Bollé Safety publishes its first carbon footprint


Share this content


In the wake of the launch of its Go Green ESG approach, the Bollé Safety brand, leader in eye protection, published its first carbon footprint (scope 1, 2 & 3), which was evaluated at 25,000 tons per year. The first observation will help inform what steps to take to transform a market in which Bollé Safety has said it wishes to position itself as a leader.

In 2021, the global eye protection brand launched its Go Green plan. One of the first steps of this plan was to have its CO2 emissions (scope 1, 2 & 3) assessed by UTOPIES, an independent consulting firm. What the carbon footprint shows: To develop and produce eyewear for 20 million wearers worldwide, the brand emits 25,000 tons of Co2 per year.

The emissions are divided between the use of raw materials (39%), production (35%),  transport (15%), distribution (6%) and the end of the products’ life (5%). This first significant insight into its greenhouse gas emissions will serve as a reference for the company for future assessments. Beyond its environmental impact, the company’s CSR program, which is aiming for B Corp certification in 2024, is built around a true corporate vision.

Participating in the transformation of its market towards a more responsible industry is one of Bollé Safety’s ambitions. The company has set itself the goal of reducing its carbon emissions by 30% by 2027. As a member of the UN Global Compact (a United Nations initiative encouraging companies to have a responsible attitude), the company has developed a plan in three axes: Measure, Act and Transform. It is based on several pillars and concrete actions.

“As a major player in the market, Bollé Safety has a real role to play in the transformation of the market. Internal initiatives as well as innovation around the manufacturing, packaging, routing, and recycling of our products are crucial,” commented Quentin Chapelain, Bollé Safety’s ESG Manager.

Receive the latest breaking news straight to your inbox