CR long-term plan
Based on our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises we have a corporate responsibility (CR) long-term plan, which is focused on our impact throughout our value chain. Our high-priority CR aspects have been identified together with our stakeholders in a materiality analysis.
Our long-term CR objectives are to:
- Create value for our stakeholders
- Be an ethical forerunner in the global society
- Minimise our environmental impact
To us, Creating value for stakeholders means creating value for our immediate stakeholders as well as society as a whole. By delivering sustainable IT services and solutions to enterprises and society, we help to improve economic, societal, as well as environmental conditions in the world. At the same time we help to strengthen our own profitability, which is crucial for our long-term success as an innovator, employer and taxpayer, to mention a few examples.
Being an ethical forerunner in the global society means that we want to show a good example as a corporate citizen across our countries of operation. Our approach is summarized in our Code of Conduct policy and related rules, and is not only compliance-based but intended to create a culture of responsible business.
The management of our environmental impacts is mainly focusing on energy consumption for running data centres and offices, on business travel, and use of paper and other consumables. Hence, to us Minimizing environmental impact means reducing energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, replacing business travel with online conferencing options, and minimizing printing and consumables. The bigger opportunity, however, lies in reducing emissions in other industries through innovative IT solutions and services. We are committed to increasing the environmental friendliness of our data centres, and implementing solutions that improve our customers’ sustainability as well as in society at large.
For a more detailed presentation of our CR long-term plan and targets in high-priority areas, please read our integrated Annual Report 2016.