Driving long-term changes for a better world
Sustainability is rooted in our business strategy – and thereby integrated across all our activities. We strive towards four sustainability priorities based on material topics, salient human rights, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Science-based climate action
We strive to be aligned with the most updated environmental science to be able to track our performance against impactful environmental targets.
- 35% reduction of scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030, based on 2019, as validated by SBTi
- 48% reduction of scope 3 GHG emissions per unit of gross profit by 2030, based on 2021, as validated by SBTi
Lead with sustainable products
We work to produce high-quality products that deliver value to our customers and all our other stakeholders.
- 25% energy efficiency for new product platforms
People and communities
Good governance is fundamental to our daily interactions with customers, suppliers, and other business partners and Nilfisk is committed to promoting integrity-centric behavior.
- Increase gender diversity of Board of Directors to 25% women by 2024
- Achieve and maintain as a minimum an EcoVadis Gold Medal
Responsible business conduct
We act to create a fair, equal, healthy, safe, and engaging work environment for all employees. That also means committing to respect human rights in value chain activities.
- Increase gender diversity of senior management to 25% women by 2026
How we operate to create value
The latest sustainability assessment of Nilfisk was given by EcoVadis in September 2022, awarding the company 68 out of 100 points, identifying Nilfisk’s sustainability performance as ‘advanced’. This rating is illustrated by a Gold Medal.
Science Based Targets Initiative
Having science-based targets provide Nilfisk with a clearly defined path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions limiting global warming in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Nilfisk discloses its climate actions and achievements via CDP, an international non-profit organization.
In 2022, for the third consecutive year Nilfisk kept an A- score, keeping Nilfisk in the leadership category.
UN Global Compact
Nilfisk committed to UN Global Compact in 2010 and has since then been disclosing our company’s performance on the 10 Guiding Principles.
ESG Transparency Partner
As part of our ESG transparency efforts, Nilfisk reports into Nasdaq's ESG reporting platform and is certified Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner 2022.
Nilfisk reports within Sedex, a global organization dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
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.
Sustainability Report 2022
Our Sustainability Report 2022 shows how Nilfisk is going from commitment to action, setting bold targets and presenting solid results across Environment, Social and Governance.
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.