Scope and limitations of the report
The sustainability report refers to the 2011/2012 financial year, with comparative data from the 2010/2011 financial year. Unless otherwise indicated, the report encompasses the operations of the Group as a whole.
The following sections provide an account of Addtech's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work from different stakeholder perspectives, with results for the Group being presented in the form of relevant indicators and key ratios. Unless otherwise indicated, the figures are aggregated values for 2011/2012 from the Group's more than 100 companies. Addtech acquired six companies during the year, which affected the outcomes for the environmental and work environment indicator data reported, compared to the preceding year. Acquisitions represent a central element of Addtech's growth strategy and are therefore expected to continue to have an impact on several areas of the sustainability report in the years ahead. The measured values presented have not been adjusted to compensate for the increased number of companies; they instead report the actual figures for the Group.
Addtech's corporate structure and operations, with more than 100 companies, represent in themselves a challenge in work on CSR, since every company is responsible for collecting and reporting its own measurement data. The measurement data presented in this sustainability report are based as far as possible on actual measured values from the Group's companies, or from the Group's suppliers. In cases where the Group's companies or suppliers have been unable to obtain actual figures, reasonable estimates based on available calculation tools and models were used.
One of Addtech's goals for its CSR work is to continually improve the accuracy of the measurement data obtained from the Group's companies and from our suppliers.