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Glenn Svedberg

Glenn Svedberg

Group Sustainability & Technology Director

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Commitments and awards

Sustainability is an integral part of our strategy and our day-to-day business, and Nolato’s capabilities in offering sustainable solutions generate increased value for stakeholders and create business benefits. 

Nolato's sustainable development strategy

Nolato’s sustainable development strategy is an integral part of Nolato’s overarching strategy for profitable growth and is based on the Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is focused on addressing challenges in the near future, while equipping ourselves to respond to future expectations and requirements.

UN Global Compact

In 2010, Nolato endorsed the UN initiative for responsible business conduct, the Global Compact. Through the Global Compact, Nolato endorses ten basic principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. In 2016, Nolato linked its Group targets to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

About United Nations Global Compact
UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals presented by the UN in 2015 are now also connected to the Global Compact. 

 
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Science Based Targets Initiative

In 2022, Nolato applied for membership of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and committed to the 1.5-degree target, pledging zero emissions by 2050. During 2023 Nolato developed science-based climate ambition targets and submitted these to SBTi for validation.

About the Science Based Targets initiative
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi enables businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

 
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EcoVadis

In 2022, Nolato decided to pursue a group-level assessment of Nolato AB group. As all Nolato companies at minimum follow the group guidelines they are covered by the group assessment. The first assessment on the group level was made 2022 resulted in Bronze Medal and the assessment 2023 resulted in an improved rating to Silver Medal, with a score in the 87th percentile.

About EcoVadis
EcoVadis are one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of business sustainability ratings.

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Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Nolato has been reporting according to CDP since 2015 and reports all three different areas of focus; i.e. Climate Change, Forests and Water Security. In the 2023 evaluation Nolato improved the rating with two levels from C to B in Climate Change. Nolato holds the ranking C in Water Security.

About the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
CDP is an independent sustainability index that analyses environmental impacts from over 18 000 companies each year. The companies that report their sustainability work to CDP are assessed on disclosure, awareness and management of risks and opportunities.

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GRI-Reporting

According to GRI requirements, Nolato publishes an index that indicates the use of the standards and disclosures included in the sustainability report. The sustainability report is presented in  Nolato's  Annual report, where the complete GRI index register can be found.

About GRI
The Global Reporting Initiative (known as GRI) is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption. 

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MSCI AA-rating

In 2022, Nolato AB received a rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

About MSCI
MSCI ESG Ratings aim to measure a company’s management of financially relevant ESG risks and opportunities. They use a rules-based methodology to identify industry leaders and laggards according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers. 

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Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner

Nolato, listed at Nasdaq Stockholm, has transparently been reporting ESG metrics and results on Nasdaq ESG Database Portal and therefore been certified as a ‘Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner’.

The certificate is given to companies with a high level of transparency to their present and future investors when it comes to Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG).

 
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Sustainable Companies report

In the overall 2023 ranking following the “Sustainable companies”, conducted by Lunds University, Nolato was awarded an honorable 7th place among 130 companies at Nasdaq Stockholm. The companies are categorized into sectors, with "Capital Goods," including Nolato, representing the largest sector with 42% of the reviewed companies (55 companies). In this sector, we proudly secured 2nd place.


About the report
In collaboration with Dagens industri and Aktuell Hållbarhet, Lund University in Sweden has for the sixth consecutive year conducted a comprehensive review of sustainability efforts across 130 listed companies. The aim with the report is to review the companies' ambitions, achievements, and priorities. The findings, insights, and conclusions of this report have been documented, with this year's emphasis placed particularly on CSRD and biodiversity as well as climate change mitigation. Read more.
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