Relevant GRI Indicators

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (graphic)

Sandvik is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have defined the goals that are most relevant to us and to which we actively contribute. Below are some examples.

SDG 3 – Good health and well-being (UN SDG goal icon)

SDG 3 – Good health and well-being

In 2021, we launched the battery-electric truck Sandvik® LH550B. It reduces heat and emissions underground, helping mining customers reach their sustainability targets and reduce ventilation costs.

SDG 5 – Gender equality (UN SDG goal icon)

SDG 5 – Gender equality

We drive different initiatives to support gender equality and have set a goal to have one third female managers by 2030. In India, we encourage diversity and make it safer for women to work night shifts by, among other things, providing transportation to and from work. For many years we have been offering daycare for employees’ children in India.

SDG 7 – Clean energy (UN SDG goal icon)

SDG 7 – Clean energy

We signed agreements to purchase fossil-free energy in a number of markets and we already purchase clean energy for our European sites. We launched Freeflex™, the next generation compressor valve steel that will make compressors more efficient and reduce CO2 emissions.

SDG 8 – Decent work (UN SDG goal icon)

SDG 8 – Decent work

One of our long-term sustainability goals is zero harm to people. Our AutoMine® mining automation solution is an example where the opportunity to work remotely makes the work safer and healthier.

SDG 9 – Industry innovation (UN SDG goal icon)

SDG 9 – Industry innovation

Sandvik was the first to succeed in 3D printing in super-duplex stainless steel, minimizing material waste and reducing energy consumption in the manufacturing process. Hybrit is a Swedish initiative to make fossil-free steel with Sandvik delivering an electric heating solution for the project that heats hydrogen gas.

SDG 12 – Responsible production (UN SDG goal icon)

SDG 12 – Responsible production

Our goal is to drive the shift towards a circular society. We have extensive recycling schemes and buy-back programs in place.

SDG 13 – Climate action (UN SDG goal icon)

SDG 13 – Climate action

We will halve our CO2 impact by 2030. A new electric underground crushing and conveying system at our Wolfram division will reduce CO2 emissions by 250 tons annually.

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