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– Carbon awareness


Calculate Emission

Over the period 1st January to 31st December 2013, Small World’s business activities generated 20,900.46 tons of CO2e

47.22 tons from company owned vehicles

318.46 tons from generation of electricity for Small World’s own offices and factory

35.87 tons waste disposal

93.68 tons from contractor owned vehicles

167.42 tons from employee travel and commuting

20,237.81 tons from the production of purchased raw materials.



Reduce Emission

Small World has made real and significant reductions in our baseline power consumption and consequent release of carbon, through investing in natural power sources, using recycled product where possible and using natural ventilation systems and lighting.

Our own factory, which employs 317 people, is 45% solar powered with plans in place to reach 80% through 2015.

Across the factory and our offices in Hong Kong, Weihai and Toronto and we have achieved 19% reduction in our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions since 2010.

Our major challenge is not what we can do within Small World, but trying to effect savings in all the factories we work with and showing them effective investment in environmental measures can be good for business. Our next challenge is to work out a way to recycle old textiles to negate the impact that our new products make.



Offset Unavoidable Emission

Since 2011, Small World has offset 45,713 tons of carbon by buying and retiring offsets from major green power installations round the world.

Money spent on these credits ensures that each Kg of carbon emitted, when textiles are designed, manufactured and sold can be negated or canceled by avoiding the release of a Kg elsewhere.

We buy straight from these plants there are no middlemen and each cent of the offset is a tiny but very efficient way to invest in natural energy.

The market for carbon credits is clear and transparent with power projects meeting criteria as determined by their local countries, validated by the Designated Operational Entity (DOE) and the Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM) under the guidance of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The carbon trading transactions, holdings and retirements by Small World are registered with Markit which is the leading exchange in the voluntary carbon market.