Nilfisk’s CSR strategy
CSR plays a vital role in the future of our business. Our new five-year growth strategy integrates sustainability in all areas of the business and introduces a renewed focus on increasing the sustainability of our portfolio and operations.
A systematised and cross-functional sustainability is continuously linked to Nilfisk’s core business and strategic priorities.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide guidance for our work within CSR, ensuring that Nilfisk works towards more sustainable development in the future. Nilfisk specifically contributes to SDG number 3, “Good health and well-being”; SDG number 12, “Responsible production and consumption”; and SDG number 13, “Climate Action”.
In 2010, Nilfisk joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to further support our sustainability efforts and Nilfisk prepares Communication on progress report, which is our annual CSR report.
The UNGC supports businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour rights, environment, and anti-corruption. We use CDP guidance to calculate and disclose our carbon footprint and have committed to Science Based Targets initiative.
Read more about in our latest CSR report.
"We want to explore sustainable cleaning with partners, start-ups, researchers and students to rethink the concept of clean."
EVP & CMO at Nilfisk
Showing solidarity and power of action in times of need
The summer of 2021 was a time of unprecedented natural disasters across Europe, including devastating flash floods in Germany, Belgium, and Turkey, where also wildfires broke out.
Nilfisk colleagues were quick to respond in any way they could. Meet Karsten, Karl, Michael, and Fatih who all showed power of action when mostly needed.
Demand for refurbished equipment is growing
Customer awareness of the value of refurbished cleaning equipment is increasing. Extension of a product’s life span by 50-100% is attractive both from a procurement and a sustainability point of view.
Nilfisk’s take-back program in the US will soon include subscription option. Meet our people behind this growing business.
A continued safe work environment requires a proactive mindset
A good and safe work environment is not a one-off, it is a constant journey. At Nilfisk Hungary, a clear focus on ‘near misses’ from top management to people on the shop floor shows positive changes in awareness and behaviour.
Danish carbon emission reduction initiative surpasses Group target
Nilfisk has defined a carbon emission reduction target from purchased sources for e.g., heating and cooling of 35% by 2030. Our site in Hadsund, Denmark took the lead and implemented a district heating solution delivering a 42% CO2 reduction the first year.
Developing sustainable products – now and in the future
Product sustainability is becoming more and more important – not just within the professional cleaning industry but across all industries.
Access the case story on how Nilfisk work on bringing new technologies and product features to market to reduce consumption of water, energy and detergents.
Nilfisk take-back programs bring new life to used products
Hundreds of Nilfisk machines are refurbished or recycled each year as part of our efforts to minimize waste.
More and more businesses are looking to rent or buy high-quality secondhand equipment, and the circular economy is growing, also in the professional cleaning industry. Access the case story on product refurbishment here.
Safety first! How Nilfisk increases behavioral safety site by site
At Nilfisk, we have a clear ambition to continuously increase workplace health and safety, reduce the number of incidents and make sure our employees are safe and engaged when working at our sites.