Sustainability and the Nederman group’s initiatives in this area comprise an integrated and important part of Nederman’s business activities.
We work proactively to improve our own sustainability effect, while our products and solutions help our customers to reduce their air pollution and environmental impact. We make our largest positive environmental contribution when industry and customers use our products and solutions. We protect people, planet and production.
Nederman’s commitment is to reduce the world’s climate footprint. Our production is not energy-intensive, but we are working to increase our energy efficiency even more and to transition our operations to green energy in order to reduce our own climate footprint. Nederman strives to use all resources more efficiently by standardising and optimising internal processes. We work actively to maximise positive effects and minimise the negative environmental impact throughout the value chain. In order to implement changes where they make the most difference, it is very important to have meaningful collaboration with business partners and other stakeholders.
Nederman regards sustainability and climate commitment as decisive for operations, for customers, suppliers, investors and ourselves, with the following focus areas:
- Climate footprint and reduced energy consumption
- Material, management of hazardous waste and recycling
- Water consumption
- Green construction
- Sustainable products and product development
Compliance with laws & regulations
Our business principles are characterised by integrity, responsibility and sound ethics – fundamental principles that we share with our employees, suppliers, customers and investors. We prioritise the prevention of corruption. For many years now, the UN Global Compact initiative has been our ethical compass, providing support for our employees and generating business benefits in the interaction with our customers and other stakeholders. We became a member of the UN Global Compact initiative in 2020 and have continued to work and develop our sustainability program in accordance with it. Our operations comprise environmental legislation, regulations and conditions that apply, for example, to the handling of hazardous or undesirable substances in our products.
Nederman Group´s corporate governance documents:
- Code of conduct
- Code of conduct for suppliers
- Policy for sustainability and quality
- Policy for anti-corruption and fraud
- Anti-trust policy
- Policy for export control and sanctions
- Whistleblower policy
- Diversity policy
- Health and safety policy
Efficiency in manufacturing and operation
Nederman strives to use all resources more efficiently and has integrated sustainability and responsible business in the company´s transactions and strategy process. We work actively to maximise the positive impact and minimise all the negative effects throughout the value chain.
Health and safety
The positive trend of reduced workplace accidents continues and the actual number of reported accidents in 2020 was 9 (38), none of which had a fatal outcome or resulted in lifelong injuries. Nederman has a “zero vision” which requires continued technical and organisational initiatives, such as functioning systems for identification, risk assessment and investigation of incidents, and risk observations, in order to prevent accidents and ill-health, as well as regular follow-up to ensure that measures have the intend-ed effect, and training in general.
In the past year the sickness absence statistics have levelled off. At the end of 2020, the rate of absence due to illness averaged 2.8 percent (1.6), mainly due to the COVID-19 situation. Initiatives are focused on giving our employees the right conditions in their respective roles, so that they have a high sense of well-being and are motivated and satisfied.