Handling the future
We have developed a new line of communication, with an associated logo, which we hope represents our sustainability ambitions in a clear way. For us, ‘handling the future’ means that we will do what we can, and what it takes now, to drive a more sustainable world from a social, environmental and governance perspective, preserving it for future generations.
Handling is a key word in our business. Our equipment handles material transfers in ports, forests and industrial settings and facilities.
We have now added this word to our sustainability ambitions as well. Through our 2030 targets and our sustainability efforts in general, we are aiming to tackle current challenges to reduce and minimize any negative impact; in other words, the future is in our hands.
This journey is not one we want to do, or can do, alone; we hope that as many of our customers, suppliers, business partners and other stakeholders as possible join us in making sure that, together, we handle the future.
Bruks Siwertell Group wants to establish the sustainability standard for the industries that we serve, and through ambitious targets, make a positive impact on surrounding ecosystems.
"Bruks Siwertell Group wants to establish the sustainability standard for the industries that we serve, and through ambitious targets, make a positive impact on surrounding ecosystems."
Bruks Siwertell Group sustainability ambition for 2030
Sustainable development goal and UN global compact
The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal attempt to achieve a sustainable future and promote equality, human rights, and justice for all by 2030. The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to guide reflection and action on the most critical challenges, and opportunities facing humanity and the natural world.
To move from awareness to action, the UN Global Compact offers participants an extensive toolbox including platforms, hubs and resources, that help businesses take action to achieve the SDGs.
At Bruks Siwertell Group, our sustainability agenda is linked to these 17 SDG, nine of which have been identified as areas of focus following a recent analysis.
The Group’s basic responsibility to individuals and the planet is maintained through strategic sustainability work and by supporting and integrating the UN’s Global Compact principles into the Group’s policies and processes. Maintaining a business culture that has integrity and good ethics is a top priority.
The UN global compact has ten principles:
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally pro- claimed human rights
Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
The effective abolition of child labor
The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery