Our goal is for 90% of the raw materials used for our solutions at DAFA Group to stem from local sourcing by 2025.
During the first three quarters of 2021, the entire DAFA Group, on average, managed to source 81.5% of the raw materials locally. Also, despite a growing level of activity, we have, on average, succeeded in improving DAFA Group's use of local sourcing year by year. For instance, our subsidiary in Italy went from using locally sourced raw materials 73.3% of the time in 2018, whereas it grew to 92% by 2020. Therefore, we can confidently state that we aspire to and predict that we will meet the set goal for 2025.
Furthermore, our recent initiative of optimizing the way we stack goods on pallets means that they take up less space during transportation, which reduces CO2 emissions. Also, as DAFA operates across 8 countries worldwide and has production facilities in 4 countries, we can further limit emissions related to the transportation of our solutions. Therefore, with our global supply chain, we are close to the markets and close to you.