Sustainability – An integrated part of Elanders’ business and strategy

Elanders’ sustainability work is based on the UN global goals and focus areas Environment and climate, Employees, Social conditions and human rights and Ethics and anticorruption. Sustainability is an integrated part of Elanders’ business and strategy and Elanders considers it to be both a responsibility and a business opportunity that can provide great opportunities to create value and improve profitability.

In 2021, work continued to be focused on the health and safety of employees due to the ongoing pandemic. At the same time the company has continued to invest in sustainability, for instance by recruiting Nathalie Bödtker-Lund as Sustainability Director and by acquiring ReuseIT within Life Cycle Management.

For further information, please see Elanders Sustainability Report 2021.

Our focus areas within sustainability

Elanders has identified four main focus areas within the sustainability area that are relevant to the business and the company’s stakeholders.

  • Environment and climate
  • Employees
  • Social conditions and human rights
  • Ethics and anti-corruption

Please find more information below.

Environment and climate

Historically, Elanders’ operations have primarily had a direct impact on the environment through noise and solvent emissions. Since the acquisition of LGI in 2016 Elanders has a fleet of around 280 trucks with trailers. This fleet of trucks has a direct impact on the environment through transportation performed on behalf of customers. The extent of use for these trucks is largely beyond Elanders control, as it depends on the customers’ volumes. Transportation adds to noise levels, air pollution, acidification, over fertilization and increased greenhouse effects.

Another aspect of Elanders’ climate impact is energy consumption. Energy in Group facilities is mainly used in manufacturing, heating, lighting and cooling.

What Elanders does
Elanders work to reduce its negative impact on the environment and climate, and the Group places great importance on strictly following legal requirements concerning the environment.

Elanders also strives for driving as environmentally friendly as possible, using transportation solutions that are as cost and energy-efficient as possible, and also optimizing the customers’ transportation. Elanders is also evaluating electric trucks as a potential transport solution.

Elanders also works continuously to reduce energy consumption and to increase the proportion of renewable electricity in the operations.

The following areas are considered material for Elanders’ environmental work:

  • Materials
  • Energy consumption
  • Emissions

The following key ratios have been identified in the area:

  • Percent of renewable electricity
  • Emissions from transportation

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Read more about how Elanders contributes to the goals here.

Get in touch with us
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Sustainability Director
Elanders AB
Phone: +46 31 750 07 62

Employees

The Elanders Group has 7,019 employees in some 20 countries. To actively work with human resources is essential since employees that are healthy and motivated contributes to Group development and success on every level.

What Elanders does
Work concerning employees is governed by the Group’s Code of Conduct. Employees receive training continuously to ensure awareness of the Group’s common values. Central monitoring takes place every other year and continually by each company to ensure that the Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Policy have been communicated to all employees. Each company is responsible for creating their own procedures and guidelines to ensure conformance with the code.

The following areas are considered material for Elanders’ work concerning employees:

  • Common values
  • Health and safety
  • Equality, equal opportunity and diversity

The following key ratios have been identified in the area:

  • Personnel turnover
  • Absence due to illness
  • Gender distribution

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Read more about how Elanders contributes to the goals here.

Get in touch with us
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Sustainability Director
Elanders AB
Phone: +46 31 750 07 62

Social conditions and human rights

Because Elanders is a global business with operations on several continents, it is imperative to work with social conditions and human rights. Although ensuring fair working conditions on every level is a given, constant focus and follow-up is a necessity. As a globally active and influential group, Elanders intends to be one of the best regarding CSR and corporate engagement in every area the company is engaged in.

What Elanders does
Elanders’ work regarding social conditions and human rights is based on the Group’s Code of Conduct. Elanders intends to be one of the best regarding CSR and corporate engagement and all companies in the Group are encouraged to support and get involved in both global as well as regional/local projects where they believe their contributions can make a difference.

The following areas are considered material for Elanders’ work concerning social conditions and human rights:

  • CSR
  • Equal rights

Read more about how Elanders contributes to the goals here.

Get in touch with us
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Sustainability Director
Elanders AB
Phone: +46 31 750 07 62

Ethics and anti-corruption

An ethical and transparent approach is fundamental to Elanders reducing the risk for conflicts of interest as well as having a profitable and sustainable business with a strong brand.

What Elanders does
Elanders follows all applicable laws and regulations, locally and internationally. Elanders has an Anti-Corruption Policy that comprises all employees, the Board and other persons that act in Elanders’ name.

The following areas are considered material for Elanders’ work concerning ethics and anti-corruption:

  • Policies and education

Elanders has zero-tolerance for any type of corruption or bribe, which means the number of incidents concerning corruption is an important key ratio to monitor and the target number is zero.

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Read more about how Elanders contributes to the goals here.

Get in touch with us
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Nathalie Bödtker-Lund
Sustainability Director
Elanders AB
Phone: +46 31 750 07 62

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