About this report
This is the twelfth consecutive year of Sustainable Business reporting for Sandvik. We aim to continue reporting the same way on an annual basis. Sandvik's most recent Sustainable Business Report was published in March 2017.
The sustainability notes give the opportunity to present more detailed information on strategy, stakeholder dialogs, materiality analysis and sustainability data, as well as a more comprehensive description of our sustainability risks and targets. This information is also complemented by the website home.sandvik.
Information meeting the Swedish legal requirements on sustainability reporting, the Statutory Sustainability report, and Sandvik's Sustainable Business Report, is found on pages 30–41 and 127–144.
The sustainability information in this report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines, GRI G4 Core and has been reviewed by an external party. Sandvik is a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and reports on the ten princples in accordance with the UNGC Advanced level criteria,
GRI’s guidance on the reporting principles of materiality, stakeholder inclusiveness, sustainability context, and completeness is used to define the content of the report. This report refers to the 2017 fiscal year and covers all operations of the Group, including subsidiaries, but excludes associated companies and joint ventures.