Sandvik is involved in a wide variety of community relations projects around the world. In 2021 we updated our platform for sponsorship and community involvement to be aligned with our company purpose and revised strategy. We have three focus areas for our community involvement projects: 1) Sustainability Shift – projects related to climate change, resources and waste or clean and sustainable development of communities, 2) Digital Shift – projects building technical and digital skills, supporting innovations and new ideas that help the world advance or introducing people to new technologies, and 3) Societal Impact – projects supporting equality and inclusion, improving health and wellbeing or supporting infrastructure development and local communities where we have business operations.
We view our community projects as investments, for which we require contracts, clear target groups and objectives with measurable results. All activities must comply with our Code of Conduct, which means that we do not engage in any activities of a political or religious nature, or in projects that may be viewed as hazardous to health or the environment. All of our project partners must sign the Sandvik Supplier Code of Conduct and undergo the same screening process as our suppliers. As part of our 2030 Sustainability Goals, we encourage our sites to be engaged in community activities with a positive impact on society.