The most significant environmental impacts of the Stockmann Group's own operations arise fromenergy consumption, waste, and transportation. Environmental impacts are monitored closely within the divisions and at the different business locations. This enables any divergences in consumption or waste to be addressed quickly.
The company's environmental responsibility also extends to the supply chain. Through the project and in cooperation with various players, the use of water, chemicals and energy has been reduced at various factories and their production costs have also decreased.
Energy and Water Consumption
The Group's energy consumption mainly consists of electricity, heating and district heating. Energy is consumed by the lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling systems in the stores, warehouses and offices, as well as by the equipment and machinery in these facilities, including lifts, escalators, refrigeration and IT equipment. Most of the water is used in the department stores' restaurant, kitchen and sanitary facilities. Increasing attention is being given to environmental matters in the store modifications and new store concepts within the Department Store Division and the Fashion Chain Division.
The stores of Stockmann Group extend from the Nordic countries to Russia and Saudi Arabia. We serve customers in different countries and continents, and so emissions are produced in the distribution of goods to our stores. Attention is focused on the efficient and environmentally friendly movement of product flows.
Waste management and recycling
The waste generated by the divisions' operations is mainly packaging waste, such as cardboard and plastic. The Department Store Division also generates biodegradable waste as a result of the operations of restaurants and cafés.
We provide our customers with the opportunity to recycle with us. For example, customers can return used electrical appliances and electronic equipment, batteries, fluorescent lamps and energy saving bulbs to Stockmann department stores.
Stockmann aims to minimize the environmental burden of packaging materials and offer customers material efficient choices. Information on the use of packaging materials by Stockmann Retail and Lindex is provided according to the GRI G4 reporting guidelines, indicator EN1: Use of Packaging Materials 2016 (pdf).
Read more about the environmental impacts on our CSR raport.