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.

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 this, Envirotainer’s Sustainability Strategy includes our defined Core Sustainability Areas and for each of those, Strategic Objectives, Key Performance Indicators and Action Areas.

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

The Base and our 4 Strategic Focus Areas

The base is the foundation on which our four core sustainability focus areas stands.

The Base - Conducting Business Responsibly

Conducting our business in the most responsible way is the base of our company that enables us to support and achieve the pallets of our sustainability strategy. The base is about mitigating the most critical risks and securing positive long-term value creation for our business and stakeholders. 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 high standards in areas of human rights, anti-corruption, labor rights and the environment in line with international conventions and principles. Responsible Business is described in more detail in the Sustainability Report.

Focus Area 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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Focus area 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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Focus area 3: Being the best place to work

As 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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Focus area 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

As a part of revising our Sustainability Strategy, we have conducted a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of our active containers, to compare with passive containers. The containers that have been included in the analysis are the Envirotainer RAP e2 and RKN e1.

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