The production phase together with the end of life phase has the second biggest impact on the total carbon footprint of rental equipment, the biggest impact occurs from the use of fossil fuels. By choosing input materials with less environmental impact and design for enabling the reuse and recycling of components at the end of its lifespan, the carbon footprint from rental equipment decreases significantly.
We work in partnership with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders to seize opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of rental equipment throughout its lifespan. A part of this work is to systematically assess and follow up on our suppliers. Focus lies on how to improve quality, occupational health and safety and environmental performance.
In order to further improve our work and move towards a more sustainable sourcing, we focus on:
#1 Increasing the share of spend from suppliers that have signed our Code of Conduct
#2 Developing anti-corruption, human rights, health and safety and environmental risk assessments on critical suppliers
#3 Working together with suppliers to decrease any negative environmental and social impact from rental equipment and site huts
As an example, we have conducted an environmental and health assessment of our site huts, analysing every single component, including the flooring, windows and insulation used. Based on the results, we have together with the suppliers made the recommended improvements.
Sustainable sourcing strengthens our customer focus and enables us to meet our customers’ expectations and requests. It enables us to be a responsible corporate citizen, contributing to a sustainable future and generating value for all our stakeholders and for society. It is an important step in our journey towards circularity.