The "Carbon Performance Improvement Initiative” (CPI2) is an initiative of retailers and brands aiming to be front runners in environmental protection. CPI2 offers a unique, action driven and powerful approach to reduce the environmental impact of products. It supports manufacturers by practical and concrete advice.
Three simple facts:
1. Leverage to reduce environmental impact for a retailer is in the supply chain
2. Many factories face increasing costs as well as regulations and require support
3. Supply chains are complex - a scalable, professional management tool is needed
With CPI2, retailers and factories have access to a tool that allows environmental improvements on a global scale for the first time. Combining a systematic analysis with an online approach and a focus on guidance, CPI2 has the power to become a worldwide standard in environmental protection.
The factory Jinnat Knitwear Ltd. from Bangladesh has won the "CPI2 Top Factory Award". The award was given for the first time to one of the 500 textile and shoe manufacturers from 17 countries that currently use CPI2 successfully. Jinnat Knitwear stood out from the applications through outstanding commitment. Jinnat, a company of the DBL Group based in Dhaka, has saved more than 900 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) through its extensive program of measures. Jinnat is also planning an ambitious program for this year to further promote energy efficiency and environmental protection.
Dinsen is an advanced factory with energy management. Even though, Dinsen carried out the CPI2-self-assessment and identified various areas for optimization. The factory implemented improvement measures in 2013:
Dinsen saved around 120,000 kWh of electricity and 5,600 liters of diesel. This results in savings of US$ 14,800 in energy costs and 70 tons of CO2 emissions.
Side Event organized by German Environmental Agency
CPI2 has been presented at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 19) by Christian Dietrich (Director CPI2). At the panel Jochen Flasbarth (President of Umweltbundesamt), Christoph Bals (Policy Director of German Watch), Nigel Topping (Chief Innovation Officer of Carbon Disclosure Project) and Dr. Johannes Merck (Vice President Corporate Responsibility of Otto Group) discussed climate protection in global supply chains. They agreed strongly that retailers must advocate CO2-reductions among their business partners. There is enormous potential. CPI2 has taken a leading role by providing an action-driven and effective approach.
Improving energy, water and chemical use in the supply chain becomes easy.
Know-how transfer enables factories to take action.
Retailers benchmark suppliers and improve excellence levels.