCC Group is implementing a number of initiatives to adapt the Group and increase its resilience to climate change. These initiatives include:
– analysis of short-, medium- and long-term risks, threats and opportunities associated with climate change, as described below in this Section;
– scenario analysis of resilience of the Group’s business model and strategy to climate change under scenarios assuming global average temperature increases of below 2ºC and above 2ºC compared with pre-industrial levels (planned);
– identification of resilience of the Group’s strategy to climate change under various scenarios and of financial impacts associated with climate change (planned);
– development and implementation of the CCC Group’s climate policy (planned).
The CCC Group actively manages the circular economy area and, as part of related initiatives, it:
– launched a pilot footwear collection projects in CCC stores in Poland to analyse the possibilities of using used footwear and reusing its components;
– launched the Circular Economy project, which includes a series of workshops on circular economy, analysis and mapping of material flows along the value chain, identification of value loss points and development of a roadmap for CCC’s transition towards a circular economy;
– phased out plastic bags in all CCC brick-and-mortar stores;
– launched an eco-design project, which will use a 3D printer to make shoe prototypes.
The basic emission factor was 1.18 kg CO2e per pair of shoes in the financial year 2020/2021, down 3.5% from 1.22 kg CO2e per product unit the year before.
The vast majority (90.7%) of the CCC Group’s GHG emissions are Scope 2 emissions, i.e. indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity and heat.
The emissions structure highlights the importance of measures taken to increase energy efficiency and switch to renewable energy sources. In particular,
efforts made with a view to reducing electricity consumption and obtaining it from renewable sources may have the greatest impact on lowering the Group's total emissions in the coming years.