Our CSR approach
At Nilfisk, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a vital role in the future of our business. We believe positive business results are achieved by working persistently, and systematically, on CSR-related initiatives. We set robust goals and initiatives to minimize Nilfisk´s negative impact and maximize the value we create for people, the environment, and the economy.
Our strategy comprises four focus areas, across which we believe we can make the greatest impact:
Climate and Environment – Society – Customers – Workplace
Climate and Environment
Reducing our climate and environmental footprint
Attention to our impact on global climate, and environment, is a critical part of Nilfisk’s CSR strategy and business. We focus on reducing our negative impact and leveraging opportunities to bring value to people and the environment. We have committed to the Science Based Targets initiative, and have set ambitious climate-impact targets.
Our work with an Environmental Management System (EMS), and a focus on certifying our sites in accordance with ISO 14001:2015, form the basis for further improving our environmental performance.
Integrity and ethical processes
By priotizing integrity and ethical processes in every aspect of our business, we can ensure long-term, sustainable success for our company, employees, and society. Our Business Code of Conduct expresses Nilfisk’s commitment to promoting integrity-centric behavior throughout the company.
We fully support the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act, and we believe it is an important step toward increased transparency and the prevention of serious violations that occur across global supply chains.
Ensuring product safety and quality
Nilfisk is committed to investing in innovative customer solutions while also ensuring product safety, quality, and sustainable performance. We work to raise the bar for product quality across our entire industry, and it is vital for us to engage in open, effective dialogue with our customers so that we provide correct, complete instructions for our products.
Our QMS ISO 9001:2015 is implemented across all production sites and distribution centers, ensuring that customers enjoy consistent product quality and safety.
For more information, read the ISO 9001:2015 certificate
Safe workplace for all employees
Creating a healthy, safe, and engaging work environment for our employees is the cornerstone of Nilfisk’s success as a company.
We ensure that all employees are treated equally, and that they all enjoy the same opportunities and benefits at the workplace.
Another key aspect of our workplace commitments is a continuous focus on occupational health and safety, and making sure that Nilfisk is a safe workplace for all employees.
For more information, read Nilfisk's Business Code of Conduct, Nilfisk's Occupational Health and Safety charter , ISO 45001 certificate China, ISO 45001 certificate Germany and Nilfisk’s latest CSR report.
EU and US Sanctions
Nilfisk complies with applicable trade and economic sanctions imposed by, e.g. the United States and European Union. We require that vendors and dealers also comply with sanctions that impact their business with Nilfisk, to ensure that our business dealings do not result in sanctions violations.
See the current list of countries and other geographic subject to key US or EU sanctions – vendors and dealers may not deal with those countries in the business they do with Nilfisk, unless Nilfisk gives prior written approval.
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Certificates and reports
Nilfisk's Certificates and Reports
At Nilfisk, we want to bring transparency to our customers concerning our efforts at ensuring that products are safe and compliant. Nilfisk’s policy is to comply with all applicable standards, as well as any regulatory or legal requirements directed at Nilfisk or our products. In this section, we have provided Nilfisk’s Business Code of Conduct, Nilfisk’s Statement on Modern Slavery Act, and our ISO and Product Compliance Declarations.
We consider respect for the internationally recognized human rights a backbone of our sustainability work and we want to ensure the full and irrevocable application of human rights by assessing this on a broad corporate level, but also on a country and site basis.
Nilfisk has industry leading ambitions for sustainability and recent efforts are now awarded with the EcoVadis Gold Medal. Thereby Nilfisk places itself in the top 5 per cent of all global companies rated by EcoVadis – and top 4 per cent in their industry.
At Nilfisk, we want to bring transparency to our customers regarding our work in ensuring safe and compliant products. Nilfisk’s policy is to comply with all applicable standards, regulatory & legal requirements that are directed at Nilfisk and our products, such as REACH, RoHS, WEEE and Conflict Minerals.
At Nilfisk, we believe that this initiative is an important step towards increased transparency for companies operating in the UK, with a focus on preventing serious violations that occur in global supply chains. The initiative is aimed at slavery, forced labor, human trafficking, and more.