Addtech analyzes its sustainability work in accordance with the UN’s global goals. Most of our subsidiaries already hold advanced positions in this process, simply because sustainable solutions and products generate business value. For us, reducing our climate footprint is a particularly important area. The ambition is to be able to offer high-tech solutions and products that last a long time and have a minimal impact on the environment.
Compotech works purposefully to mitigate its adverse climate effects in terms of, for example, emissions related to goods transports. The company is part of the Electrification business area and has suppliers and customers around the world.
“With the help of a carbon dioxide emissions tool, we have produced data that our sales people use right from the quotation stage in the dialogue with the customer,” says Alexander Lindblom, Product Manager Lighting Control at Compotech. The data allows us to quantify different scenarios and compare the extent of the carbon dioxide emissions incurred by air, road, rail or maritime transports. Customers take a highly positive view of this as it allows them to see and choose the most climate-friendly mode of transportation. That means not only what is most affordable – but what minimises carbon emissions.
Alexander believes that customers focus far more on sustainability today, and impose greater demands than previously, which he welcomes.
For Compotech, there has been potential for improvement precisely in terms of the company’s climate impact regarding CO2 emissions related to transport. An aspect for which it is now possible to have a strategy.
“When we convince the customer to choose to import a product from Asia by ship and truck instead of air, we are able to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide equivalents by up to 95 percent. In our calculation example, a 200 kg and 2 m3 transport from Shanghai to Solna, this entails a climate-smart saving of approximately 2.7 tonnes of CO2e. Compotech’s vision is to achieve net-zero CO2 future emissions and has identified that close cooperation and joint initiatives with customers as highly significant in attaining this.
“We can now see that many of our customers are ready to make this transition to more climate-efficient transport alternatives,” Alexander concludes.