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Changing the way we give

At XD Connects we want to inspire our customers to join us in changing the way we give. We have created an ESG roadmap for the coming years up to 2030, and set ambitious goals and commitments for ourselves. We want to show the Industry what we are all capable of if we give it our best shot.
Let’s change together!

One of our main goals and ambitions is to tackle our Carbon footprint. We can already share two main goals with you here, and more to come!


CO2 Footprint

CO2 reduction is one of the main ambitions we have in our Roadmap. This poses a challenge because it is not only our own input that counts here, we need our customers as well! By urging our customers to buy wisely, providing them with the necessary information, we work towards lowering our (collective) CO2 footprint year by year.

To calculate the product footprint we started a project mid 2021 – it was a long journey of learning and improving, but we are proud to be able to show something that is new in our Industry:

The complete and transparent CO2 footprint per product!

We are responsible for the transparency of our approach to calculate the Co2 footprint of the products that we manufacture and sell, therefore, we share how we calculate CO2 emissions: The example here shows the product life cycle assessment, with the Total Kg CO2 per product, and GHG-emissions generated from each phase of the product life-cycle (in grams). Similarly, the percentages represent the breakdown of CO2 impact, throughout all stages of product life-cycle, which contributes altogether to the Total- CO2 footprint of the product.


The explanation of the five phases is:
Materials & Production
The data in this phase is a combination of the extraction of the raw materials, transformation and production of goods.
(Data source: Base Impacts v2.01, Ecoinvent 3.8, Base Carbone, ADEME)

Packaging
The data in this phase is the individual item packaging based on the primary packaging components, (this is usually a gift box, sometimes a polybag, or both).
(Data source: Base Impacts v2.01, Ecoinvent 3.8, Base Carbone, ADEME)

Transportation
The data in this phase is based on our default method for the Transportation of goods; from the country of Production to our warehouse in Romania. *Note: this does not include the transportation from our warehouse to the customers.
(Data source: Base Carbone, ADEME)

Energy Use & Electronics
The data in this phase is a combination of the production of Battery & Electronic components and the expected electricity consumption during the ‘use phase’ (based on the average life span of a battery). *Note: this only applies to the products containing battery or electronic components.
(Data source: IEA 2018, DEFRA 2019, Ecoinvent 3.8,)

End of life
The data in this phase is a combination of the end of life treatment/disposal of the product, packaging, battery and electronic components.
(Data source: Base Carbone, ADEME, DEFRA 2019)

This LCA approach covers all GHG-emissions generated by a product throughout its entire life-cycle; from the extraction of raw materials to the end-of-life treatment/disposal. The calculations are based on a carbon footprint (CFP) calculation tool. The methodology is in conformity with the principles of ISO 14067:2018, verified and critically reviewed, in compliance with ISO 14071:2014, by the Bureau Veritas.The generated carbon footprint is subject to change based on new information, research and data sets.

You can find the Co2 footprint information on various places on our website:
- On the Co2 footprint tab on the product page (after login)
- In the ESG Footprint box on the product page
- On the Product sheet (PDF)
- On the Product comparison sheet (PDF)
- In our online Catalogues

If you have questions, check out our FAQs or contact ESG@xdconnects.com



CO2 Neutrality goals

At XD Connects we have the ambition to become CO2 Neutral in 2030! We will do this by offsetting our CO2 footprint: increasing the percentage we offset year by year to reach our CO2 Neutrality goal in 2030.
We will allocate funds yearly and based on our footprint which we publish in our CO2 report, we can calculate the exact impact and the offsetting that is necessary to live up to our promises. In the ever changing world of ESG, we will review the best options for our offsets every year, instead of committing to one organization. As with everything we do we will check the options with a critical view and select the best and most transparent option available.

You will be able to read more about our CO2 Neutrality goals and progress in our new annual ESG report which will be published in Q2 of 2023.



Lower impact

We have the ambition to reduce our footprint by using more traceable recycled content in our products. (read more under the button ‘traceability’ below). Our goal is that by 2030 95% of our product collection will be made up of lower impact products. We do this for example by choosing recycled materials, selecting products with a lower CO2 footprint, and introducing production in Europe.
This is what we commit to:




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