Back in June of 2020, we announced an industry-first carbon transparency effort to include detailed carbon impact transparency labeling on all product packaging across our entire portfolio. Like nutrition labels on food packaging, we believe that consumers should be empowered and informed about the impact of their purchasing decisions.
Today on Earth Day, we are excited to report that the Logitech G PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse is the first Logitech product to feature this new carbon impact label and is now available in stores. Logitech G PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse is one of six gaming products with carbon impact labels rolling out in this quarter, features a number at the top of the label that indicates the product’s full lifecycle carbon footprint in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) taking a typical two year use period, 7.84 kg CO2e being the measurement for the Logitech PRO Wireless gaming mouse, which is approximately equivalent to a gallon of gas.
The six other products include: G213 Gaming Keyboard (22.0 kg CO2e), G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse (8.64 kg CO2e), G502 HERO Gaming Mouse (7.10 kg CO2e), G102 LIGHTSYNC Gaming Mouse (5.51 kg CO2e), G304 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse (8.76 kg CO2e) and G502 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse (8.69 kg CO2e).
In addition, we are also offering our entire product carbon impact methodology and measurement processes, as well as the resulting transparency label process for others in the consumer electronics industry to use. Our hope is that by opening up our learnings and the expertise we have developed, it will encourage others to follow and build on our body of work for the betterment of the planet.
“We want to use this as a way to hold ourselves accountable and ensure our design and engineering teams are working to improve these numbers and lower our carbon footprint with every new product, “ said Prakash Arunkundrum, Head of Global Operations & Sustainability Logitech.
This is how it works. Over the last number of years, we have been working to develop our Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) capability. With LCA, we can quantify the carbon footprint of the product, from sourcing of raw materials, through to manufacturing, distribution, consumer use and product end of life. This analysis and approach is third party certified across all products.
To ensure the integrity of our calculations we have spent years collaborating with IFU Hamburg, an iPoint Group company, to establish a valid, ISO-aligned measurement protocol for our products. All figures have also been independently validated to DEKRA certification standards.
For the carbon label, every last detail of the product’s journey has been scrutinised – from the sourcing of raw materials, manufacture and transport of the product, energy used during the product’s lifetime and eventual end of life management of the product such as recycling at its end of life.
Furthermore all gaming products are certified carbon neutral since Dec 2019. For the carbon we could not design out of the product, we’ve collaborated with Natural Capital Partners to identify and apply certified carbon offset instruments to achieve carbon neutral status for all our gaming products. All our carbon instruments are REDD+ that are focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development goals.
“We believe that life is more fun when you play, said Ujesh Desai, GM of Logitech G. That said we’re working hard to ensure when you play with our devices that they leave no impact on the world and that we’re all gaming for good.”
Logitech wants to ensure the work we’re doing around LCA is available to the entire industry, so we’re announcing that we will make our entire methodology and measurement processes open to all consumer electronics companies, so they can get a headstart on their own sustainability initiatives and carbon transparency. Please email us at email@example.com to get started and join us.
Logitech is committed to being a leader in the technology industry by actively working to reduce our carbon footprint and enable a more circular world. In order to do this we’re taking a ‘Design for Sustainability’ approach. To achieve design excellence, we need to consider more than just how our products look and feel. We also consider the far-reaching environmental impacts across the full life-cycle of our products. We are transparent in sharing our products’ impacts and we use this approach to drive visible improvements. You can get a good overview of all the efforts we’ve made to date by looking at our sustainability report.
We continue to believe that climate change is the most important challenge of our time. Given that human-made greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly warming our planet, we’ve prioritized greenhouse gas reduction as one of the most important metrics for our business. On this earth day, we all need to do our part to help reduce our impact on this world, join us to make a difference.
For more information on our transparency efforts, please visit our website.