Sustainable operations

We strive to achieve sustainable operations through resource efficiency and highly engaged employees. With our values Making things happen, Far-sighted and Good to work with as guiding principles, we continuously improve our sustainability performance to proof our future as a company and employer.

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We reduce our CO2 emissions in line with the Paris agreement’s 1.5-degree target

We are committed to reduce our CO2 emissions according to Green House Gas Protocol´s Scope 1 and 2 by 50% until the year 2030, with the year 2020 as a baseline. We will make this happen by focusing on energy efficiency, electrification, and the use of renewable energy sources.

We minimize waste and see all waste as a resource

As part of our sustainability strategy, we want to reduce our waste as much as we possibly can. The long-term target is to have zero waste going to landfill or incineration. [If company have ISO: To ensure continuous improvements and a systematic approach within the environmental area, we are certified with the environmental standard of ISO 14001. // If company do not have ISO: To ensure continuous improvements, we continuously measure our waste management and seek for solutions for reductions]

We want to be the most attractive employer in our industry

Therefore, we provide our employees with group-wide people development programs and focus on workplace well-being as well as a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Health & safety and wellbeing

At ACORN, we always put safety first, and our workplace should contribute positively to our colleagues´ well-being. All people involved in our business should be safe when being at work, and our view of safety includes both physical as well as mental health. [We are certified with the health & safety standard ISO 45001 to have a well-established and systematic method to prevent and manage risks and accidents.]

Good to work with

One of our core values is to be Good to work with – both externally and internally. Our Code of Ethics is a guideline for ethically sound behaviour for all employees. It is an extension of our core values, a simple map of what the company expects from us in various everyday work contexts.

To ensure that our employees comply with our values and policies, there is a group-wide whistleblower service managed by an external party. We urge all employees and partners to tell us about any actions that go against what we stand for as a company – it creates security and helps us achieve a good corporate culture.