Saving lives and saving the planet
Every day, our safety solutions save lives and minimize injuries. Protecting what matters most is our reason for being and naturally, that includes our planet.
Our work to create a brighter and more sustainable future for all is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Holmbergs is committed to the well-being of our employees, high labor standards throughout our supply chain and the ability for all people to enjoy basic human rights.
Environmental (ESG) impacts throughout the Holmbergs value chain>
From idea to finished and delivered product, Holmbergs strives to have a minimal impact on the environment and to promote positive social change. These are our areas of concentration for ESG impacts:
- Climate impact of metals and plastics
- Use of recycled metals and plastics
- Hazardous chemical use and pollution in the supply chain
- Environmental impact of metal sourcing
- Supplier labour conditions and human rights
- Supplier health and safety
- Sanctioned countries
- Climate impact
- Chemicals and pollution
- Resource efficiency
- Recycling and waste management
- Sustainable packaging
- Labour conditions and human rights
- Health and safety
- Anti-corruption and integrity
Management & marketing
- Sustainable design and positioning
- Working conditions and culture
- Safety innovation
- Anti-corruption and integrity
- Data security
- Responsible product disposal and circular design
- Product durability
- Product weight saving benefits
- Environmental benefits of protecting cargo
- Protect end-user safety
- Access and affordability
- Human health and plastics
- Product certification and transparency
Continuously striving to reach our sustainability targets
Every single day we don’t just try to reach our sustainability goals. We try to surpass them. We’ve set some ambitious goals for Holmbergs in the areas of safety, sustainability, social responsibility and ethical corporate governance, but we’re up to the challenge!
Saving lives and minimizing damages during transport and in traffic through innovation and zero defect products
Our position as a world leader in safety relies on our relentless research, development and quality control and this is something we are committed to continuing into the future.
Goal: Maintain 0 faults
Sustainable and non-toxic materials in our products
Our products reflect our values and we believe the materials we put into our products should also reflect those values. We aim to use materials that are as safe for the environment as they are for the people who rely on our products to keep them safe.
Goals: Continue development of new sustainable products and processes
Continue to comply with all applicable standards and regulations
Commit to our employees
The end users of our products enjoy the utmost in safety innovation and we believe our employees should, too. We are constantly improving conditions for everyone in the Holmbergs corporate family and standing up for their human rights. We are all part of the global Holmbergs family.
Goals: Focus on ways we can increase our Employer Net Promoter Score (eNPS)
Strive to maintain 0 workplace safety incidents and continually reduce absenteeism
Act ethically in all situations
The Holmbergs Code of Conduct guides all our business practices. It’s the little book that ensures our employees and partners act professionally, honestly and ethically. We believe complete transparency and accountability make for a better business.
Goals: Maintain 0 incidents that breach our Code of Conduct
Address any internal incidents that breach our Code of Conduct promptly and fairly
Holmbergs makes our safety systems as efficiently as possible by using the lowest amount of energy that we can. We also believe in being innovative in this area and exploring new ways to decrease our energy consumption. At some point in the future, we want to make the switch to renewable energy sources and we’re constantly exploring ways we can hasten that switch.
Goals: Continually find ways to increase our energy efficiency
Determine our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and concentrate on hitting those goals
Doing our part to reach the United Nations’ Global Sustainability Goals for 2030>
Through our innovation and constant pursuit to make the world a safer and better place, Holmbergs is in a position to directly contribute to five of the UN’s 17 global sustainability goals for 2030 through our ESG policies. Check them out:
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
As part of the third UN sustainability goal, the organization wants to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by half.
Reducing traffic and transport fatalities and injuries is exactly what we do. We are a world leader in this precise area and we aim to keep leading the way when it comes to traffic safety.
We are also committed to the ongoing health and safety of our 1,300 employees around the world.
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Our employees and partners are part of the global Holmbergs corporate family that spans eight countries and three continents. We provide safe working environments and opportunities for our employees to enjoy better lives no matter where they live. If they’re a Holmbergs Group employee, we’ll take care of them. They’re family to us.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Constant research and development throughout our 80+ year history is how Holmbergs achieved its spot as a world leader in vehicle safety. Our corporate culture is steeped in this tradition of constant improvement.
We aim to continually improve our various workplaces for the benefit of our employees around the globe. Health and happiness for Holmbers as a whole!
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Holmbergs contributes to global sustainable development by providing products that meet high safety and sustainability standards. Our products make our customers’ products safer for end users and this contributes to the overall safety and resiliency of communities worldwide.
More safety for children and parents alike leads to more resilient communities.
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
We are always looking for ways to make our production more efficient. Our goal is to achieve the least possible amount of spillage, waste and energy use. We have minimized the use of environmentally hazardous substances in our production in line with Europs’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.
The Holmbergs sustainability initiatives
Innovation that saves lives and saves the planet
Holmbergs drives innovation and product development in the vehicle safety industry. At the same time, we aim to limit the energy we use and sustainably source our materials. Our Code of Conduct promotes ethical behavior throughout our corporate group and supply chains.
The Holmbergs sustainability initiatives
Quality is everything
In the world of vehicle safety, there is no room for error. Millions of people depend on our safety systems to keep them secure on the road or in the air. We maintain that same level of quality to reach our sustainability goals. From the sustainable materials we source to the recycling processes we’ve developed, we always uphold the highest in standards.
The Holmbergs Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct is meant to foster a corporate culture of integrity, build on our values and provide ethical guidelines for interpreting and implementing the entire Holmbergs Group policies.
The underlying principle of the Code of Conduct is that we always do the right thing. If any team member is not sure what the right course of action is in any given situation, they should ask someone who knows.
To accommodate our diverse and international workforce, our Code of Conduct is available in every language our employees speak and read, and it applies to every employee who belongs to any company in the Holmbergs Group. This includes all direct and indirect subsidiaries. Board members, managers and employees are all required to read and abide by the Code of Conduct. By having all our employees and partners comply with our code, we can feel confident that our business is conducted professionally, honestly and ethically.
We also share our Code of Conduct with our largest suppliers and require them to sign it to confirm that our suppliers support, respect and prioritize the values our code promotes.
Holmbergs has internal processes for all employees to report suspected legal or regular infringements, without repercussions, should they witness any. All employees within the Holmbergs Group are encouraged to report actions they perceive to be serious misconduct to the position appointed by the company. Reporting can also be done anonymously. Reported violations are expected to be handled in a prompt and thorough manner with the goal being a satisfactory solution with reasonable measures taken. Our company board has approved our whistleblower process and in 2021, we have not had any cases of erroneous behavior that have resulted in action.
The board of directors has also approved our Code of Conduct and it is available internally on the company’s intranet. The code is also available to all team members through the onboarding process of new employees.