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Environmental responsibility

Our engineering is firmly based on the principles of sustainable development

 

Taking environmental responsibility into consideration is a natural element of Etteplan’s operations. We comply with environmental legislation, the ISO 14001 environmental standard and the Company’s environmental policy in our operations. We always take the full life cycle of the solution into consideration in our engineering work.

Etteplan takes environmental responsibility into consideration in all of its operations. We comply with international and national environmental legislation as well as regional and local regulations. In addition, all Etteplan employees must comply with the applicable laws and regulations. Our environmental management is based on the requirements of the ISO 14001 environmental standard. We strive to describe, understand and manage environment-related processes with the help of the standard. Environmental management is the responsibility of the SVPs in charge of the business units and, at the Management Group level, the SVP responsible for the Operational Excellence function. Read more in Annual Report 2020 on page 28.

Targets and results for 2020


Etteplan’s environmental responsibility targets and action plans are in line with the ISO 14001 standard. The targets for 2020 are presented below.

Moderate direct environmental impacts

As an expert organization, the direct environmental impacts of Etteplan’s own operations – and, correspondingly, the environmental risks associated with the Company’s own operations – are moderate. In addition to the energy and material consumption of Etteplan’s offices, the environmental impacts arise primarily from travel, which has been significantly reduced thanks to modern meeting technology. According to Etteplan’s travel policy, virtual meeting tools are used whenever possible. The emissions arising from flights, driving and other travel have not been systematically monitored. Etteplan’s operations have considerable positive environmental impacts through customer projects. 

These environmental impacts were further reduced in 2020 as the pandemic resulted in a shift to remote work and a sharp reduction in travel. The most significant environmental impacts of the unusual year were the over 80 per cent reduction in business travel and the around 25 per cent reduction in the energy consumption of Etteplan’s offices. Etteplan’s renewed Code of Conduct was published in spring 2020.

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Designing eco-efficient solutions
 

Each year, we design hundreds of solutions for the world’s leading machinery and equipment suppliers. They help our customers create solutions that are eco-efficient with respect to their manufacturability, usability and recyclability. We develop environmentally friendly technologies and cleantech products, and contribute to the energy efficiency of our customers’ equipment, machinery and production facilities.

Product design takes into consideration the product’s full lifecycle environmental footprint: from raw materials to production, product use and disposal orrecycling. For instance Etteplan’s technical documentation solutions are environmentally friendly and reduce the need for printed materials, as manuals and instructions can be distributed to maintenance and service personnel digitally.

 

 

Etteplan strategy

Etteplan story

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Purpose, vision and values

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Financial targets

Etteplan updated its strategic and financial targets in December 2019. The targets for growth and profitability remained unchanged. Read more

Acquisitions

In acquisitions, which play a key role in our strategy, our focus is on increasing our competence capital and geographical expansion.   Read more

Board of Directors & Management

Operating environment

History

Etteplan has set the standard in engineering design for 30 years. The company has been a pioneer in the development of engineering design and methods as well as new business models. 

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Corporate responsibility

At Etteplan, corporate responsibility is at the core of our day-to-day business as we design hundreds of sustainable solutions for the world’s leading machinery and equipment manufacturers every year. Our highly skilled personnel play a crucial role in fulfilling our customer promise.

Financial responsibility

Etteplan’s operations have significant economic impacts on many different stakeholders. We pay taxes, wages, dividends and financial expenses and we purchase products and services.Etteplan’s financial performance has been strong for several years now. In 2020 our revenue decreased due to the global pandemic and was EUR 260.0 million (263.3). Our operating profit (EBITA) improved and was EUR 26.2 million (26.0). Etteplan currently operates in eight countries. We are committed to complying with all local, national and international laws and regulations in the countries where we do business and provide services. We pay taxes on our profits in all of the countries that we operate in. Read more

Personnel and social responsibility

Personnel and leadership development, providing career opportunities and treating employees equally are at the core of Etteplan’s human resource management. Etteplan’s Code of Conduct is the foundation of the company’s human resource management. Read more

Quality

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Code of Conduct

We want our employees and partners to be proud to work with us, and we want to create well-being for all our stakeholders, based on our values of customer-orientation, proactiveness and attractiveness. This is why we have written this new Code of Conduct. Its purpose is to clearly present and communicate our common set of ethical values and business principles to all employees, stakeholders and partners, as well as to provide guidance in our daily business. Read more