Climate and environmental protection

Our measures for climate and environmental protection

Everything we do leaves traces - our means of transport, our way of work, as well as the things we buy or eat. Our actions almost always influence our CO2 footprint. Regardless, there are a number of ways to help offset CO2. These include, e.g. reforestation, the use of renewable energy, energy saving-measures or more efficient recycling methods. Find out here what we at Gabor are doing to achieve this.

Renewable energies for our shoes

Creating renewable energy is active climate protection. At our Silveiros site in Portugal, we continuously invest in the expansion of photovoltaic systems. Currently, 21 per cent of our own electricity requirements are produced as solar power. This means that the plant already produces 700,000 pairs of shoes using climate-friendly energy. At the end of 2020, additional solar collectors are to generate an additional 1000 megawatt hours of electricity, which is enough energy for manufacturing 1.4 million pairs of shoes.

A new mixed forest for climate protection

In cooperation with the non-profit association, PRIMAKLIMA e.V., we started a large reforestation campaign in 2019. With our help, a new mixed forest with 2,000 seedlings was created in Langburkersdorf in Saxony. They are looked after for at least five years as part of the nursery process and are then protected by the Forest Protection Act. This removes CO2 from the atmosphere permanently. In the course of the next 50 years, this forest will store around 200 tonnes of CO2. In future, it will also provide an important contribution to flood protection in the region.

Here you can find out more about our Gabor forest.

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