Sustainability is woven into the fabric of our business through conscious design, responsible supply chain and meaningful partnerships.
FORMIA is on a path to become a net-zero carbon company by 2030 and are now offering net-zero carbon amenity kits.
OUR THREE SPHERES
Designing products that inspire and create a connection with both people and planet
Responsible Supply Chain
Employing processes and delivering products to have positive social and environmental impacts
Forming trusted and purposeful partnerships that share sustainability commitments and promote systemic change
Our five ambitious targets are inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of global goals developed to help achieve a better and more sustainable future.
For more information on our sustainability targets, please get in touch with us.
Our path to sustainability began in 2020. We built our sustainability strategy together with GlobeScan, the global insights and advisory consultancy working at the intersection of brand purpose, sustainability, and trust.
Materiality Analysis with GlobeScan
To understand stakeholder expectations on our sustainability path, 29 key stakeholders were interviewed, including airline customers, brand partners, employees, suppliers, industry organisations and NGOs.
Our strategy was then formulated based on the findings and further vetted to fine-tune and define our ambitious targets.
Rebel is FORMIA’s sustainability partner
With our strategy and targets defined, we then initiated a partnership with Rebel to help us drive and execute our vision.
Rebel is a global consultancy, “advising and investing for the future.” They help to make sustainability more tangible through data measurement, quantification and analysis. Concretely, Rebel is helping FORMIA, as well as our partners, to drive a reduction in our carbon footprint.
FORMIA is proud to support the aviation industry by being one of the early members of the Aviation Sustainability Forum (ASF), whose mission is to collaborate for the development of sustainable inflight service solutions.
In the development of our amenity offerings, FORMIA is inspired by the R-ladder of circularity.
With every new project, our multi-skilled in-house designers challenge themselves to raise the level of environmental consciousness.
We curate materials that:
- Have less impact in the raw material extraction and production phase (including water consumption, chemical usage and greenhouse gas emissions);
- Can be recycled or biodegraded;
- Have recycled content and use fewer virgin materials.
Our designs integrate circular principles and focus on ensuring a high take-home appeal, to extend the lifespan of the product and to reduce waste as much as possible.
Measuring our impact
To achieve net-zero as a company, we have completed our first Greenhouse Gas Assessment (GHG) measuring emissions of our end-to-end operations and setting the baseline for future improvements.
We recently completed our first Life Cycle Impact Analyses, measuring the impact of an amenity kit from raw material extraction to end of life disposal.
FORMIA is taking the first concrete steps, including increasing the amount of sustainable materials we use, introducing local production and packing sites, and reducing the energy consumption within our offices.
We will continue to work with customers to define further improvements that reduce environmental impact.
In 2020, FORMIA made a pledge to convert 100% of our socks and eye masks from virgin polyester to recycled PET fabric with Global Recycled Standard certification for all our airline customers.
Up to the first quarter of 2022, this has saved 568 tons of greenhouse emissions in CO2-eq, equal to 125 cars driving on the road for a year, and in terms of energy, 16’160 GJ-eq (GigaJoule-eq) which equates to the energy required to run 3,500 US households for one year.
This is just the start of our journey to driving positive change.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of our employees and to provide a safe, happy and comfortable work environment.
FORMIA’s diverse team includes multiple nationalities and is two-thirds female, with an inclusive balance of industry experience and young talent.
We adhere to strict Health and Safety policies across the company and implement Living and Minimal wages across our workforce. FORMIA is an equal opportunities employer, providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
FORMIA’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives focus on supporting communities that we operate from, both locally and internationally.
Each charity works with underprivileged communities that often lack access to basic modern technologies and amenities. To support their work in the community, FORMIA continues to donate a range of products on an ongoing basis that will be used by members of staff who develop and deliver the programmes, as well as going directly to underprivileged households who are most in need.
We support further environmental NGOs near and dear to our heart, such as Beyond Plastic and One Tree Planted.
Our hope is to make a tangible difference and build a long-lasting relationship with both organisations.
FORMIA maintains a responsible supply chain, employing processes and delivering products which reduce social and environmental impacts.
We consider resource efficiencies, reduced and improved packaging, effective waste management practices and optimising distribution, with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality across our value chain.
Our recently launched Mexico-based operations including warehouse and distribution facility reduces the overall impact of our kits for our customers in the Americas region.
A SELECTION OF OUR RECENT ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES
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Time in between doesn't have to feel like the wilderness. Please get in touch to learn more about our sustainability efforts. We're here to make sure you have what you need.