The UN’s 17 global goals
Inwido and its business units work to promote the UN’s 17 goals for sustainable development. Inwido focuses, to varying degrees, on the following seven goals. Goal 3, Good health and well-being, Goal 5, Gender equality, Goal 7, Affordable and clean energy, Goal 8, Decent work and economic growth, Goal 11, Sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12, Responsible consumption and production, and Goal 13, Climate action.
According to the EU taxonomy, buildings in the EU are the single largest energy-consuming sector, accounting for about 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. Replacing energy-inefficient windows and doors with energy-efficient ones is therefore considered an important part of achieving climate goals in Europe. Taxonomy establishes criteria for determining whether an economic activity can be classified as environmentally sustainable. Reporting in relation to Taxonomy will be required by both investors (end of 2021) and companies (in 2022). Inwido’s products fall into construction and energy efficiency and already today, the taxonomy has set specific energy requirements for windows and doors. For example, windows must pass a U-value of 0.7 and doors 1.2.
Group-wide sustainability meetings
In 2020, Inwido arranged four Group-wide sustainability meetings in which senior executives from the business units participated. During these meetings, the teams go through the sustainability work and reporting is followed up. Knowledge sharing takes place between both large and small business units, which leads to collaborations across company borders. In addition to reporting, meetings are thematized in, for example, energy, production, work environment and community involvement, etc. During the annual Management Meeting, the Group’s sustainability award was presented to the business unit having implemented the most significant sustainability initiatives. In 2020, the sustainability award was presented to Outline for their many years of investment in the Outline Plus department, which trains, for example, those on long-term sick leave and helps them gradually return to work. In addition, during the autumn, Outline’s leadership and trust index was raised to as much as 83 percent, which testifies to successful investments in a sustainable workplace.