UN’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
We all share a responsibility for making the world a better place to live. We alone cannot save the planet but we can make a small yet subtle difference through our actions.
The Sustainable Development Goals were signed by all member states in 2015 as a joint call for action to do away with poverty, protect our planet, and guarantee peace and prosperity for all humans before the year 2030.
In the spring of 2021, we were certified by Bureau Veritas to all 17 global goals, as the first company in our category. The certification carefully inspects the company and makes an assessment of its values, behaviour, and future plans in relation to the 17 global goals. On behalf of these analyses and our assessments, we have chosen to focus on six out of the 17 goals with four as our main priority and two as a secondary priority. We have chosen these goals because we here have the most substantial impact and influence – both nationally and internationally. Below, you will find some examples of how we support our six goals.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Good hygiene is key to maintaining a clean and healthy environment that prevents bacteria and viruses from spreading. As a manufacturer of effective and allergy-friendly Home Care products, we give consumers access to reasonably priced hygiene products that help improve cleanliness and proper health worldwide. As a way of promoting healthy living in our own country, we support The Christmas Seal Home in Hobro The Christmas Seal is a charitable organization that promotes well-being among children who are challenged in various ways.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
At Nopa Nordic, we treat each other with mutual respect and equal salary, regardless of gender. There are many women in the management, and there is an equal number of men and women on the board.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
In order to take proper care of our environment, it is vital that waste from private homes and from production facilities does cause harm to nature and our surrounding environment. We make sure to develop products without harmful chemicals, and we distribute them to markets across the globe. In addition, we compact and concentrate our products to save on water (and transportation). In order to safeguard our domestic water supply, we do not discharge untreated waste water from our manufacturing site.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
We buy our electricity via wind certificates and support the green transition to wind power and fossil-free energy production. We use district heating with the heat made from wood chips, a waste product from sustainable forestry. The heat is CO2 neutral because the trees are replanted, and the new forests absorb the CO2 that is emitted by the wood chip production. Forty per cent of the district heating is surplus heat from other types of production.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
We are very focused on our own waste management and promote the use of circularity in our manufacturing. We offer guidance about and promote the use of recycled plastic. We even take into account the fact that consumers need to get rid of the plastic afterwards, so we work that into the equation. We support the certifications in our field that are known by consumers – we do not develop or introduce our own certifications.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
All our cardboard complies with FSC® that supports responsible forest management. We buy RSPO Mass Balance raw materials, which means we care about biodiversity and help protect fragile ecosystems.