Our new factory in Thailand is CarbonNeutral® operations certified 

At Vittoria we strive to be the most sustainable bicycle tire manufacturer in the world. 

In line with our commitment towards cutting Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 55% by 2030, in October 2023 we have achieved CarbonNeutral® operations certification for our new factory in Thailand.  

With the first bicycle tire factory to achieve CarbonNeutral operations certification ever, we have set an industry milestone. 

Our journey towards getting certified

To achieve CarbonNeutral operations certification we have partnered with Climate Impact Partners, a global a leader in developing and delivering high-quality, high-impact carbon market solutions for climate action.  

Here are the three step we have followed in accordance with The CarbonNeutral® Protocol: 

  1. We have first measured our greenhouse gas emissions 
  2. We have then delivered internal reductions 
  3. And finally we have offset our remaining emissions 

Our journey towards getting certified

To achieve CarbonNeutral operations certification we have partnered with Climate Impact Partners, a global a leader in developing and delivering high-quality, high-impact carbon market solutions for climate action.  

Here are the three step we have followed in accordance with The CarbonNeutral® Protocol: 

  1. We have first measured our greenhouse gas emissions 
  2. We have then delivered internal reductions 
  3. And finally we have offset our remaining emissions 

Step 1: We have first measured our greenhouse gas emissions 

We have measured greenhouse gas emissions that we generate through our factory’s operations. 

In line with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the following emissions sources have been included in our certification perimeter: 

Scope 1:  

Direct emissions from owned, leased or directly controlled stationary sources that use fossil fuels and/or emit fugitive emissions (e.g. refrigerant gases); 

Direct emissions from owned, leased or directly controlled mobile sources. 

 Scope 2:  

Location based emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, heat, steam or cooling. 

 Scope 3: 

Transmission and distribution (T&D) losses from fuel and energy-related activities; 

Waste generated; 

Third-party transportation & storage of sold products. 

Step 2: We have then delivered internal reductions 

1. Zero Natural Gas in Production.
Our new factory does not consume any natural gas thanks to the full electrification of our production process.
2. Renewable Energy Production & Purchase.
All the electricity we consume comes from renewable energy. We partly produce it on site through the solar panels we have installed on our factory's rooftop, while we purchase the remaining portion through Renewable Energy Certificates.

Step 3: Finally, we have offset the remaining emissions 

We offset the emissions we are not yet able to reduce through the purchase of carbon credits.  

The money spent to offset these emissions supports projects around the world that cut carbon emissions. These activities must prove that they would not be viable without the income from the sale of carbon credits. 

1. Nature-Based Carbon Removal Projects globally, which include planting new trees on long degraded lands, replanting trees on recently cleared lands, as well as revegetation projects that restore lanoscapes to their natural state.
By funding these projects, we also contribute to creating sustainable jobs for local communities, improving hydrogeological cycles, reducing droughts and flood risks, promoting soil nutrient replenishments, and improving the local micro-climate.
As riders, woods, fields, and flourishing lands are our most loved playgrounds, therefore we are committed to preserving their beauty and the ecosystem cervices they provide.


2. Renewable Energy Projects globally, which help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the growing global demand for energy and build sustainable infrastructure. These projects also contribute to the local economy and livelihood of residents through the creation of jobs.
We recognise that energy generation is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, therefore we invest in renewable energy as a fast and effective solution to contribute to climate action.

Thanks to the achievement of CarbonNeutral operations certification, all bicycle tires made in our new factory have a reduced carbon footprint.

All products made in our new CarbonNeutral operations certified factory have a reduced carbon footprint thanks to the electrification of the production process and the production and purchase of renewable electricity. According to internal calculations, these interventions reduce the carbon emissions generated during our core production process by 80%, compared to a regular production process involving the use of gas and non-renewable energy.

Bicycle tires made in our new factory
will feature the sticker below:

All products made in our new CarbonNeutral operations certified factory have a reduced carbon footprint thanks to the electrification of the production process and the production and purchase of renewable electricity. According to internal calculations, these interventions reduce the carbon emissions generated during our core production process by 80%, compared to a regular production process involving the use of gas and non-renewable energy.

Bicycle tires made in our new factory
will feature the sticker below: