Sustainability encompasses both environmental protection and social action. We are aware of this, and Filtral is committed to it. As one of our many sustainability measures, we seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions wherever possible. In addition, we invest in the voluntary compensation of the greenhouse gases generated.
To achieve the CO₂ compensation target, we work with our independent partner natureOffice. On our behalf, natureOffice records all data on raw materials, production, further processing and transport and uses this information to calculate the emissions balance of our products, which can be viewed under Climate neutrality in figures.
These compensation efforts make our sunglasses and reading glasses virtually climate-neutral. And they support people in other areas of life as well.
This is because we compensate for CO₂ emissions by supporting PROJECT TOGO.
On the one hand, this holistic climate project in West Africa is reforesting the natural forest. On the other hand, it allows a decentralized power supply through solar cells, creates permanent jobs through infrastructure projects and supports people in many areas of life. Social structures were built and improved, ranging from the construction of a school to the erection of a health centre.
For us, it is a matter of course that drinking water should be readily available from the tap at any time – with PROJECT TOGO, we have made a start by paving the way for the construction of a drinking water well and the provision of a continuous water supply!
As you can see: with each pair of Filtral sunglasses and Filtral reading glasses, we as a company – and you as a customer – set an example for sustainability!
"WE ARE SUPPORTING PROJECT TOGO BECAUSE IT IMPROVES PEOPLE’S LIVES – RIGHT WHERE THE HELP IS NEEDED."
Ralph Pohl, Managing Director of Filtral
Since 2012, we have been offsetting the CO₂ emissions generated in the production of our sunglasses and reading glasses.
In the more than eight years leading to spring 2021, we already achieved a reduction of a remarkable 5,300 tonnes of CO₂. But what does this actually mean? Very few people have any idea of the significance of this figure. That is why we compare our CO₂ reduction/compensation with everyday activities and their respective CO₂ values.
The 5,300 tonnes mentioned above, for example, correspond to the CO₂ emissions generated from driving 27 million km. Or a long-distance trip from Frankfurt/Main to New York for 1,329 people.
Our independent partner natureOffice calculates these values, as well as our values to be compensated and our CO₂ savings. And as these values increase over time, the comparative values also change. You will be amazed at the great things we have already achieved in climate neutrality!
You can see the current figures by going to the natureOffice site and entering our tracking ID DE-021-170678.