Our focus on world-class solutions in sustainable energy contributes to the global goal of reducing emissions of atmospheric greenhouse gases.
Our entire value chain, from vision to end customers, must be based on the sustainability principles in our business principles and values, which are firmly rooted in our long tradition of responsible entrepreneurship.
We are responsible not only for the financial performance of our operations but for their social and environmental impacts. NIBE’s responsibility forms the Group’s framework for sustainability efforts in four different areas.
NIBE’s vision to offer sustainable energy solutions means that it has long been natural for us to contribute to a sustainable society in the ways we can. By delivering long-term sustainable value to our customers, we are also able to maintain good profitability and help achieve the global development goals.
In September 2015, the member states of the UN adopted global sustainable development goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs provide guidance for everyone’s commitment to establish a clear plan and to take the necessary steps up to 2030 to create long-term sustainable development, eliminate extreme poverty, solve the climate crisis and reduce inequalities and injustices in the world.
In line with our operational priorities and our assessments of where we can assert influence, we have chosen to work mainly with 6 of the 17 global goals in Agenda 2030.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
NIBE’s actions Increase the proportion of products based on renewable energy and meet the market’s need for energy-efficient and clean energy solutions.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
NIBE’s actions Promote a safe and secure working environment, protect workers’ rights and ensure decent working conditions in both their own activities and in the supply chain, along with protecting jobs and growth.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
NIBE’s actions Make production more sustainable by using resources efficiently, using clean and eco-friendly technologies, and providing resources for research and development.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
NIBE’s actions Provide resource-efficient and climate-adapted components, products and solutions that contribute to sustainable cities and secure infrastructure.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
NIBE’s actions Apply sustainable methods of chemical management and reduce emissions to air, water and soil. Economise resources, minimise waste, recycle and reuse more. Report sustainability information transparently in our reporting cycle.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
NIBE’s actions Respect and maintain national and cross-border legislation, and actively work against all forms of corruption.
Create systems for internal control of compliance with legislation and ethical business principles.
For an international company, national legislation is sometimes insufficient when it comes to creating consensus and common guidelines for the entire Group. We have therefore made a commitment to adhere to the UN Global Compact as a commonly accepted platform of mutual principles that can be applied equally by all our companies, partners and suppliers, wherever they are in the world.