Höganäs laboratory

Höganäs & Sustainability

Key topics for future success

Our stakeholder dialogue and the subsequent materiality analysis identified a number of key areas essential for our future success. The areas are sorted according to the perceived ranking of stakeholder expectations:
Topic Approach
High ethical standards Code of Conduct, anti-corruption training, whistleblowing, values
Zero accidents Systematic health and safety work, safety culture, high priority for safety when investing
Proactive, transparent dialogue Stakeholder inclusion and transparency
Engagement in supply chain Responsible sourcing programme, supply chain development
Risk/opportunity management Mitigating risks and realizing opportunities into business advantages
Right competence Competence development, succession and career planning
Industry leadership and customer focus Leading change by being proactive and innovative, and setting new standards 
Product development towards sustainability Use of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and Sustainability Life Cycle Assessments (SLCA*) to improve product performance
Climate neutral portfolio Monitor and minimise climate impact from production and transportation
Meeting the challenges of society Compliance and mitigation of negative impact
Highest quality Control systems and lean, right from me and just in time
Social engagement Contributions to foster progress in society and the communities where we operate
Energy efficiency Energy management, improved efficiency
Reduced emissions Best available technology, precaution, monitoring
Everyone's commitment Promote and encourage personal development
Attract & recruit Being a responsible and attractive employer, fair labour terms and respect for human rights
Use of renewables Actively work to substitute non-renewables
Zero waste Turning process side-streams into products
Partnerships for sustainable development Co-operation with external expertise and organizations
Strong leadership Leadership skills programmes, building culture
Value-based workplace Culture centred around values, respect for human rights and ethical behaviour
Agreed ways of working Lean implementation, standard operating procedures
Sustainable project processes Sustainability aspects included in projects and R&D

The topics are rearranged in a logical order to form the five paths on Mount Sustainability, which is the visualization of our sustainability strategy.

*The SLCA is a tool developed by The Natural Step that consists of a ten-step process aimed at identifying the degree of sustainability in key areas of a product’s life cycle. It helps in performing a quicker yet rigorous qualitative assessment, internal capacity building and communication around product sustainability.