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Sustainability

Sustainability at ÅF

Sustainability is part of ÅF’s business strategy and a prerequisite for ÅF’s business as a whole. We connect technologies to create sustainable progress for you.

ÅF’s ambition is to safeguard successful, long-term, sustainable development for you and the company itself in balance between social, environmental and financial interests.

With more than one hundred years of experience in helping our clients to find innovative technical solutions to a multitude of problems ÅF is firmly in the front rank of technical progress. We are proud of our history and what we have achieved and we are confident that we can do more together with our clients all over the world. We are prepared to take on your sustainable challenges.

By integrating the UN Global Compacts principles and the three perspectives of sustainability - Society, Ecology and Economy - in everything we do we believe that we can act as a key enabler for a more sustainable future for you and the people around you.

In ÅF's Annual Report 2014 you can read the Sustainability report 2014. 

 

Sustainability as a business strategy

Wherever and whenever ÅF is involved, we aim to help you to play a part in creating a more sustainable society by finding new solutions to old problems. Our sustainability policies and guidelines support this ambition, ensuring that we work in a fair and transparent way. We practice what we preach.

Every day ÅF strives to improve your life by developing energy-efficient solutions, investments in infrastructure, assignments within various types of energy, projects for industry and more. We connect cities, countries and cultures with bridges, competence networks and mobile solutions. We generate jobs through technology that make companies grow and prosper.

C+ company

Oekom Research has rated ÅF as a C+ company, a high grade that only 10% of the 56 rated companies in the business have managed to reach.

 

GRI Index

ÅF annually reports on our sustainability performance as part of ÅF's Annual Report. This year's Sustainability Report, which is for fiscal year 2014 has not been audited by a third party, but it is ÅF's assessment that the information in the Annual Report 2014, together with information on the ÅF website and in this GRI index meets the GRI's information requirements for Core. The GRI index gives references to where in the annual report information on each indicator can be found. Clarifying comments are also provided in the GRI Index for certain indicators.

In ÅF's Annual Report 2014 you can read the full Sustainability report 2014 or you can download short version here.

 

ÅF report to CDP

For you to be able to see how sustainable ÅF is, we report our carbon emissions to the organisation CDP. CDP supply the investment community with data on climate strategy, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and the risks and opportunities from climate change from thousands of the world’s largest companies. To be one of the companies that report to CDP is a matter of course for us to be able to put ÅF’s sustainability work in comparison with other companies, in a transparent and open way.

ÅF AB has completed the annual request for information from CDP.  The result has been benchmarked against over 2200 other companies that responded to CDP’s 2015 climate change information request. See the score below.

CDP 2015 Climate Disclosure Score (Out of 100 total points)

Disclosure scores are an assessment of the quality and completeness of a company’s response; they are not a measure of a company’s performance in relation to climate change management. 

Company  Name

Disclosure Score

ÅF AB

82

CDP climate change program average

84

 

CDP 2015 Climate Performance Band (ranked on an A-E scale)

Where a company’s total disclosure score is 50 or more (shown above), the response is also assessed and ranked in a performance band. The assessment looks at actions in the reporting year that contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation and transparency. The performance scores are expressed as bands (A, A-, B, C, D, E).

Company Name

Performance Band

ÅF AB

D

CDP climate change program average (for companies that qualify for a performance band)

C

Focus areas

ÅF works proactively to push developments towards a more sustainable society, to achieve long-term profitability. Being an attractive workplace, offering sustainable solutions and choosing responsible assignments are the focus areas that have been identified to achieve what we are aiming for.