TTG’s commitment to invest in renewable energy and reduce emissions is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 13.
In 2019, TTG joined the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and is aligned with its views regarding the need to proactively address climate change and the key role that the private sector plays in making realistic progress. TTG has aligned its published goals with the UNGC’s recommendations surrounding the limit of global temperature rise to 1.5°C and will consider this when setting future goals and measuring progress.
As part of our continued commitment to the environmental principles of the UN Global Compact,TTG is excited to announce the following corporate goals for energy and carbon reduction. These goals align with limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #7 Affordable and Clean Energy and # 13 Climate Action.
Since 2017, TTG has reported to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit organization that provides a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information.
We utilize the Carbon Disclosure Project and other platforms to manage our energy use more efficiently and cost-effectively within our home office, distribution center and store operations. Through the use of the CDP and other platforms we gain insight into current usage, as well as identify areas of possible change and improvement. TTG most recently submitted our “Climate Change 2020” report, reflecting our 2019 data concerning our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. A copy of our 2020 report can be found here.
In order to meet the company’s 2030 commitments, renewable energy and operational energy reduction are two of the primary strategies considered when establishing its goals.
TTG continuously succeeds in reducing scope 1 & 2 emissions each year. Scope 1 & 2 emissions include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as onsite combustion, mobile combustion and purchased electricity. TTG uses the CDP to track its GHG emissions across the company and identify reduction opportunities.
TTG has undertaken several initiatives to continue the reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions, outlined below.
TTG Scope 1 & 2 Emission Reduction Initiatives
*Location based emissions
In 2020, TTG calculated its 2019 Market Based emissions as its baseline for its newly established GHG emissions reduction goals which will be the basis of its Scope 1 and 2 emissions moving forward. The Market Based Scope 1 and 2 emissions for 2019 were 73,213 metric tons of CO2.
Scope 3 GHG emissions include indirect emissions that occur in TTG’s value chain, including product transportation, travel and supplier emissions. As product shipment can be a large contributor to Scope 3 emissions in the retail sector, TTG worked with its third-party transportation partners in 2017 to gather data and understand how product delivery contributed to TTG’s Scope 3 emissions. As a result, TTG gained greater visibility from transportation partners concerning product delivery – from distribution centers to stores and stores to consumer – and saw an increase in the Scope 3 emissions reported.
In 2018, to increase efficiency and reduce unnecessary product shipping between stores and to stores from distribution centers, TTG implemented its Supply Chain Inventory Process of Profit Optimization initiative.
As supplier emissions remain a large unknown relative to TTG’s scope 3 emissions, TTG partnered with an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corp Fellow in 2019 to identify and baseline its scope 3 emissions in the supply chain. Efforts continued in 2020 as TTG acknowledged the strategic importance and growing significance of transportation and distribution generated emissions from third parties. In 2020, the company began implementing measures to capture emissions data for domestic freight and intermodal transportation to add into its inventory.
TTG will continue to expand its understanding of its scope 3 emissions with the intent to establish a baseline and begin to identify opportunities for efficiency and set associated goals.
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