Sustainability

Our contribution to a sustainable world is helping our customers
enable global access to life-saving pharmaceuticals, through patient-safe,
reliable and efficient cold chain solutions.

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

Foundation: Conducting Business Responsibly

We are fully committed to conduct our business working with the highest standards of compliance, building strong governance structures and ethical operations. Envirotainer has developed robust standards in areas of human rights, anti-corruption, labor rights and the environment in line with international conventions and principles. In April 2021, Envirotainer become signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest sustainability initiative for companies. The UNGC framework contains ten principles on corporate social responsibility, based on international conventions on human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption. We are proud to have joined the UN Global Compact and are committed to adhering to the ten principles of sustainable business.

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Pillar 1: Ensuring access to pharmaceuticals

Access to pharmaceuticals can be the difference between life and death for millions of people around the globe. As many pharmaceuticals are temperature sensitive, uninterrupted distribution via a trustworthy, patient safe and cost-efficient cold chain is of critical importance to the pharma industry and to patients.

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Pillar 2: Driving resource efficiency in the value-chain

Together with our customers, we are committed to balance the negative effect on the climate of air freight, with the social benefits of global access to life-saving pharmaceuticals.

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Pillar 3: Being the best place to work

s a company with its roots in Sweden, social responsibility is deeply founded in the core of our business. At Envirotainer, the employees are the backbone of our success. Therefore, we strive to be the best place to work, with a value-driven high-performance organization and best in class employee satisfaction.

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Pillar 4: Being a true and trustworthy partner

At Envirotainer we have the competence, experience and the motivation to drive the sustainability agenda within our industry. Despite that, we cannot on our own achieve the systematic changes that are required since it is beyond the capabilities of individual companies. To drive real change, we believe that we must work together, in line with our core value of Team spirit.

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Life Cycle Analysis

A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a study done to determine the environmental impact of a product. As part of our sustainability work, Envirotainer has commissioned a LCA of the active containers to determining the environmental impact and to be able to actively work towards a more sustainable production. The containers that have been included in the analysis are the Envirotainer RAPe2, RKNe1 and Releye® RLP.

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Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

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The UK Modern Slavery Act ("MSA") requires companies operating in the UK to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement. At the heart of Envirotainer's approach to human rights is the internationally recognised UN Global Compact Declaration. Envirotainer's commitment to act responsibly and with integrity across all areas of our business is embedded in our Code of Conduct.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) makes a difference in the world.
We want to do that too.
Therefore, we have decided to support their lifesaving work.

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