Clean air sutainability

Structure, measurement and reporting

Responsible business

A global management system provides us with a shared approach and a consistent global application of how we conduct our business activities. In addition to business processes, there are a number of comprehensive policy documents – such as Nederman’s Code of Conduct – and documents that provide guidance on matters that concern the environment, social responsibility and business ethics. 

Long-term goals and performance measures are defined for every division and are part of the business plan for each division. Group management is responsible for follow-up and development based on the Group’s governance model. Supplementary internal controls are carried out to assess business processes and policies in order to ensure that our business activities are conducted according to the guidelines.

All production units, apart from three from the most recent acquisitions, are certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. All production units, apart from one, are certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality management standard 

How we are structured

Nederman sustainability structure

How we measure and report

The group has applied the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ten principles for sustainable development according to the UN Global Compact initiative since 2015. The UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development is the framework for our initiatives in efforts to meet future social, environmental and eco-nomic challenges. The results are presented in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The sustainability principles and guidelines in the GRI are integrated into our strategy and our daily efforts to adjust our business operations and create value for our stakeholders. We comply with the GRI structure and report in accordance with it.

Governance, areas of responsibility and measurable target values

The Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for our sustainability initiatives, and establishes our long-term goals as part of the group’s strategic objectives. Group management is responsible for follow-up and development based on the group’s governance model. Supplementary internal controls are conducted to evaluate the business operation’s processes and policies and to check that our company’s activities are conducted in accordance with the guidelines. 

The governance model is an integrated part of the group’s strategy and business processes. It provides a basis on which the group’s strategies, sustainability objectives and plans can be developed and established. These processes apply to all divisions and customer offerings, and aim to create long-term values for all of our stakeholders. By including sustainability issues in the governance model, we can ensure that these issues are integrated in all significant decisions that we make. Leadership with a focus on compliance, process governance, communication and training, is a key factor in enhancing know-how and achieving expected results in the area of sustainability both internally and externally. Our global management system gives us a shared, standardised work approach and a consistent global application of our corporate actions. Long-term objectives and performance measures are established for each division and are included in the business plan for each division. 

During 2020, our governance model and our meetings structure were strengthened through the addition of further boards in our priority areas. This comprises the basis for ensuring that operation is controlled and conducted correctly, efficiently and ethically.

Climate reporting in accordance with science based targets 

Nederman follows up CO2e in all Scope categories (1, 2 are based on actual consumption data and 3 is a standard calculation). CO2e is the amount of a certain greenhouse gas expressed as the amount of carbon dioxide that produces the same greenhouse effect.