One of our greatest opportunities is helping to reduce climate impact by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our operations. The most important measure we can take is to continuously boost energy efficiency in all our operations.
Our LCE* products support a shift towards a lower carbon economy and help customers to improve energy efficiency and convert to renewable energy use. Through investments in product development, which means that inputs such as refrigerants should have a lower CO2 equivalent, the products’ environmental impact is also reduced at the end of its useful life.
We actively buy renewable electricity (GoO certified**) for our global operations. We will launch our own generation of renewable electricity through the installation of solar panels.
NIBE’s sustainable value creation supports international initiatives. In line with our operational priorities and where we considered it possible to exert influence, we have chosen to work with six of the 17 global goals in Agenda 2030.
We have also 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.
Another great opportunity is helping to reduce environmental impact by optimising the use of materials in our manufacturing processes, which contributes to reduced waste and emissions. We are also making improvements that were identified through energy audits.
Our biggest direct environmental impact consists of the use of natural resources and metals. Other areas that have a major impact are the use of chemicals, packaging and energy and the generation of waste. Other impacts on air, soil and water are also present.
We apply the precautionary principle during the product life cycle and when we adapt our processes, by conducting preventive environmental risk assessments.
NIBE supports the Agenda 2030 goals by
Making production more sustainable by using resources efficiently, using clean and eco-friendly technologies, and providing resources for research and development. (Goal 9)
Applying sustainable methods of chemical management and reducing emissions to air, water and soil. Economising resources, minimising waste, recycling and reusing more. Reporting sustainability information transparently in our reporting cycle. (Goal 12)