Responsibility for the environment

  • All our production units must hold environmental certification and make continuous improvements to reduce their negative impact on the air and water.
  • We continuously invest heavily in technology development and purification equipment in our manufacturing processes.
  • Working systematically according to the precautionary and substitution principles in connection with product and process development reduces our environmental impact.
  • We work to conserve energy and use renewable energy to a greater extent.
  • The aim is to reduce the amount of solid and hazardous waste by working with a higher level of recycling.We regularly make site visits to ensure that environmental initiatives in our operations meet our requirements.
  • Established targets and metrics are followed up at company level to monitor developments and the strategic goals are followed up on a global level.

We see our environmental responsibility throughout
the processing chain and strive to reduce the environmental and climate impact of products throughout their life cycles

Climate impact

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.

Agenda 2030

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.



UN Global Compact

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.


Environmental impact

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

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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)

NIBE Group – A global Group with companies and a presence worldwide

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