Our view on sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is an important and a clear part of ADDvise Group’s focus.
For us, it is about taking responsibility and influencing at all levels within the group.

ADDvise Group’s views on sustainability

 

ADDvise Group’s business concept is to improve, extend and save people’s lives. It is a social responsibility that contributes to a more sustainable society. But sustainability for us is more than that. It is about taking responsibility and make a difference at all levels.

 

When we talk about sustainability, we mean sustainability from a holistic perspective. Sustainable for the environment, sustainable from a social perspective and sustainable from a business perspective. The world’s expectations of seeing concrete improvement in these areas has never been stronger than now. This accelerates the work and drives development.

 

ADDvise Group has always striven to work and invest more sustainably. There has previously been internal work in the group that has not been communicated in a clear manner. In 2021, we significantly increased the business acquisition rate, which created a need for clearer and more systematic sustainability work. Communicating our work and efforts more clearly around sustainability has also become a higher priority.

 

Sustainability is becoming increasingly fundamental in our pursuit of better business results. In 2022, we will continue to work on developing and improving our sustainability work. Among other things, we will conduct a more comprehensive stakeholder dialogue and materiality analysis.

 

ADDvise has reported sustainability-related information to Nasdaq since 2021 and is certified as a Nasdaq ESG Transparency partner. This is a way for us to be transparent and improve our ESG work. We strive to increase the amount of reported data and improve our impact as part of our sustainability work.

 

ESG stands for Environment, Social, and Governance and is a long-term work to reduce negative impact and increase positive impact within the above areas.

Sustainability metrics 2021
801,5 MWh
Group’s total energy consumption
22%
Of group’s energy comes from renewable sources
0,35 CO2e ton/MSEK
Emissions of greenhouse gases in terms of turnover
UN´s GLOBAL sustainability goals 2030, (SDGs)

ADDvise Group contributes to the UN’s global sustainability goals

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UN’s sustainable development goals, SDGs, must contribute to socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable development and be achieved by 2030. ADDvise Group, with subsidiaries, contributes both directly and indirectly to most of the goals presented below. Sustainability is an important and clear part of ADDvise Group’s work. ADDvise Group’s business concept is to improve, extend and save people’s lives. It is a great responsibility that is of the utmost importance for us but also for all people and society at large. This is where our impact is greatest. This means that the goal we contribute to the most is the global sustainability goal 3 – Good health and well-being.

 

GOAL 3 – GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

 

ADDvise companies are important players in both the healthcare sector and the laboratory and research sector. Amongst other things, they contribute to improving healthcare processes and products, enable safe and modern research, development of medicines, vaccines, etc.

 

Goal 8 – DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

 

It is of utmost importance for ADDvise Group to be an employer with decent working conditions. This applies at all stages of the value chain. To ensure decent working conditions at all levels, ADDvise Group has developed a code of conduct that is partially based on the human rights decided by the UN.

 

GOAL 1 – NO POVERTY

 

By sponsoring and supporting the charity Hand in Hand, Sweden, ADDvise Group indirectly contributes to reducing poverty. Hand in Hand works with sustainable poverty reduction through entrepreneurship and education and is aimed primarily at women.

 

GOAL 10 – REDUCED INEQUALITY

 

Companies within the ADDvise Group hire suppliers for production who work to create jobs and are inclusive of all people, regardless of their functional variations or work ability.

 

GOAL 5 – GENDER EQUALITY

 

ADDvise works to achieve a gender-equal group, with a focus on people on the board and senior positions. We have not reached our internal goal of a gender-equal company yet, but we see a clear and sustained trend in the right direction that shows that what we do works. With equality between people in senior positions and the board, ADDvise aims for a distribution between the sexes, of 40/60 percent.

 

GOAL 12 – RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

 

Companies within the ADDvise Group are constantly working to improve and develop their production approach. They evaluate sustainable material choices and review packaging materials to achieve the most sustainable production possible.

CHARITY

It is our responsibility as a company to help.

Supporting a charity organization like Hand in Hand (which helps to eradicate poverty through education and entrepreneurship to make the world a better place), feels important. It is our responsibility as a company to help where we can, even outside of our own organization.

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We support Hand in Hand

 

By supporting the charity organization Hand in Hand, we help people (mainly women), to help themselves out of poverty through entrepreneurship.

 

Hand in Hand Sweden is a non-profit organization that works with entrepreneurship as an effective, long-term and sustainable way of fighting poverty. ADDvise Group works according to a decentralized business model where the entrepreneurial spirit and business ability at the local level are of the utmost importance to be retained in acquired companies.

 

“Supporting a charity organization that is involved in helping to eradicate poverty through education and entrepreneurship to make the world a better place feels important. It is our responsibility as a company to help where we can, even outside our own organization”, says CEO Rikard Akhtarzand.

 

 

Visit Hand in Hand

Whistleblowing

 

ADDvise has set up a whistleblower system to enable anonymous reporting of irregularities and to ensure that people are able to report violations. The whistleblower system is part of ADDvise Group’s work to maintain a transparent business environment, high business ethics and sustainable operations. It enables us to detect and remedy any violations or misconduct at an early stage.

 

This reporting shall be used to draw our attention to violations or misconduct, both actions or omissions, within e.g., public procurement, financial services, product safety and product conformity, transport safety, environmental protection, public health, consumer protection and the protection of privacy and personal data.

 

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