Scenic view close to Nolato’s headquarters in Torekov, Sweden


Nolato and sustainable development

Nolato has a long tradition of responsible business conduct. Our shared values of being Professional, Well Organized and Responsible are reflected throughout our business and are central to our 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. 


For Nolato, sustainable development means:

Preventive measures:

Nolato has a good under­standing of our business’ impact on people, the environment and society. Risk and costs are reduced through preventive measures, risk analysis and investments in modern technology. 

Responsibility and transparency:

Nolato complies with international guidelines, principles and standards for sustainable development, including via being a signatory to the UN Global Compact. The long-term targets provide a road map for our sustainability work. Progress and setbacks are reported transparently according to international sustainability reporting standards. 

Reduced climate impact:

Strategic issues for Nolato are reducing the carbon footprint from raw materials and production plants, supporting customers with eco-design* of products that we develop for them, and preparing ourselves for the impact of climate change on the Group’s value chain. 

New business opportunities:

Through our experts working closely with suppliers and customers, we support the development of innovative products with a lower climate impact, which generates both sustainability and business benefits.


Study our sustainability report

Here on the website there is a brief presentation of our sustainability work. For those who want to go more in-depth, there is much more in our sustainability report, which is integrated into the annual report. You will find a link here on the page for reading on the screen or downloading as a pdf. You can also order the printed annual report.

Sustainability reports

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Glenn Svedberg

Glenn Svedberg

Group Sustainability & Technology Director

Significant events in 2022

decorativeMeasures in 2022 cut the Group’s carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption (Scope 1 and 2) in absolute terms by 55% compared with 2021.

DecorativeThe percentage of fossil-free electricity used at the production plants in 2022 increased to 84% (70). Production plants in Asia and Europe purchased almost 100% fossil-free electricity.

Science based logoIn 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.

The Nolato Spirit

Nolato has a long tradition of responsible business conduct. It’s part of our com-pany’s spirit to be a good employer and corporate citizen, to take responsibility for what we do and always apply sound business ethics. We believe that a future-oriented, responsible approach is not only necessary from a sustainability perspective, but also creates opportunities and business benefits. Especially when combined with our firm focus on efficiency and professionalism.

In our publications The Nolato spirit and Nolato's code of conduct you can read more about our values. Click on the brochures to read them directly on the screen or download them as pdf files. In Nolato Magasin there are always articles about our sustainability work.

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More sustainable reading


Significant growth in water-based paints

Water-based paints have grown from accounting for around 5 to 10 percent to more than 60 percent of total paint usage at Nolato Beijing. Read more here.


Major new solar farm in southern Sweden enters operation

The operational startup of the solar farm marks a further step for Nolato towards achieving its ambitious sustainability target.


We are responsible for our environmental footprint

Sustainable development has long been a top priority for Nolato. It’s a natural part of our corporate culture and something that is deeply rooted in the company. Now we are setting absolute targets according to SBTi.