Focus on: Measurable targets

Sustainability development key targets

Nolato undertakes extensive work relating to responsibility for the environment, people and society. We believe that sustainability measures create benefits for society and our business activities. The Group’s sustainable development goals are long-term and the results are presented in the annual Sustainability Report. The goals are linked to UN Agenda 2030 and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Environmental responsibility



The objective is more efficient energy use and for 2017–2020 Nolato targets a 20% reduction compared with the average for 2011–2012. The Group-wide KPI is GWh/net sales and many production units use locally adapted targets. Global Goal: ”Affordable and clean energy”.



The target is a 20% reduction in the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) during 2017–2020 compared with the average for 2011–2012. The target relates to carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption. The Group-wide KPI is tonnes of CO2/net sales and there are different types of local targets. Global Goal: ”Climate action”.


Chemicals and raw materials

Hazardous chemical substances should be identified and, where possible, phased out. The percentage of recycled and/or renewable raw materials should increase. Global Goals: ”Industry, innovations and infrastructure” and ”Responsible consumption and production”.



The amount of waste should continually decrease in relation to net sales. The percentage of recycled waste should increase. This target is normally a part of ISO 14001 or initiatives such as 5s and lean manufacturing. Global Goals: ”Industry, innovations and infrastructure” and ”Responsible consumption and production”.


Environmental management systems

The objective is for all units to be certified in accordance with ISO 14001. Acquired companies should be certified within two years. Global Goal: ”Industry, innovations and infrastructure”.


Environmentally sustainable products

Nolato will take part in projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of new or existing products. Global Goals: ”Industry, innovations and infrastructure” and ”Responsible consumption and production”.



Social responsibility


Safe workplaces

The number of workplace accidents should be minimised with the long-term targeting of zero occurrences. All units must have a functioning system for registering and addressing near misses. This work should be conducted systematically, for example, using certified management systems relating to health and safety (OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001). Global Goal: ”Decent work and economic growth”.


Ethical and humane principles

There should be no cases of infringements of human rights, discrimination or forced labour. Active information shall continue to be provided to employees and new staff. Global Goals: ”Gender equality” and ”Decent work and economic growth”. 



Business benefits


Anti-corruption measures

There should be no cases of bribery, corruption or cartel formation. Continued active information to employees. Global Goal: ”Peace, justice and strong institutions”.



Customer requirements regarding the environment and social responsibility should be met by a comfortable margin. Global Goal: ”Responsible consumption and production”.



Improved evaluation of suppliers’ sustainability work. Global Goal: ”Responsible consumption and production”.


Society, investors and analysts

Reporting must be in accordance with GRI and CDP guidelines. Nolato shall continue to endorse the Global Compact. We shall achieve good results in evaluations by analysts and independent institutions through transparent information in the field of sustainability. Global Goal: ”Partnership for the Goals”.


Our sustainability report

In our sustainabillity report you can study the outcome of our targets. Click on the image above to read it on-screen or to download it as pdf.

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