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A sustainable offering throughout the value chain


Goals by 2030  Key activities Status 2020
Production (Scope 1, 2)*    
Reduce carbon emissions from production by 50%, i.e. a 7% reduction per year (equivalent to 4,000 ton CO2-e**, baseline
  • Energy-efficiency enhancement program initiated at each production unit
  • Transition to renewable energy underway
  • Starting 2021, all units to be included in the energy-efficiency plan
  • Share of renewable energy: 20%
  • All production units are ISO 14001 certified and work in a structured manner with continuous improvements
  • CO2 emissions in relation to net sales: 0.4 ton CO2-e*/MSEK
  • Total CO2 emissions from production: 3,500 ton CO2-e
  • For information about emissions between 2018 and 2020, refer to page 45 in the 2020 Annual Report
Vehicles (Scope 1)    
Reduce carbon emissions from vehicles by 50% (equivalent to 22,000 ton CO2-e, baseline 2019)
  • Gradual transition to low emission vehicles starting in 2021
  • Average emission for passenger cars and vans: 169 gram CO2-e/km (baseline 2020)
  • Total CO2-e emissions: 20,000 ton CO2-e
Transport (Scope 3)    
Reduce carbon emissions from transportation by 50% (equivalent to 41,000 ton CO2-e, baseline 2019)
  • Air transport minimized
  • Increased efficiency through consolidation of customer deliveries
  • Continued collaboration with suppliers to reduce carbon emissions
  • Emissions: 37,000 ton CO2-e
  • Carbon emissions from transport have declined by 10%
Business travel (Scope 3)    
Reduce carbon emissions from business
trips by 50% (equivalent to 20,000 ton CO2-e, baseline 2019)
  • Reduced travel and increased number of digital meetings, and opting for sustainable alternatives such as rail instead of air travel
  • Emissions: 2,800 ton CO2-e
  • Carbon emissions from business trips have declined by 86%
  • Updated Meeting and Travel Directive aims to contribute to more sustainable travel
Waste management - hazardous and non-hazardous (Scope 3)    
Reduce environmental impact from waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) by 50% (baseline to be defined in 2021)
  • Waste management improved through the use of the waste hierarchy principle based on the strategy to minimize, reuse and recycle material
  • The baseline for this goal will be defined in 2021
  • For information about waste management between 2018 and 2020, refer to page 45 in the 2020 Annual Report
Packaging (Scope 3)    
All packaging will be made of 100% recycled or recyclable material (baseline
to be defined in 2021)
  • Reduction of total amount of packaging
  • Increased share of recycled or recyclable packaging
  • Increased demands on sub-suppliers regarding recycled and recyclable packaging
  • Own packaging in Arjo’s production: approximately 6% plastic and 94% carton
Circular economy    
Reduce total resource consumption while  simultaneously improving performance and customer value
  • All new product development follows eco-design principles
  • Continuous product lifecycle analyses followed-up by plans to reduce footprint
  • Implementation of cross-functional lifecycle analysis training starting in 2021
  • Life cycle analyses initiated for some parts of Arjo’s portfolio in 2020 and efforts will continue in 2021
For complete information, see Arjo's Annual Report 2020