The CSR work of the Addtech Group
Addtech runs long-term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
work that covers all subsidiaries in the Group. Addtech's
overriding goal is to fulfil the requirements and expectations of
customers, shareholders and employees regarding sustainable
enterprise. CSR therefore means that Addtech takes long-term
responsibility for the sustainable development of employees, the
environment and profitability. Our CSR works strengthens us in this
area, making us a better choice than our competitors.
In recent years, the Addtech Group has increased its ambitions in matters regarding working terms and conditions, the environment and ethics. We have had a Code of Conduct for several years that covers all subsidiaries, and each year a sustainability report is produced to present the results of our CSR work. Our reporting complies with the guidelines for Application Level C of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Addtech's corporate structure and operations, with more than 100 companies, is a challenge when it comes to achieving rapid results in CSR work, and many units will introduce completely or partly new processes. At the same time, this work paves the way for creating greater value, for example through more attractive customer offerings, larger cost reductions and improved quality and HR work.
Addtech has three overall CSR goals
- Employees. Addtech's subsidiaries strive to be attractive employers and to provide their employees with sound opportunities for personal growth. In order to identify areas for improvement, the Group conducts employee surveys that encompass all companies and then form the basis of developing expertise and operations in the Group.
- Suppliers. A major share of the sales generated by Addtech companies comes from selling on the products and solutions of global and market-leading suppliers. The Addtech Group continuously works on deepening these relationships and ensuring that suppliers meet a good level of requirements in relation to their employees and the environment.
- Environment. More than half of the electricity used in the Group comes from renewable sources. Our goal is to constantly increase this proportion. The Group's companies are primarily involved in technology trading, so our operations have a limited direct environmental impact. The Group continuously works on improvement measures in the areas where we can make a difference.
Code of Conduct
Addtech's CSR strategy is based on the Group's Code of Conduct. The central concepts of CSR are the environment, ethics and morality and they have long been part of the Group's operations. The Code applies not only to all employees in our own operations but also to our relationship with our suppliers of products and services. Our ambition is that our subsidiaries will work with suppliers towards achieving positive change.
The Addtech Group's Code of Conduct is based on the UN's Global Compact, ILO's Core Conventions, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Read more at www.addtech.com/csr.
The Addtech Group publishes a sustainability report that provides customers, employees, owners and other stakeholders with the opportunity to read about the development of our CSR work. The Group published its first sustainability report in 2011. Each year, the reports will form the basis of the Group's further development in CSR. Reported topics include the Group's use of energy, climate impact, employee turnover and occupational health and safety.
Key events in 2011/2012
- Addtech conducted an employee survey covering all employees. The aim of the survey was to identify areas in which the Group and subsidiaries currently perform well as an employer and areas in which we can improve. The results will form the foundation of long-term, strategic staff development work in the Group.
- Addtech conducted its first supplier survey, which covered 18 of the Group's largest suppliers who together account for more than 15% of the Group's purchasing volume. The objective was to ensure that the suppliers are meeting a good level of requirements in relation to their employees and the environment and evaluate the working method and tool that Addtech had produced for the survey. In coming years, the aim is that additional Group companies will conduct regular supplier surveys.
- Veckans Affärer, one of Sweden's leading weekly business magazines, and Prosales, a consultancy, awarded Addtech the title of Sweden's best sales organisation. This award goes to the company with the most successful sales organisation on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm stock exchange and is awarded in three categories (Large Cap, Mid Cap and Small Cap). Addtech won in the Mid Cap category.