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Compotech’s parent company Addtech runs long-term development work in the field of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) that covers all subsidiaries in the Group.
The Group’s overarching objective is to fulfil the requirements and expectations of customers, shareholders and employees in a sustainable enterprise. Our CSR work therefore means that Addtech takes long-term responsibility for the sustainable development of staff, the environment and profitability. Our CSR work strengthens us in this area, making us a better choice than our competitors.Read more about Addtech’s CSR work.
Addtech’s corporate structure and operations, with about 130 companies, is a challenge when it comes to achieving rapid results in CSR work and many units will introduce completely or partly new processes. However, this work paves the way to the creation of greater value, for example through more attractive customer offerings, greater cost savings and improved quality and HR work.
Addtech aims to continually create value for our shareholders, employees, society and the environment. We summarise this in three categories: economic, social and environmental value creation.
Economic strength is a cornerstone for investing in sustainable development and Addtech is dedicated to ensuring that we are both competitive and cost-efficient.
A fundamental factor in Addtech’s sustainable development is taking account of all the people affected by our operations. This includes our customers, suppliers, employees, collaboration partners and the communities in which we operate. Addtech’s Code of Conduct acts as a compass for each employee and our suppliers are encouraged to work in line with it.
Today more than half of the electricity used in the Group comes from renewable sources. Addtech’s goal is to constantly increase this proportion. The Group’s companies are primarily involved in technology trading so our operations have a limited direct environmental impact. The Group is constantly working on improvement measures to areas in which we can make a difference.
Addtech’s strategy as regards to sustainability is based on the Group’s Code of Conduct. The central concepts of CSR are the environment, ethics and morality and they have long been part of the Group’s operations. The Group’s Code of Conduct applies to all employees in our own operations and to our relationship with our suppliers of products and services. Our ambition is for our subsidiaries to work with suppliers to achieve positive change. The Addtech Group’s Code of Conduct is based on the UN Global Compact, the ILO Core Conventions and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.See our Code of Conduct here.
The Addtech Group publishes a Sustainability Report which provides customers, employees, owners and other stakeholders with the opportunity to read about the development of our CSR work. The Group published its first Sustainability Report in 2011. The reports form the basis of the Group’s further development in CSR. Topics reported include the Group’s use of energy, climate impact, employee turnover and occupational health and safety.Read more about Addtech’s Sustainability Report.