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.
SHAHI EXPORTS Private Limited, a producer of high quality woven and knit apparels from Bangalore has won the CPI2 Top Factory Award 2015. Shahi demonstrated an outstanding engagement to improve environmental performance of all processes by using CPI2. The factory implemented technical and management related improvement measures as well, e.g.:
Shahi generated savings of US$ 11 500 and 90 t CO2 per year. The taken measures are part of a continuous improvement process of Shahi - the "GREEN Journey". Shahi is an excellent example of reducing the environmental impact by a systematic approach with benefits for the environment and the factory as well.
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.