CEWE reports impressive progress on sustainability

Leading European personalized photo service CEWE reports, in its 11th sustainability report, it has already achieved a target in accordance with the obligations formulated in the Paris Climate Agreement: halving Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. In addition, CEWE also pursues a clear and broad-based sustainability orientation with its products.

“We are very pleased that we at CEWE have already been able to reduce our CO2 footprint so significantly and have thus achieved our emission targets at an early stage and almost completely,” said Thomas Mehls, CEWE Board Member, on the occasion of the publication of the company’s eleventh sustainability report.

The company’s stated the long-term goal is to reduce the absolute annual Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from 2015 to 2025 by 50 percent from 13,401 tons per year to less than 6,700 t / a. This target was already 98 percent (6,778 t / a) achieved last year. This value is to be further reduced in the current year as well. Scope 1 includes all direct emissions, such as in-house production or vehicle fleets, and Scope 2 includes all indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity.

CEWE Sustainability diagram

To further improve ecological sustainability, all CEWE products have been rated with a specially developed sustainability scorecard since 2020. For this purpose, more than 40 criteria were defined along the product life cycle within the four categories of “Raw materials and supply chain”, “Production”, “Use phase” and “End of product life”. While the CEWE branded products are already produced in a completely climate-neutral manner, work is ongoing to make the entire product portfolio more sustainable. For example, selected Advent calendars are produced with an inner part made of potato starch instead of plastic blisters so that they can be returned to the recycling cycle.

The eleventh sustainability report, which is based on the sustainability guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), also sets an example for environmental protection and resource conservation at CEWE.