A WORLDWIDE ROADMAP


Why it is important to us

We believe climate change is likely to affect lives, markets and supply chains around the world. Therefore, we aim to be an active part in strengthening actions to reduce emissions, while also taking steps to strengthen the resilience of our business.

Status 2019

Signatory member of the UN Global Compact programme

Being the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, The United Nations Global Compact enables companies across the globe to take shared responsibility for achieving a better world. Data Respons is committed to supporting the UN Global Compact and conducting our business in line with the ten universal principles related to human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption. As a signatory participant in the Global Compact programme, we report on our goals and efforts described in the annual Communication of Progress, COP. These can be accessed on the Global Compact website and on datarespons.com

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all the world’s governments at the United Nations in 2015 and provide a common and necessary roadmap. At Data Respons, we celebrate these goals and believe in making a difference from the inside; inside technology and inside our companies. We strive to explore technology projects contributing to a more sustainable world, especially those making the world greener, stronger, smarter and more equal.

All 17 of the UN SDGs are relevant to our business, yet we have chosen to focus on five main areas; Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Climate Action and Environmental Issues and Reduced Inequalities and Ensuring Access to Affordable, Reliable and Sustainable Energy for all. We find that we can contribute more within these areas and that they are enablers to further strengthen the full set of UN goals.

Ambitions

Continue support and increase our stake

For 2020 we will increase our engagement level in the Global Compact and move from signatory level to participant level which allows us to increase our knowledge about the programme and further helps us to achieve our sustainability objectives.

Execution

In 2020 we will increasingly use our internal communication platform to educate our workforce on sustainability and the UN Global Compact pledges. We will also increase our efforts in establishing an internal programme for sustainability ambassadors in each subsidiary.

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.

Emerging technologies like AI, 5G and smart devices enable digitalisation within healthcare. For example, we have developed technology that ensures high training of medical staff for a customer in the medtech industry.

Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. Education is key to achieving many of the other sustainability goals. Quality education can break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequalities and reach gender equality. Data Respons supports several organisations working to increase access to quality education for children living under challenging conditions.

Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. Transitioning the global economy towards clean and sustainable energy is one of our greatest challenges in the coming decades. At Data Respons we seek out opportunities to help our customers facilitate access to clean, renewable energy and to make energy more efficient and advance cleaner fossil-fuel technology.

Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. According to the UN, inequalities based on income, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity and religion continue to persist across the world. Aside from technological efforts we cooperate with a range of charities promoting the education of women and opportunities for the mentally disabled, and enabling children living in poverty to go to school.

Emerging technologies like AI, 5G and smart devices enable digitalisation within healthcare. For example, we have developed technology that ensures high training of medical staff for a customer in the medtech industry.

Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. In 2019 we mapped our company’s footprint and are now developing a roadmap to becoming CO2 neutral by 2025. In addition to taking responsibility for our own emissions, we want to engage ourselves in customer development projects that have a positive impact on the environment. Our specialists across the company take part in technology projects that seek to cut emissions from vehicles, develop battery technology and reverse vending solutions. We are also involved in projects optimising wind power and smart house management solutions.

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