Our operations from a sustainability perspective

Sustainable Operations

AddLife is an independent player in Life Science and have an entrepreneurial business model with independent subsidiaries.

Our business shall be conducted in line with the principle of long-term, soundly based development. As well as being subject to business economic  requirements, goals and guidelines,our business activities shall be conducted in accordance with strict criteria in terms of integrity and ethics. We therefore attach great value to acting in a professional, honest and ethically correct manner. We support the UN Global Compact, ILO core conventions and OECD guidelines for multinational companies and our Code of Conduct is based on these policies. 

As a minimum, we observe all applicable laws and regulations and where necessary will also introduce standards in accordance with the Code of Conduct, where laws and regulations do not align with the Code’s objectives. We expect that in their operations suppliers maintain knowledge of and as a minimum requirement observe national legislation in the countries where they conduct their business.

Dialogue with our stakeholders

In 2017 AddLife conducted a stakeholder dialogue with subsequent analysis regarding the sustainability aspects that are most important for us and where our impact is greatest. The
stakeholder dialogue and materiality analysis provided answers regarding the sustainability issues that the Company’s stakeholders consider to be most important and thus what we should prioritise in our sustainability efforts.

We focus on being a responsible employer and a sustainable supplier.

To qualify for many public contracts we must meet high sustainability-related requirements. It’s a business requirement. Sustainability issues are quite simply a natural part of our business value.

Kristina Willgård, CEO AddLife

A responsible company

It is of great importance that AddLife conducts its business based on high business standards and goals, as well as on high ethical and moral standards. By continually improving sustainability in our business, we can become a more professional partner in a more demanding business world. For us, business value and sustainability are not in conflict; rather, they support one another. We embrace our responsibility to contribute to sustainable development both within the company and in society at large.

Sustainability-related activities in 2017:

  • AddLife’s first employee survey
  • Materiality analysis with selected stakeholders
  • Implementation of AddLife’s core values

Outlook 2018

AddLife will, of course, continue to work with both minor and major sustainability issues. In 2018 we will prioritise the following four areas in our sustainability efforts:

  • In 2018 we will conduct a supplier assessment to analyse sustainability risks among AddLife’s suppliers.
  • We will highlight and strengthen sustainability issues through measures such as increasing the focus on our Code of Conduct and discrimination in the courses that our employees attend at AddLife Academy.
  • We will create a Whistleblower system to ensure that our employees and other stakeholders have the opportunity to report serious irregularities within the AddLife Group.
  • Based on the 2017 employee survey, we will clarify the growth opportunities available to our employees by implementing a leadership training programme and expanding the courses offered at AddLife Academy.

Of course we link our responsibility for sustainability with business value

Eva Lundberg, Quality and Environment Manager Mediplast Sweden

I really believe that responsibility characterises everyday life here. My job includes sustainability issues, where it is extremely important to meet the demands of our customers. We must constantly ensure that our products comply with all quality and environmental requirements and that our suppliers live up to our Code of Conduct. Taking full responsibility for sustainability ultimately affects the business value of the entire company.

 

Code of Conduct

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Sustainability Report

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