Message from the Divisional Head
Executive Vice President, Movement Systems
In this sustainability report, we are looking back on the 2022 financial year. The year was defined by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions to supply chains and material shortages. The impact of climate change became increasingly apparent. Extreme weather in the form of heatwaves, persistent drought and floods are an urgent reminder for us to join forces and take decisive action against global warming. Increasing prioritization of sustainability on a global scale is an important response to this development.
The negative ecological consequences of climate change globally are noticeable on the market. There is an increased demand for more recycling and stepping up collaboration along the value chain. Our customers are considering the sustainability footprint of a product to be important more and more frequently. The result is a rising demand for environmentally friendly products and mservices. Sustainability is becoming an important performance indicator when suppliers are selected. It is integral to our business practices and our global strategy at Forbo Movement Systems, which has successfully guided us for decades. We drive this topic throughout the industry by engaging with all stakeholders on impactful activities and leads by example. Our ambition is to become a role model in the industry when it comes to saving resources to improve the quality of our lives, protecting our ecosystem and preserving natural resources for future generations. As an innovative market leader with business operations all over the globe, we believe that sustainability is a goal shared by everyone involved so that we can supply and develop durable high-quality products. In this way, we can actively support our customers’ own environmental performance.
Superior, interdisciplinary expertise is what defines us. Our philosophy is to empower individuals to contribute their ideas and expertise to leverage the maximum potential and combined strengths. Our mindset is innovative, and we are open to new and innovative approaches. The whole Forbo Movement Systems team at all levels delivers on our deep-rooted values in terms of reliability and sustainability and strives to continuously improve its processes and technologies.
We incorporate sustainability into all business operations and consider it’s impact in all critical business decisions. We established a sustainability council to monitor the progress of our initiatives and take decisions. Its remit is to look at sustainability management, energy, waste, recycling, sustainable materials, health and safety, internal and communications, employees and training, sustainable supply chains and sustainable products and services. It is important that sustainability is not sidelined and merely cosmetic. It needs to be an integral part of our business strategy and involve strong commitment whenever personal agreements on objectives are made. In 2022, an important milestone was the first time calculation of the corporate carbon footprint, which is the basis for our initiatives. Our report shows the goals we have set for the next few years. It provides a transparent and comprehensive picture of our commitment to shaping a sustainable future. This is our responsibility to the society and the next generations.
We are committed to making a difference.