Manufacturing

Manufacturing is conducted in 24 major production facilities in 14 countries.

The facilities are situated in the US, Sweden, Germany, China and Japan. During the year, one facility was closed in China and one facility was acquired in the US. Although manufacturing represents a minor part of the Group’s total CO2 emissions, it is important to minimize them. The Group’s most signifi cant environmental impacts include energy consumption, the use of raw materials, water and chemical use, emissions, and waste recycling and disposal. Each production facility works to continually improve its environmental performance through annual targets.

As a general internal requirement, all production facilities with more than 100 employees must maintain an environmental management system certified according to ISO 14001. In 2015, 92% of facilities with more than 100 employees were ISO 14001 certified.