Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY

WHAT SUSTAINABILITY IS FOR US

To us sustainability is a mindset; it is integrated in our strategy and business model and something we hope that each of our employees takes into account in their own, everyday work. As a company we are highly committed to deliver our contribution to protect the planet and make the world last longer.

Our sustainability program aims to create sustainable long-term value for our different stakeholders including the society, our customers, employees and suppliers by using resources more efficiently and protecting the environment and the safety and health of our employees. As a family-owned company we support continuity; it describes and affects all our actions and decisions.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS AREAS

We focus the active management of sustainability on four priority areas:

1. Sustainable solutions and services

For us sustainable solutions and services mean not only complying with regulations and legislations but developing and offering competitive products, technologies and services that meet the needs of our customers using fewer or more sustainable resources and materials.

We analyse life-cycle impacts and develop innovative products that are longer-lasting and consequently reduce the need for early repainting. We invest heavily in research and development our ambition being to develop coating products with no or low VOC content and to increase the use of renewable and secondary raw materials in our paints and coatings.

2. Responsible operations and supply chain

We strive for being a responsible company within our entire value chain, from procurement of raw materials to the manufacturing and delivery of the products to our customers on time and safely.

We invest constantly in our manufacturing facilities, implement Lean throughout the company and seek innovative technologies to improve safety and to minimize the environmental impact of our operations and activities.

We measure and monitor the sustainability impacts through our Code of Conduct, supplier and internal audits, our Supplier Code of Conduct, procurement policies and client and employee feedback, which are conducted regularly.

3. People development

Our commitment to people is our foundation for succeeding now and in the future. By developing our employees’ competences and skills, attracting the best talents and creating an environment in which ideas and initiatives flourish, we are sure we can create long-term success for our people and our business.

The daily wellbeing and satisfaction of our employees plays a vital role to us and we measure it regularly through our Employee Opinion Survey (EOS).

4. Future generations

Being a family-owned company, continuity is utterly important to us, and it affects all our actions.

We want to make choices, which bear to the next generations to come and  to build a company, which the future generations will be proud to lead and be a part.

We aim to support entrepreneurship education and thinking in the society and to invest in local communities.