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Focus area
Climate

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Focus area
Climate

Climate

An active and thorough climate work is based on three pillars – measure, reduce and bind. Since Cary Group wants to take responsibility for our current emissions, we choose to not only measure and reduce our carbon footprint, but from 2021 we also climate compensate for all of our emissions.

Measure

Thorough and well performed measurements and collection of data in accordance with the GHG protocol – the whole value chain included.

Reduce

Reduction targets in line with criterias for Science Based Targets Initiative and the 1,5ºC Paris Agreement, including a reduction plan.

Bind

Complementary direct measures to bind carbon dioxide from the atmosphere today – makes the acceleration of society’s climate adaptation and readjustment possible.

Science Based Targets initiative

Cary Group has committed to set targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), consistent with the Paris Agreement. This is a natural step in Cary Group’s sustainable strategy, which incorporates sustainability throughout the whole customer offering, with digital solutions, convenient locations, access to fossil free courtesy cars, focus to increase the repair rate which reduces the CO2e emissions, as well as the recycling of windscreens.

Based on calculations of the group’s emissions of carbon dioxide in 2020, Cary Group’s goal is to reduce its carbon emissions by 41% by 2030. The goals, which are followed up annually, are in line with the Science Based Targets initiative’s criteria and the 1,5°C goal of the Paris Agreement. For newly acquired businesses, there is an adjustment period of two years, which means that the goals are followed up with and without the new acquisitions included in the calculations.

Climate neutral through CO2 compensation

Since 2020, Cary Group has offset a portion of our emissions through Plan Vivo’s tree-planting projects. In 2021, Cary Group became climate neutral in accordance with the ISO 14021 standard, meaning that we need to capture as much carbon-equivalent emissions as the company itself emits, so that the final sum of emissions becomes zero. Being climate neutral means that Cary Group offsets all emissions including those in Scope 1, 2 and 3 – meaning that we not only take responsibility for emissions from our own services when repairing or replacing a windscreen but also include, for example, emissions from our suppliers that provide products such as windscreens and glue, customer journeys to the workshops and emissions from recycling the used broken glass.

Through the certified and renowned Plan Vivo via Zero Emission, Cary Group offsets carbon emissions in tree-planting projects, with a 10 percent margin.  The trees that are planted are native species and the projects also include forestry, poverty alleviation and water provision – All aspects of sustainability are taken into consideration. Cary Group has projects in Uganda, Colombia, Fiji and Mongolia. One planted tree equals compensation for about ten windscreen replacements.

A road going towards the mountain

Resource management and recycling

In a resource-intensive industry, we believe it is important to constantly improve and reduce the consumption of steel and glass not to mention chemicals needed when servicing a vehicle. We streamline the usage of natural resources, use energy efficient and climate friendly technique, handle waste properly and phase out substances that are harmful to the environment and health.

Glass, manufactured by finite resources like sand and lime, is the main raw material consumed at our workshops. We constantly aim to reduce glass consumption by minimizing waste and recycle the glass in the windscreens that we replace. Cary Group works with waste operators who specialize in recycling windscreens to make sure that the handling is conducted in the best possible way. Fiberglass for insulation is the main product manufactured from the recycled glass.

To read about circularity and the life cycle of a windscreen, click here!

To read more about the recycling process, click here!