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Glenn Svedberg

Glenn Svedberg

Director of Sustainable Affairs

glenn.svedberg@nolato.com

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Creating sustainable solutions

Nolato has a long tradition of responsible business conduct and caring about people and the environment is a natural element of our work.

Sustainability in a broad perspective is an integral part of our business – in practice that means what business we do and how we conduct our business. The overriding goals are to both contribute to sustainable development and create opportunities. Nolato is an important link between suppliers of materials and the products that our customers sell on the market. This gives us a key role in our customers’ transition to products with a lower carbon footprint.

Long tradition of sustainability work

Nolato developed a tradition of responsible business conduct at an early stage. Caring about people and the environment became a natural element of this work right back when the company was first established in 1938. Today this responsible approach is described in the Nolato Spirit and the concept of sustainable development is firmly rooted in the company’s strategy plans as well as day-to-day operations.

Explore the Nolato Spirit

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Guidelines and standards

Our sustainability work is based on international guidelines and standards. Nolato is a Signatory of the UN Global Compact, and our sustainability targets are linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and to the Carbon Disclosure Initiative (CDP). All manufacturing plants must be certified according to ISO 14001.

Explore our sustainability report

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Strategy and targets

One of the key strategic issues for Nolato is to reduce the carbon footprint from raw materials, production plants and products, along with preparing ourselves for the impact of climate change on the value chain. Our energy and climate targets are therefore demanding with a long-term perspective. In addition to that – with the ambition to cover all material issues – we have established a number of sustainability targets and indicators. 
Energy
More efficient energy use, and up until 2025 usage should decrease by 55% compared with average for 2011-2012.
Carbon emission
80% reduction in emission by 2025 compared with the average for 2011-2012.
Raw materials and products
The percentage of bio-based and recycled raw materials should increase.
Environmental management systems
All units to be ISO 14001-certified.
Gender equality
The proportion of women in management positions should increase at all levels.
Suppliers
By 2025, all strategic suppliers will be assessed according Nolato's guidelines for suppliers.

Long-term group-wide goals

Nolato has introduced long-term group-wide goals covering environmental responsibility, social responsibility and business benefits. Several of these goals are linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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The target to cut the carbon footprint is demanding and consistent with the Paris Agreement to reduce global warming. Measures include energy-efficiency, fossil-free electricity, and greater use of bio-based and recycled raw materials. 

 

You can learn more about our sustainability targets and their outcome on our investors pages.

Sustainable products

The environmental performance of Nolato’s products has become an increasingly important competitive factor. We therefore work with our customers on the goal of developing products that offer lower carbon footprint and/or contribute to a circular economy. We offer sustainable alternatives relating to raw materials, design, technologies and transportation. 

STORIES

Collaborating with universities and students

By collaborating with established universities and talented students, we can create great value from several perspectives. Not only will Nolato invest in innovative employees that make us grow as a company, but we can also make sure to educate and support students to make them grow as well.

STORIES

Plastic a necessary part of society

When handled right plastic is an amazing material that can be recycled again and again. In for example the medical industry and in the car industry plastic is crucial.

STORIES

Simulation is the key to optimization

As a company that both develops and produces products, we have the necessary know-how to produce products that push the limits of what is possible from a construction perspective, whilst still keeping them optimized for energy and cost-efficient production. Read more about how our experience makes it possible for us to combine simulation software with advanced molding simulation here.