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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 corporate standard – 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% from 2020 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. In May 2022 Cary Group decided to commit to the SBTi (which means getting the target verified by SBTi). Therefore, the current target of reducing emissions of 41 percent from 2020 to 2030 will be reassessed during 2023, and the new base year will be 2022, due latest years expansive growth.

CO2e compensation

Since 2020, Cary Group has offset a portion of our emissions through Plan Vivo’s tree-planting projects. In 2021, Cary Group  started to climate compensate for both our operations and value chain. It means that Cary Group offsets all calculated emissions including those in Scope 1, 2 and 31. The emissions are calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse gas protocol corporate standard– as per Cary Group’s current knowledge and understanding of its GHG emissions and latest science2, with a 10% margin and verified by a third party. It means 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 in carbon emission binding activities such as tree-planting projects, with a 10 percent margin. The trees that are planted are native species and the projects also include agroforestry, poverty alleviation and water provision – All aspects of sustainability are taken into consideration. Cary Group has projects all over the world, for example in Uganda, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Fiji. One planted tree equals approximately 10 windscreen replacements. For more information about the climate offsetting process and calculations, see Cary Group’s Sustainability Report.

Cary Group buys the climate compensation, so called carbon credits, twice a year. In the beginning of January, the carbon credits are bought based on an estimation of the previous year’s CO2e emissions. In March, the climate compensation is complemented based on the yearly calculated and third party verified CO2e emissions. The carbon credits bought by Zeromission are cancelled in public registers, and are published on MarkIt here. On MarkIt it is accounted for when and how much Cary Group has climate compensated.

1) In 2022 all GHG emissions is calculated a with GHG Protocol Standard and compensated for with 10% margin except MPS’ franchises. As MPS is a newly acquired company the focus for 2022 was to map and collect data for the owned business. The franchises will be in 2023’s Climate compensation and forward.
2) Calculation of GHG emissions including standards is a constantly evolving practice both internally and externally. Internally, Cary Group is continuously looking for improvements to increase its accuracy and data quality and thus cannot state that the calculations cover all of our emissions with a 100% certainty. Externally, the GHG standards are developed according to the latest science and thus the scope and method of the GHG emissions calculation change, which Cary Group adapts to.

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 and other glass products as bottles are 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!