Sustainability is a central part of AddLife's vision to improve people's life by being a leading, value-creating player in Life Sciences.
Rising healthcare needs and costs for a growing and ageing population will drive a change in healthcare. Interconnected devices, advances in data-analytics and AI will support the transition from acute treatment to support lifelong well-being and early diagnostics. Transparency on human rights, labor rights and business ethics of suppliers and business partners is increasingly baseline criteria for some of our stakeholders. Meanwhile, all sectors in society must contribute to tackling the challenge of climate change and resource scarcity.
AddLife aims to be flexible and agile to meet these changing expectations and keep delivering on our vision. The organisation is decentralised and entrepreneurial, which is an essential part of our culture.
In 2021 we conducted a new materiality assessment to better understand the sustainability topics that influence our ability to create lasting value for customers, employees, investors, suppliers and society at large For more information, see Materiality assessment
Several topics have evolved since the 2017 materiality assessment, and now a shift of expectations is foreseen with more focus on environmental impact. The materiality assessment also shows that AddLife and the stakeholders are more aligned regarding the prioritised topics. The assessment not only informs the topics addressed in this sustainability report, but it will also be the backbone for our plan to integrate sustainability more deeply in our business, including setting targets and KPIs that will be announced in 2022.
The pandemic has made us more digital and thus more sustainable.We do not travel if we do not have to and most meetings take place digitally. We at QA / RA at Mediplast are responsible for ensuring that the products are of the right quality and that we comply with laws and regulations. During the pandemic, we had to change our way of working. Even quality audits are now performed digitally where we film to be able to make an assessment in real time. I believe that we will maintain many of the new habits even after the pandemic, as they make our work considerably more efficient.