Kajka and Kånken should not contribute to global warming. This is the basic idea behind our decision to take responsibility for the unavoidable emissions associated with these popular backpacks by compensating the climate for their production and transport.
Global warming affects us all. But it can be reversed, if we all do our part. That is why we developed in 2008 a line of climate-compensated Kånken backpacks. We expanded this initiative in 2010 to include all Kajka and Kånken backpacks, and for spring 2011 also in all our products in Eco-Shell.
How climate compensation works:
The principle is rather simple. To offset the emissions impacting the environment that are generated by production, we are supporting projects that decrease emissions elsewhere.
Today there is a global system in place for climate compensation that was built up within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. Via this system, anyone who wants to take responsibility for their impact on the climate can purchase climate compensation from an approved project.
These projects, which are located in developing countries, focus on either renewable energy or making energy more efficient.. They also meet strict requirements on quality, transparency and traceability, which the UN verifies and reviews regularly. The projects that Fjällräven has chosen have also been certified by the Gold Standard, an independent grading standard for carbon dioxide-reducing projects that is supported by more than 60 volunteer organisations, including Greenpeace International and WWF International.
For Fjällräven this certification means that we can be sure that our projects benefit the environment as they are intended.
Links for more information
- Facts about climate compensation