Objectives and achievements 2014
The management of Husqvarna Group has identified both long- and short-term objectives to measure progress towards becoming a more sustainable company. New objectives will be developed during 2015.
Develop environmentally sound products
- Develop and implement a roadmap for phasing out hazardous chemicals and substances in products and processes.
- Implement and apply the concept of environmental design in the product creation process.
- Efforts to phase out hazardous chemicals are a priority. Surveys were sent to suppliers to collect information about chemical content in delivered components. Achievements have been made, e.g. phasing out DEHP, but work remains.
- Improvements are continually beeing made to reduce products’ environmental impact. Progress has been made, but work remains.
More efficient use of energy and input materials
- Reduce energy consumption by 10 percent per produced equivalent unit and/or added value at production sites.
- Reduce carbon dioxide emissions per ton kilometer from transportation of goods.
- Implement and maintain ISO 14001 on production facilities with more than 100 employees. The goal is 100 percent, baseline 2012: 88 percent.
- Energy consumption reduction of 3.4 percent, thanks to energy conservation initiatives.
- Carbon dioxide emissions increased by 11 percent due to larger shipments over longer distances.
- 92 percent of production facilities with more than 100 employees were certified.
Select suppliers that operate in a responsible manner
- Implement a unified program for risk mapping, supplier evaluation and supplier selection based on Husqvarna Group's Code of Conduct.
- Supplier Code of Business Ethics updated
- 10 supplier sustainability audits conducted in China
- Training in Environmental, Health and Safety for selected suppliers in China
Reduce workplace accidents to zero
- Reduce number of accidents (measured in lost days) per million hours worked. Baseline 2012:5.1.
- Implement a unified health and safety management system within the Group.
- The lost workday accident rate improved to 3.8 (4.5).
- Implemented a unified health and safety management system at all production facilities and most supporting operations.
Contribute to the professional development of each employee
- 80 percent of employees should undergo a performance review. Baseline 2012:67 percent.
- Employee Satisfaction Index target 85, as measured in the yearly employee survey. Baseline 2012:82.
- Increased to 69 percent (64).
- Employee Satisfaction Index increased to 84 (79).
Ensure employee adherence to the Code of Conduct
- 100 percent of managers in tier 1-3 to attend web-based training in the Group's Code of Conduct.
- 100 percent of purchase and sales personnel (i.e. tier 4 or corresponding to the level of key account managers and above) to attend web-based training in Husqvarna Group's Code of Conduct.
- Include Code of Conduct in the induction program for all new employees.
- Web-based training rolled out to 100% of managers in tier 1-4, with 82% of these having completed the training in 2014.
- Code of Conduct included in induction programs.
Contribute to the development of communities
- Two community engagement projects per year at production facilities with more than 100 employees.
- Information on community engagement projects and contributions to be gathered at Group level.
- A Group-wide cooperation with UNHCR was established. Some 500 chainsaws were donated to people in the Philippines to help them clear the ground and build houses after the typhoon in 2013.
- Several local community engagement projects started.
- Data and stories from biggest sites collected and shared.