Everyone shares a collective responsibility for protecting the environment. Via a long-term, resource efficient approach, Humana endeavours to promote the three elements of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. Concern for the environment permeates all of Humana’s operations.
Humana will use resources efficiently and as far as possible use renewable natural resources. Humana will seek to protect the environment by preventing or minimising its environmental impact.
Humana bases its environmental efforts on gradual improvements to the business. The many minor environmental adjustments that are made every day are just as important as the major changes. The sum of all these measures will be characterised by preventive, continual environmental work.
Humana’s environmental work covers two principles. The substitution principle involves continually replacing outdated processes and environmentally hazardous substances with more resource efficient and environmentally sustainable substances. The precautionary principle aims to avoid activities or products that may be hazardous to the environment, without there being definitive evidence as to their detrimental effect.
Humana’s Environmental Policy will be applied to the company’s services and customer/supplier relationships and will form the basis of efforts to impose more ambitious environmental requirements on ourselves as well as on our suppliers.
Humana’s overarching environmental goal is for its customers, clients, employees, investors and the general public to associate the company with active environmental work. We will meet the requirements of clients and authorities with regard to environmental issues.
Humana will conduct business according to two focus areas as regards the environment:
- Low carbon (energy consumption, transportation, food)
- Resource efficient (ecocycle approach, waste management, efficient resource management)
Conducting low carbon operations involves continually striving to:
- Reduce energy consumption.
- We will continue our efforts to reduce our energy consumption by informing and training employees.
- Humana’s properties will be managed efficiently and with an environmental focus.
- The company’s properties will be gradually supplied with renewable electricity.
- The company will impose energy performance requirements for new builds and major redevelopments.
- Reduce the environmental impact of transportation by prioritising working practices that do not involve travel, and promoting travel by train instead of plane and car. Where cars are used, they will be classified as eco cars.
- Increase the use of organic or locally-produced foods.
Humana will conduct business using a resource efficient approach. We will:
- be economical with our use of finite resources and adopt an ecocycle approach
- minimise waste and emissions to air and water in terms of the amount and impact on the environment; and
- make more efficient use of materials.
Humana believes that our greatest contribution in climate terms is in reducing fossil fuel carbon emissions. We will therefore measure the following:
- Use of renewable electricity
- Our main energy contract in Sweden is 100% based on renewable electricity and gradual phasing in will take place in all countries and for newly acquired units.
- Carbon dioxide emissions from Humana’s buildings, cars and flight travel
- Establish relevant key figures, base years and targets from 2020
- “Miljöbyggnad” (Sweden Green Building Council) – all our new production will have the ambition of attaining the Silver rating.
For continuous improvement in awareness of climate and resource efficiency throughout the organisation, we will work locally providing tools, education and sharing of best-practices regarding for example:
- amount of composted food waste;
- purchasing of organic or locally-produced foods;
- sorting at source; and
- health and fitness activities (such as Green Days, preventive care).
Ultimate responsibility for Humana’s environmental work rests with company management. Implementation of environmental measures is delegated to managers in the organisation who have management responsibilities.
- To ensure environmental procedures for the business are in place.
- To ensure environmental procedures are used for long-term, efficient administration from an environmental, social and economic perspective.