Affordable and Clean Energy
7.2- By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
7.a - By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
As part of our Net Zero ambition we have committed to reducing emissions at our manufacturing sites by 20% by 2030 and sourcing 100% of our global electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
We set our Net Zero ambition in July 2021. In late 2021, we initiated a series of energy efficiency audits at key sites with the support of Schneider Electric to consider how we could reduce our energy consumption. In 2021, we increased our renewable energy consumption to 18.5% of global consumption and our HBK site at Virum became the first manufacturing facility to run on 100% renewable energy.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead
8.5 - By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
8.6 - By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
8.7 - Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
Our Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct require decent and safe working conditions, decent living quarters, wage and benefits.
Our goal is to have zero work-related injuries, using the standard of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for measuring and reporting and we report annually on our Total Recordable Incident Rate.
Through the Spectris Foundation, we are supporting young people across our countries of operation to access a quality STEM education.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
9.4 - By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Our products and solutions support sustainable energy management for many industries, notably the automotive industry. With their partners, our businesses are at the forefront of technological advances to develop Clean Energy.