Climate protection

Reducing the impact on the climate

How can we reduce the impacts of the Group’s activities on the environment and adapt as a Group within the context of global warming? Fnac Darty has strengthened its governance and climate risk management system, and has set targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. 

Some key figures

By the end of 2021

Of the CO2eq emissions generated by transport and energy consumption at our sites compared to 2019
Energy consumed (vs. 2020)
Of electricity from renewable sources
Of the CO2 emissions generated per pallet transported from warehouses to stores

A strategic objective

By 2030

Of the CO2 emissions generated by transport and energy consumption at our sites compared to 2019

Strengthened governance and strategy

Fnac Darty has structured its governance to strategically address climate issues, and has set a goal of reducing the CO2 emissions generated from its use of transport and energy consumption by 50% in 2030 compared to 2019.

In order to steer this objective in line with the 1.5°C limit and monitor the implementation of its action plans, Fnac Darty created a quarterly Climate Committee in 2019, sponsored at the highest level by two members of the Executive Committee: the Group’s General Secretary and the Director of Services and Operations.

Climate representatives have been appointed in each department to measure the CO2 impact of their activities and build relevant performance indicators to steer their low-carbon roadmap.

Reducing the energy impact of our sites

The reduction of our energy consumption involves the installation of LED lights in stores and warehouses, and the implementation of Centralized Technical Management on our sites. In order to achieve the objective of reducing CO2 emissions, the Group is also increasingly sourcing energy from renewable sources, for its electricity and gas.

Fnac is committed to the development of renewable energy in France!

Fnac Darty has chosen to use traceable guarantee of origin certificates, through a direct electricity purchase contract with a renewable energy producer (Power Purchase Agreements). After two contracts signed to purchase the electricity of existing power plants, in early 2022 the Group signed a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement for the electricity generated by a prospective solar park in France’s Centre-Val de Loire region.

This long-term contract will not only enable Fnac Darty to green up its consumption mix, but will also make the French energy mix greener thanks to the construction of a new power plant.

Limiting the impact of our goods transport

Every day, thousands of products pass between the Group’s warehouses, its 950 stores and its millions of customers. To limit the impact of this road transport on air quality and global warming, the Group is focusing its efforts on several levers:

— optimizing transport plans and the network of warehouses to limit the distances traveled by products;
— optimizing truck loading;
— giving preference to lower-emission vehicles, particularly in the Île-de-France region (100% of the supplies to our stores are delivered with trucks running on bio-NVG);
— developing multimodal transport.

In 2021, the France Transport Department joined the FRET 21 initiative, founded by ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) and AUTF (French Transport Association and Union). Fnac Darty has made a commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 10% over three years: https://fret21.eu/entreprise/fnac-darty/

As a signatory of the Charter of Commitments for the reduction of the environmental impact of online commerce, Fnac Darty is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its shipping by working on optimizing flows and packaging, but also by raising the awareness of its customers so that they can make “informed delivery” decisions.

Darty: https://www.darty.com/achat/services/livraison-eclairee/index.html

Fnac: https://www.fnac.com/livraison-eclairee

Measuring and acting on our indirect emissions

As part of a continuous improvement approach, the Group is working to expand the measurement of its CO2 emissions to significant “scope 3” items (indirect emissions). For Fnac Darty, this concerns: products sold, commuting between home and work, customer travel, as well as digital technology.

For the first time in 2021, the Group was able to measure the impact of the new products it sold. This analysis took into account the entire life cycle of the product, from its manufacture to its transport, including customer travel to the store, the use of the product and its end-of-life.

In order to highlight the positive impact of the Group’s actions to extend product life span, Fnac Darty also studies the “emissions avoided” by its repair activities and the sale of second-hand products.