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Heidi Östlund
Head of Sustainability
+46 (0)70 413 09 41
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Sustainability.

At Semcon, we help our customers with new perspectives – to find technical solutions that make life better for people and support the transition to a sustainable planet. Understanding people’s needs and behaviours and how we can create a better and more sustainable world is necessary for success. And that is our strength at Semcon. An innovative force built on different perspectives.

More than 40 years of tech development

Since Semcon was founded in 1980, we have worked to develop sustainable technology. During the last few years, sustainability related requirements and opportunities have increased rapidly and today we are helping more and more customers with sustainable solutions. Semcon’s offerings within innovative product and production development, digitalisation and sustainability give us a unique opportunity to help companies in a number of industries to secure their operations for the future. Continuous improvements are no longer enough. Most companies must now integrate sustainability into their strategy and business models.

For companies to succeed in the ongoing climate transition, there is a need for disruptive solutions and business models. We cannot continue as is, we must think in completely new ways. At Semcon we can help our customers with a holistic approach.

Heidi Östlund, Head of Sustainability at Semcon

In April 2022 sustainability consultants Goodpoint became a part of Semcon. Together we cover the entire life cycle for sustainable product and production development. Goodpoint is one of Sweden’s leading consulting companies in sustainability, with extensive expertise and 28 experts spanning the entire field from social sustainability to climate and environment. Read more about Goodpoint’s services. (Website in Swedish)

Integrated in the business strategy

Sustainability is an integral part of Semcon’s strategy and we work continuously to maximise our positive impact and minimise the negative. Our greatest contribution to a sustainable society is created through our customer assignments. But we also work resolutely with sustainability issues in our own operations.

We have evaluated which of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals Semcon most clearly contributes to, in our own organisation and value chain, in our customer assignments, and through our role in society. In addition, we also contribute regularly to several of the other goals in connection with various customer assignments and CSR projects.

People, planet and principles

Our focus is on people and the planet – in our own organisation and in our value chain, in our customer assignments and through our role in society. In line with our culture and values, we place high demands for business ethics on ourselves and others.

In 2021 we committed to setting science-based emission reduction targets in line with the 1.5°C ambition of the Paris Agreement. Work is now underway to finalise our action plan and final targets, and until then our minimum ambition is to halve our value chain emissions no later than 2030 and reach net-zero emissions no later than 2045.

Sustainability report

Semcon’s sustainability report for 2021 has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Index (GRI) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) standards. The sustainability report also constitutes Semcon’s Communication on Progress (CoP) according to the UN Global Compact’s reporting principles. Read more here

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Head of Sustainability
+46 (0)70 413 09 41
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