Husqvarna operates production facilities in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia. These plants are subject to both internal and external environmental requirements. The internal requirements include certifying plants with more than 100 employees to ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems. External environmental requirements include compliance with relevant regulations for air- and water-borne emissions. In order to develop and improve daily environmental work at a plant, a local environmental coordinator is tasked with maintaining and developing the environmental management system.
Building managers work continuously on optimizing the consumption of electricity. Husqvarna has made definite progress in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases on the basis of local projects for energy savings. For example, in Huskvarna, Sweden, measures such as turning off fluorescent lamps during lunch hour, better control of ventilation equipment, sealing leaks in compressed air systems, reducing the indoor temperature etc. have reduced energy consumption by 7%.
A vital aspect of development work at Husqvarna involves increasing the ability of recycling of components and materials such as batteries and electrical components in the Group's products.