Through our core business operations, Epiroc contributes to eight of the 17 UN sustainable development goals.
These are: gender equality; clean water and sanitation; accessible and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation and infrastructure; responsible consumption and production; life on land; and peace, justice and strong institutions.
These goals are the most relevant ones for our business and at the same time the ones where we can contribute the most.
Epiroc offers equal opportunities for women and men. We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and managers. We measure the ratio between men and women in the external recruitment and ensure that the proportion of women is constantly increasing.
Clean water and sanitation
Epiroc works to reduce water consumption in operations, particularly in water-stressed areas. Local activities that target water consumption and preservation are carried out. Epiroc has been engaged in the initiative Water for All since 1984, which was started by two of our employees.
Affordable and clean energy
Epiroc strives to increase the use of renewable energy and to limit the use of energy overall. We develop new, improved products and find new ways to reduce energy consumption in operations.
Decent work and economic growth
Safety and well-being is one of the focus areas for Epiroc. Sick leave, number of fatalities, incidents and accidents are key performance indicators for the company. Epiroc requires all business partners to comply with the company’s values as expressed in the Code of Conduct. Child labor or forced labor is not tolerated and compliance is assessed and audited. Epiroc ensures the right to collective bargaining also with business partners.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Epiroc’s innovative spirit results in efficiency high-productivity products and services. The main environmental footprint is in the use-phase of our products. Business units are encouraged to develop more energy efficient products and energy efficiency in products and service is a key performance indicator for the company.
Responsible consumption and production
Epiroc’s first sustainability data were released in 2001 as part of Atlas Copco AB’s annual report. We strive to reduce waste from operations, and to conserve use of fossil fuels. We handle chemicals with care. The company focuses on decreasing CO2 emissions from transport as one of its key performance indicators.
Life on land
Epiroc develop new and improved products in order to facilitate a more sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Epiroc has zero tolerance towards corruption. This is clearly communicated in the Code of Conduct, which all employees and business partners must comply with. All managers must sign their commitment annually and take an on-line anti-corruption training. The goal is that 100 % of global managers will sign the annual compliance statement.