Reducing environmental impacts

We are constantly working to reduce our carbon emissions throughout the company value chain. This involves reducing energy consumption in our operations, exploring possibilities to use renewable energy sources, and promoting innovative products that are based on recycled materials.

We are committed to scaling up environmental impact assessment of our facilities, setting targets, and implementing actions based on these assessments. We are also committed to evaluating these impacts, opportunities, and trade-offs relating to our supply chain.

Energy consumption

Energy is the key factor determining the impact of our operations on the environment. We have reported our direct and indirect energy consumption since 2010 and concentrated in tracking the most relevant sources of direct and indirect emissions: fuel and energy consumption.

Waste management

All our main production sites have extensive waste recycling processes, and we are continuously developing and monitoring our industrial waste management practices. Our recycling program covers paper, cartons, plastic, metals, and electronic waste, and all production facilities have established processes for collecting, sorting, and recycling materials.

Efficient use of recycled materials

Recycling of plastic packaging is moving the next phase, with recycled material being processed into technical plastics for industrial use. We are using recycled raw material and have introduced eco-friendly raw-materials in the plastic parts of enclosures, such as hinges and latches. The recycled raw material comes from PET plastic from bottles that have been used to product PBT plastic granules, which are used for die casting. Some 65 percent of this raw material comes from PET-plastic based materials. Carbon dioxide emissions from the manufacturing process are only one quarter of the previous level.

Optimizing logistics

Our end products are shipped all over the world, and we aim to minize the impacts of our logistics operations on the environment.

We are currently working with our logistics partners through these three stages:

  1. Receiving a CO2 follow-up calculation of our transport.
  2. Receiving available CO2 statistics and working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  3. Using carbon neutral transport (currently includes all UPS, DHL and Itella shipments).