We are committed to optimize our use of energy and natural resources, reduce the environmental impact of our waste management and to minimize environmental impact in all of our product and process development.
Caring for climate change
Reducing climate impact is an important part of our environmental work, and we are focusing our efforts on lowering the energy use in our production as well as making our products as energy effective as possible and switching to more environmentally friendly electricity sources for the energy being used.
Energy use & emissions
Reducing the climate impact of the operations is a key element of our environmental efforts, and we are accordingly working towards a number of targets to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption.
By making active choices of energy suppliers and electricity mix at several of our production facilities we have managed to reduce our indirect emissions in a number of countries where we have production. Today several of our production units only use so called green electricity, while other facilities have a favorable product mix for its electricity generation.
Sustainable product development
To ensure that our products are designed with an optimized use of natural resources and with a minimized environmental impact throughout the product life cycle, we follow a concept that we call EcoDesign.
Within the EcoDesign the environmental impact throughout the entire product life cycle is taken into account in the product development, and considerations of environmental aspects in choice of materials and components, the manufacturing methods and the design for a low resource consumption are made.
Getinge EcoDesign also ensure that no prohibited substances are used in the manufacturing process and that the use of environmentally harmful substances are minimized.
Waste & recycling
Our aim is to have all of our production waste recycled, and this requires investments in efficient waste handling equipment, changed behavior as well as environmentally compatible product development. We are always looking to improve our product development process, where optimization of product raw materials is a natural part.
By working methodically the proportion of waste being sent to recycling is gradually increasing year-by-year.
A key element of our climate endeavors relates to emissions from freight transportation. This applies to both transportation with the companies own vehicles, such as service visits, and to freight transportation.
Our car policy imposes far-reaching demands on CO2 emissions. Proactive selection of carriers and efficient logistics operations will enable a reduction in the environmental impact from freight transportation in the coming years.
Our environmental work is based on our Environmental Policy, environmental targets and the international environment standard ISO14001. All of our production units shall meet these standard requirements and have a certified environmental management system. Upon acquisition, the management system shall be introduced and certified in 24 months.
Through focused efforts on sustainable product development we aim to reduce our product's environmental impact both in production and when used.