How we work with sustainability
At RGS Nordic, we have a clear picture of our role in society. We must help to ensure that future generations live in a world where the Earth’s resources are cleaned and recycled, and where their living conditions are not restricted by hazardous substances in the environment and the overuse of natural resources
As a player in the environmental industry, we have a unique opportunity to infl uence developments towards a circular economy where resources are utilised with high value. We will bring this agenda into play in relations with our customers, partners and lawmakers, and in that way we support SDG #17.
Our staff are the most important resource in this work. We utilise them best when they have a good framework for their work, and when that work is meaningful. Therefore, we are working to create optimal physical and psychological working conditions at RGS Nordic, and we are making it apparent to our employees that they contribute to solving major social challenges.
We have asked ourselves and our staff about how we can contribute to a sustainable future best possible. How can we make an extra effort, and what impact will it have on ourselves and on society? The result is illustrated in our materiality matrix, which helps us to identify and focus on the areas which have the greatest impact on society, our customers and ourselves.
Prioritising of interventions
We have identifi ed a number of primary interventions in the areas of circular economy, environmental impact, responsible business and employee conditions. In 2018, we prioritised working to improve the working environment and the well-being of our staff, reducing climate impact, reducing our own waste, establishing an international sustainability profi le, increasing materials in a circular cycle and treating problematic environmental contaminants in waste.
RGS Nordic' Materiality matrix