For the first time, we have calculated the CO2 footprint for a uvex safety shoe. This tells us how much CO2 is emitted during the production of a pair. To calculate this, we measured the emissions from the raw materials to the first use**.
The result is that the CO2 footprint of the uvex 1 G2 planet is 7.8 kg. This is roughly equivalent to a 35 km car journey.
By using recycled and bio-based materials, we were able to reduce the CO2 footprint by 1.3 kg or 14.3% compared to our regular uvex 1 G2 (art. no. 68342, CO2 footprint 9.1 kg).
Calculations based on Sima Pro 18.104.22.168, ecoinvent 3.6 database