Sustainable and circular business model
Envirotainer enables customers global access to life-saving pharmaceuticals, through patient-safe, reliable and efficient cold chain solutions. Our solutions minimize pharma product loss and increases circularity as well as resource efficiency, as the leased cold chain solutions are re-used hundreds of times during their lifetime. The pharmaceuticals save lives and enhance quality of life for millions of patients worldwide. Based on Envirotainer’s market leading position, unique ecosystem, strong product and service portfolio, and passion for innovation, the ambition is to lead the transformation to a more sustainable pharmaceutical cold chain.
The starting point of our Sustainability Strategy, including setting detailed goals and actions areas, is Envirotainer’s business plan and the global sustainability agenda, including frameworks and initiatives such as Agenda 2030 and the UN Global Compact.
The Sustainability Strategy process includes a stakeholder analysis, a materiality assessment, a mapping of which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Envirotainer can contribute the most to, a calculation of Envirotainer’s total CO2 footprint according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and a Lifecycle Analysis of our products. Based on the materiality assessment and stakeholder analysis, Envirotainer has identified four strategic sustainability areas, or Core Sustainability Pillars. For each Pillar, a Strategic Objective, Key Performance Indicators and Action Areas have been defined, and are evaluated and measured on a yearly basis.
The four pillars of Envirotainer’s sustainability framework
The strategic sustainability areas are organized in a framework consisting of four Core Sustainability Pillars with Conducting Business Responsibly as the foundation base for the Core Pillars. Conducting Business Responsibly articulates the undertaking of working with the highest standards of compliance, building strong governance structures and ethical operations.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Where Can Envirotainer Contribute Most?
The SDGs are at the base of Envirotainer’s sustainability strategy. Launched by the UN in 2015, the SDGs are a set of 17 global goals aimed at transforming our world by 2030. Through goals such as eradicating poverty, reduced inequality, and responsible consumption and production, the SDGs make the route to a better world more tangible and actionable.
We have reviewed all 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development and their 169 targets and evaluated where we as an organization can make the most impact. By reducing the negative impacts of our operations, contributing to positive change and engaging in society at large, we can contribute above all to seven of these goals;
- Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
- Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
- Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
- Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries