Silhouette has made its entire production process carbon neutral through a series of reduction and offsetting projects and also outlined its long term sustainable initiatives.

Efforts made by the Austrian eyewear brand included switching to solar energy, investing in electric and hybrid vehicles, and committing to gold standard projects to cut remaining emissions.

The company said it evidenced that large scale production could be achieved sustainably through the implementation of multiple green energy initiatives.

Over the past seven years, there has been a 50% reduction in the brand’s carbon footprint, including reducing emissions to approximately 2,000 tons last year.

Eyewear production now uses 100% climate neutral green electricity and Silhouette planned to install more solar panels on all of its production and administrative buildings in Linz, Austria, by 2023.

It said this would prevent the release of 450 tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of what would require 13,361 trees to absorb.

As part of Silhouette’s plans to cut remaining emissions, it would focus on solar energy production in the Global South. Silhouette has purchased gold standard certificates for a six-megawatt solar energy farm in Kolanupaka, India, which it said would supply clean energy to the local power grid, as well as improve air quality and living conditions.