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As a constantly evolving and moving company, Moncler is aware of the impact of urban mobility and encourages its employees to adopt environmentally friendly solutions. By adopting good habits, aimed at limiting air pollution, everyone can contribute to improving the air quality. In 2019, the Company launched a carpooling initiative for employees of the Trebaseleghe,
Padua office, to allow Moncler people to benefit from spending time with colleagues and to limit the environmental impact of travel. It was estimated that 58 6 tons of CO2 emissions were prevented with this initiative. Also during 2019, 20 bicycles were made available to employees at the Milan office that could take advantage of them and the most popular routes, such as
those between the different offices, could be travelled by bike. The commitment to sustainable mobility can be witnessed by the growing number of low environmental impact vehicles in the Company car fleet. There are 43 hybrid Company cars in Italy equal to about 25%, the Company’s goal is to continue increasing this number.
In order to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, Moncler is engaged in various activities in its stores, offices, logistics hub and production site. These range from gradually replacing traditional lighting systems with LED lights, to using green ICT technologies, identifying new methods to use energy more efficiently, and mitigating the environmental impact of employees’ business travel.
As for the efficiency of lighting systems, Moncler has achieved important results. In particular, to date 98%7 of stores worldwide (100% in the United States, Korea, Japan and Europe) are equipped with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) systems, as well as the entire production site in Romania, the finished product warehouse and the new area of the logistics centre at Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza with an area of approximately 40,000 square metres. As for corporate offices, in 2019 the Trebaseleghe, Padua office, underwent a significant refurbishment and all offices and new areas (for a total of 6,000 square metres) were equipped with more efficient lighting systems, with the use of LED lamps and thermal insulation systems to ensure greater energy efficiency. Latest-generation LED technology delivers high-quality lighting and, under certain conditions, up to 80% in estimated energy savings compared to the former lighting systems, with less residual heat. In terms of environmental impact, LED lights have an average life that is significantly longer than that of traditional light bulbs, and are made almost entirely of recyclable materials. In 2019, Moncler invested more than 2 million euros to install LED lights or to replace traditional lighting systems.
Also in the field of energy saving, in 2019 Moncler continued an evaluation of the existing air conditioning systems in its stores in order to identify more eco-efficient solutions. To develop a better understanding of the initiatives that could feasibly reduce the environmental impact of its stores, Moncler is also engaged in assessing
sustainability requirements in the store design process. In addition to style, sophistication, and practicality, the Company is paying more and more attention to sustainability aspects in the design and realisation of its stores. While it is fundamental that stores feature good lighting, layout, climate control, and functionality, the Company is aware that these aspects need to be managed as soundly as possible to limit their impact on the environment. The Company is also committed to minimising the environmental impact of its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems, by implementing increasingly efficient and innovative solutions and thus providing all offices with guidelines for the purchase of eco-friendly ICT equipment. Moreover, Moncler leverages the potential offered by new technologies that favour remote communication, including the most innovative video conferencing and telepresence systems, which reduce the impact of business travel on both the environment and people’s quality of life. To date, Moncler has 32 conference rooms equipped with modern video conferencing or telepresence technology, 8 more compared to 2018 (thanks to the set-up of new facilities at the offices in Milan, Trebaseleghe, Piacenza and Seoul). In 2019, these systems theoretically prevented over 23 million kilometres of business travel, estimated to be equal to approximately 1,457 tonnes of CO2 equivalent8 . In addition to the video conferencing systems in the offices, in 2019 the web desk conference project was widely used, i.e., a video conferencing system for a user’s IT device that integrates with the systems in the video rooms of the company’s offices, as well as connecting external video conferencing systems to the company network. This video communication system allows Moncler to offer staff outside the company the possibility to contact internal staff without having to physically move.
Moncler is careful when it comes to the selection of eco-efficient ICT components and equipment. The Group mainly uses multi-functional devices that print, copy, and scan all-in-one, which reduces energy consumption and simplifies maintenance. Existing devices are progressively being replaced with lower energy consumption units. Over the years, the Group has been replacing all hardware components and monitors in Italy with new Energy Star-certified devices. Energy Star is a voluntary energy efficiency programme, one of the most well-known worldwide. Developed jointly by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, Energy Star was devised to reduce costs and help protect the environment through the adoption of energy-efficient products and practices. Products carrying the Energy Star label guarantee excellent energy performance. In recent years, the Company has also continued to reduce, replace, consolidate, and virtualize its servers, which has led to considerable benefits in terms of energy consumption and related CO2 emissions. In particular, the extension of virtualization technologies led to smaller, low-consumption servers, designed to both minimise the amount of energy required to cool the machines, and optimise the use of space and overall performance. In 2019, the Company achieved two important results, the transfer of the Milan and Trebaseleghe server rooms to external data centres, designed to guarantee security (both physical and premises access) and the provision of the electricity and refrigeration service. This has led to a reduction in the risk of interruption in the provision of IT services and a general saving on electricity consumption.
1 The data includes total consumption estimated on the basis of the total cost of natural gas (except for cases in which data is managed by the host department stores).
2 Consumption and emissions for the car fleets in Italy and Romania (accounting for about 100% of the Company fleet).
In 2019, the car fleet in Italy was made up of 25% hybrid vehicles, to which the relative consumption factors of the vehicle were applied. For the 2017 and 2018 recalculation relating to the Moncler fleet, the specific emission factors for each fuel were applied as provided by the EN16258 standard.
3 The data does not include the energy consumption of stores in host structures (for example department stores) for which Moncler does not directly manage the data.
4 The calculation of CO2e emissions (which includes CH4, NO2, HFC, PFC, SF 6emissions where present) was carried out in accordance with the GHG Protocol guidelines. The parameters used for the calculation are derived from IEA, 2018 (emission factors for electricity), UNI EN 16258 (fuel emission factors).
5 For the years 2017 and 2018, energy consumption values and related CO2e emissions have been revised following the refinement of the estimation methodology and updating of the conversion factors.
6 The data has been estimated over a period of 10 months (from March 2019, the start date of the project) considering an average home-work distance of 37 km, 29 shared cars and a total of about 100 people participating in the initiative.
7Excluding the 15 shop-in-shops in which lighting is provided by the host department stores, where Moncler cannot take action.
8The reduction in emissions achieved by using video/telepresence conferencing technologies was estimated by:
– taking into consideration only video/teleconference calls lasting more than 20 minutes;
– assuming an average number of four participants in each video/teleconference call;
– associating flights to the international video/teleconference calls. CO2estimates were calculated starting from the distance in kilometres between the cities connected by the video/teleconference calls assuming an average movement of two passengers;
– associating car journeys to the international video/teleconference calls. CO2 estimates were calculated on the basis of the distance in kilometres between the cities connected by the video/teleconference calls;
– considering only one calling point and one receiving point for calls involving more than two countries (e.g., Italy, Japan and the United States);
– for plane and car journeys, average kg CO2 e/pkm and kg CO2 e/km coefficients were used, obtained through processing for Moncler’s business travel on a tool certified in compliance with UNI EN 16258.