ManoMano’s carbon footprint in 2021
We strongly believe that the climate crisis is not “someone else’s problem”.
At ManoMano, we are committed to managing our environmental footprint. Here’s how.
It’s no secret that e-commerce, like any distribution and sales activity, impacts the planet as much as it makes our lives easier. With our platform and millions of customers, this is of course of our concern too… After all, “with great power comes great responsibility”.
Since our story has only just begun – and there is still a lot to revolutionise – we have been thinking about how to write the next chapters even more responsibly. And we’re not alone. Our sellers and customers have a part to play too, and we’re counting on you.
To act effectively on global issues, we must act together on several fronts. In addition to reducing our carbon footprint and improving our logistical impacts (quite a task!), we want to give you the tools to renovate your home in the most responsible way possible, with the right products and services.
Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? But if we were able to digitalise the DIY sector, why shouldn’t we be able to contribute to transforming it into a more responsible model?
Here is what we plan on doing, step by step.
Our carbon footprint is the quantity of greenhouse gas (carbon emissions and other equivalents) that we release into the atmosphere.
Measurement is key. With a better understanding of our footprint, we can find ways to reduce it.
Which represents several challenges in one!
The first step is to carefully select the products we sell and to keep you well informed so that you can make better choices. We also strive to reduce the environmental impact of our logistics, offices and warehouses.
While at the same time, contributing financially to sustainable development projects in several developing countries, based on our direct emissions and European logistics flows.
ManoMano’s carbon footprint in 2021
We have a drive to act, in particular by providing our customers with a more responsible range and alternative products, which goes hand in hand with new economic opportunities for our sellers. There is still so much to do, especially in our industry, and some of these things can be done now to help customers make positive changes in their choices and ways of buying. We see it as an opportunity to make a difference now, not for ourselves but for the planet.
The transport of goods accounts for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. And since every order placed on ManoMano leads to a delivery, it is also our responsibility.
Transport, packaging (and therefore waste), electricity consumption in our warehouses… Every day, our logistics team works hard to reduce our impact.
Sounds like a huge task, doesn’t it? It is! But we’re moving a little further towards our goal every day, for example by installing 100% LEDs in all our warehouses, reducing the distance our parcels travel, increasing our trucks’ fill rate, reducing empty space in our packages and, finally, tackling overpackaging in favour of “naked” products*.
*They’re not really naked. This is just what we call products that we send in their original packaging. It’s better for the planet.
In 2021, 30% of parcels leaving our warehouse didn’t have excess packaging, thus saving 128 tonnes of CO2eq emissions! By 2022, we aim to ship 60% of our parcels without excess packaging to save 675 tonnes of CO2eq emissions.
Our teams are also working to reduce any empty space in our packages and to optimise our delivery routes to reduce the distances travelled.
We are also well aware of our role in helping you DIY in a more sustainable way. Our mission is to enable you to take care of your home and garden while respecting the planet and select the most responsible products at a glance.
We also work directly with our trusted sellers to make their business more responsible and to better promote products that have the least impact on the environment.
We want to be more transparent about the impact of items available on ManoMano, so that you can make more informed choices and identify responsible products for your home.
With more than 16 million products available on ManoMano, the variety and quantity of data to collect in order to improve our product information is huge. We’ve risen to the challenge with the aim of providing our customers with as many alternatives as possible and maximum transparency so that they can make an informed choice.
But what characterises a responsible product at ManoMano?
The raw materials and packaging
organic cotton, recycled materials, wood from sustainably managed forests
The level of reparability and end-of-life
long warranty, repair index,…
Water and energy consumption
User health and safety
inside air quality,…
The country of origin
we naturally prefer to work with products manufactured in Europe
To accelerate the transition to a more sustainable home, we provide expert advice and practical solutions, products and installation services, to help you with your energy renovations. Which is one of the ways we raise awareness around responsible consumption issues in Europe.
Our ambition to (really) change things goes beyond ManoMano. We need to get our suppliers on board too.
We are proud to officially launch our suppliers’ charter promoting more sustainable practices around 7 major themes:
This charter is an opportunity to address the issues that are important to us and in our relationships with suppliers.