Minimizing our environmental footprint
The environment and climate change are one of the most important issues for our society today. While our environmental impact is limited, we work actively to reduce the environmental impacts our operations give rise to; those generated indirectly and directly through our internal operations.
Axactor´s environmental policy is adopted annually by the Board of Directors and the principles are reflected throughout the corporate governance structure.
To limit our climate impact, we work to lower greenhouse gas emissions, through measures such as a high level of resource efficiency, efficient use of energy in Axactor’s offices, recycling and taking environmental impact into account in purchasing and travel.
In 2020, we started reporting on GHG emissions. Axactor will now and in the years to come, continue to monitor our consumption and set KPIs to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions over time. Our 2020 numbers was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, lock-down and increased usage of home-office. In 2021, we continued to improve our reporting by including more emission sources, resulting in an increase of our numbers from 2020.
Our main environmental issues are related to energy consumption in our offices, business travel and the waste hierarchy, both in the day-to-day operations and in the lifetime management of IT equipment.
We encourage the use of energy-efficient and space-saving properties and works continuously with the property owners to further adopt energy conservation measures in the buildings where Axactor operates.
With regards to energy consumption, all Axactor offices have systems for time-regulated monitoring of ventilation, heating/cooling and lighting.
All our offices is located in environmentally friendly, new and energy efficient buildings.
Limited use of company cars
Axactor strives to lower the travel ratio and encourages less carbon-intensive travel. We have limited use of company cars and encourages the choice of low emission vehicles.
Travelling and video conferencing
We work continuously to decrease the percentage of physical meetings, by instead using digital platforms. By doing so, we manage to free up more time and resources for the company’s employees as well as reduce our environmental impact.
Our employees are encouraged to limit travel whether to the office on day-to-day business or for business travels, and use video conferencing as much as possible.
Data centres operating with 100 % renewable energy
The largest energy consumption within Axactor is the data centres which are mainly run by our infrastructure vendor, who among others, are environment certified as a green lighthouse and are operating with 100 % renewable energy.
All Axactor’s servers are run by the same infrastructure vendor to among others strengthen our environmental impact.
Committed to reducing waste
Our general waste hierarchy is first to reduce waste at the source, secondly to reuse items if possible, and thirdly to ensure that items not possible to reuse are recycled.
All our offices have recycling of paper and systems for waste sorting to secure proper handling.
Recycling of IT equipment
We are focusing on partnering with certified IT contractors obliged to ensure recycling of IT equipment and seek efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives for sourcing, packaging and transportation.
We use products and services that represent the lowest environmental impact
We have structured purchasing processes and sourcing strategies to ensure that the services and goods acquired are provided from suppliers with an acceptable environmental standard and use products and services that represent the lowest total impact on the environment.
"In itself, Axactor has a relatively small impact on the climate. Still, we find it important to strive towards ever greater sustainability in our operations."
Vibeke Ly, Chief of staff