Swedol recognizes the importance of environmental protection and is committed to managing the company responsibly and in harmony with all environmental regulations, laws and accepted practices along the entire chain from producer to end-user. It is also the company's goal to work with and maintain good relationships with all governing authorities in order to minimize adverse effects on the environment.
Swedol cooperates with its suppliers to develop the most environmentally friendly packaging possible and to minimize the use of packaging materials. Swedol strives to use the returned boxes and pallets with pallet collars to send goods to its stores in order to reduce the use of disposable packaging.
Swedol strives continuously to choose established printers with proven experience in environmentally friendly processes. To the extent possible, the company should also select the paper quality that is most environmentally friendly in each case.
Swedol conducts trading activities rather than energy-intensive manufacturing. The company leases its retail space and heating costs are usually included as part of the rent. While the head office is in Tyresö, the central warehouse is located in Örebro where the large surfaces result in significant costs for heating and electricity. Swedol is taking all possible steps to reduce these energy costs. All stores carefully manage materials and energy and exploit the opportunities to reuse and recycle.
QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFICATION
Swedol’s business is certified according to ( ISO 9001:2000 , ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007)., which cover the quality, environmental and occupational health and safety aspects of its operations. ISO is an international quality and environmental standard that focuses on a company's business processes rather than its products. As such, it can be referred to as a management model that is aimed at maximizing quality while minimizing environmental impact.
ISO is therefore applicable to companies of all types regardless of their products or industry. The ISO standard requires the certified firms to comply with the established standards to continuously improve their quality and environmental management. In simple terms, this means that Swedol has an environmental strategy that is designed to minimize any negative effects that its activities may have on the environment. Nonetheless, ISO also includes a proactive approach to continuously improving environmental performance.
Because Swedol works in an industry that is often in the midst of the environmental debate, the incorporation of a sustainable environmental program from day one has always been a corporate concern. Swedol is a member of El-kretsen i Sverige AB and is registered in the EE-register with the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket).
Swedol is connected to REPA business systems for recycling of packaging material.