Sustainable economy

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Economic value creation. At Beijer Alma, sustainability work is part of our economic value creation. This work is presented in the Sustainability Report, which also provides insight into the connection between financial and non-financial results and shows how our strategy, governance and earnings create stakeholder value.

SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ECONOMY AT A GLANCE – 2018

Costs related to the environment and energy

Environment and energy-related costs totaled about MSEK 7.6 (4.9). The cost for energy amounted to MSEK 52.2 (47.9), the cost for water to MSEK 1.1 (0.9) and the cost for waste management to MSEK 2.7 (1.3).

4.5

Investments in environmental and work environment measures totaled MSEK 4.5 (8) and mainly pertained to measures to improve the work environment.

Economic value

Our operations create economic value that is allocated to various stakeholders, including our suppliers, employees, shareholders, lenders and society. Beijer Alma is a responsible company that pays taxes and fees in accordance with the legislation prevailing in the countries where we operate.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Environmentally friendly product development. Customer requirements concerning sustainable development are gradually increasing and include demands for environmental management systems, codes of conduct, the phase-out of hazardous substances and environmentally friendly products. All of the Group’s facilities are impacted by such requirements in some way. The product range includes a growing number of products that offer environmental benefits, such as contributing to a reduction in fuel consumption, lower waste volumes or an improved work environment. Customer requirements also include products that do not contain hazardous materials and products with a long service life that are able to withstand challenging environmental conditions. We also manufacture components used in environmental technology, such as wind power and solar panels.

INVESTMENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work environment 52%
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Energy-efficiency enhancement 18%
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Air purification 15%
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Waste management 11%
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Other investments 4%
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COSTS RELATED TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Waste management 36%
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Administration 32%
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ISO 14001 14%
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Fees to authorities 7%
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Treatment of land/water 6%
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Operation of purification plants 5%
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