Environment

Lindab’s modern manufacture of steel products has a relatively small environmental impact. Furthermore, several projects focusing on energy efficiency and reduced volumes of scrap are being conducted within the Group.


By focusing on product development and continuous improvement products have been developed that are good from both a quality and environmental perspective, and that also improve customers’ environmental performance.

 

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Governance

Lindab’s continuous environmental work is governed by the environmental policy and agreed environmental objectives. The direct responsibility for environmental issues within Lindab lies with the local companies, each of which has one person responsible for local environmental work. The Group has a central environmental function with responsibility for the development, coordination and monitoring of the environmental work. A Group-wide environmental council – with representatives from the various business areas – monitors the business units, puts together action plans and exchanges positive examples.

Environmental management system

Most of Lindab’s major production units are certified according to ISO 14001, with more to be certified in future. Non-certified companies are primarily sales companies.

 

Permits

The permits that are required for Lindab’s operations normally relate to ordinary business permits for the industry, and in certain places permits regarding the size of the factory site and the handling of oils. Reports are
submitted to regulatory bodies in each country. No violations of permit conditions or local environmental laws have occurred in 2011 or previously. 

 

Lindab's energy and climate objectives

Lindab has set three long-term objectives aimed at reducing the Group’s impact on the environment and climate. The objectives are based on the EU’s objectives for 2020 and mean that taking 2008 values as a starting point:


• energy consumption will decrease by 20 percent

• 20 percent of energy will come from renewable sources

• greenhouse gas emissions will decrease by 20 percent.


The long-term objectives are complemented by shorter, more locally based objectives and activities. In particular, this means better processes and reduced energy consumption. Energy consumption has decreased in 2011,

but the fuel mix means that greenhouse gas emissions have increased slightly.

Localisation

Lindab’s production units are generally situated within areas designated for industrial activities, where operations have no direct impact on biodiversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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