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We expect our Suppliers to work systematically to minimise negative environmental impact from their activities and products.
Suppliers shall have an environmental management systems in place, where material aspects are identified and the environmental impact is controlled and minimised.
Suppliers must be able to show evidence that environmental performance is measured and controlled, as well as compliance towards legislative demands where applicable.
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Global Compact about Environment
All expect our Suppliers to work systematically with risk assessments and risk management in connection with any change that potentially could lead to environmental impact.
The precautionary approach means focusing on prevention rather than remediation. It is more cost-effective to take early action to ensure that environmental damage does not occur.
(Read more: UN Global Compact Principle 7)
We expect our Suppliers to uphold legitimacy in society through meeting the increasing demands for refined environmentally sustainable practices.
Depending on what products or services the company provides, initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility could be to
(Read more: UN Global Compact Principle 8)
We expect our Suppliers to strive towards cleaner production processes, less contaminants, less residues and wastes, less use of raw materials and more reuse and recycling. This includes well monitored and managed processes with know-how and well maintained equipment.
Using ‘best available technique’ is beneficial both for the environment and the competitiveness as it reduces costs and minimises the risk of environmental disasters and business disruptions.
(Read more: UN Global Compact Principle 9)