July 1, 2020
Sustainability is already integrated in Epiroc’s business operations and this year the Group has established long-term sustainability goals that support the Paris Agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The new sustainability goals for the next decade include halving CO2 emissions from operations, transport and major suppliers, as well as from customers’ use of Epiroc equipment.
“Since the majority of the CO2 emissions occur in the use phase of our products, it is crucial that we not only limit our own emissions in operations and transport but also take on the greater challenge to reduce the emissions when the products are in use. We are working together with our customers to reduce the impact on climate,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO.
Epiroc is continuously innovating to make its equipment as climate-friendly and safe as possible. The new generation of battery-electric mining machines, which is generating strong interest from customers globally, is one example. Epiroc’s package of digital solutions, 6th Sense, including automation, also goes a long way to reduce customers’ environmental impact as well as to improve health and safety conditions.
“With the new sustainability goals for 2030 we are taking our ambitions in this area to a new level,” Helena Hedblom adds. “Epiroc is proud to help making the mining and infrastructure industries as sustainable as possible.” Other examples of Epiroc’s new goals for 2030 include doubling the number of women in operational roles, substantially reducing work-related injuries, and further strengthening the Group’s commitment to the company’s Code of Conduct. To view a complete list of Epiroc’s new sustainability goals, read more about the company’s sustainability approach, and see of a short video of Helena Hedblom discussing the new goals, please see https://www.epirocgroup.com/en/sustainability/epiroc-2030-sustainability-goals.
For more information please contact:
Camilla Goldbeck-Löwe, Vice President Corporate Sustainability
+46 10 755 0885
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 70 347 2455
Epiroc is a leading global productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative, safe and sustainable drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides world-class service and solutions for automation and interoperability. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 41 billion in 2019, and has more than 14 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.