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Our responsibilities

ESG

Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance.

Egiss ESG Programme

The responsibilities of our business

At Egiss, we take responsibility for our business, for our impact on the world around us and for thinking our business model into the local communities where we operate. 

The Egiss ESG Programme serves as our blueprint for a sustainable future. It stands as a testament to our belief that positive impact requires holistic effort across Environmental, Social, and Governance realms. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement, this program harnesses the collective Effort of our team, partners, and stakeholders to drive change that matters.

As we present these exciting developments, we extend our deepest gratitude to each member of our partners who has (and still does) contributes to our sustainability journey. The unwavering support inspires us to reach new heights, to join more communities and sustainable focus groups, in our quest for effective approach.

Stay tuned for further updates, initiatives, and collaborative endeavors that will amplify the impact of the Egiss ESG Programme. Together, we can turn aspirations into actions and create a legacy of positive change.

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Sustainability Report 2022/2023

We are thrilled to unveil the latest milestones in our journey towards a greener and more responsible future – the Egiss Sustainability Report.

The report marks our ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship through the Egiss ESG Programme. As a testament to our dedication to transparency and progress it presents our performance on defined initiatives for the entire Egiss Group.

We are just getting started and when it comes to Sustainability, we will never be done. We will continue to innovate in this area, for the sake of the world we all share.

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UN Global Compact

Since 2016, Egiss has proudly supported the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and its 10 Principles covering the 17 related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During spring 2023, as part of our ongoing commitment, we submitted our 2022 assessment on the new Communication on Progress portal (CoP). We look forward to continue working with the questionnaire and to re-submit the CEO Statement of Continued Support once the digital Platform opens. Our focus areas related to the SDGs is an important part of the Egiss Sustainability Report 2022/2023.

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Compliance Programme

The purpose of our Compliance Programme is to clearly communicate Egiss' policies in relation to the internationally recognized standards on human and labour right, the environment and anti-corruption. The programme consists of;

  • Code of Conduct
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Export Control Policy
  • Policy on Conflict Minerals
  • Policy on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Whistleblower Policy
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Code of Conduct

Working with and for Egiss must be safe, secure and legal in all respects. Both customers and employees must feel confident that we operate according to clear guidelines when it comes to employment, subcontractor selection and all other matters and transactions relevant to our business.

When it comes to CSR, bribery and corruption policies, work for greater sustainability and proper employment, our Code of Conduct is a common benchmark for both our head office and our warehouses in other countries and regions.

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Whistleblower Policy

Operating in many countries and across many borders it is imperative to Egiss Group that we safeguard our integrity as a law-abiding company with high ethical standards. Egiss’ Whistleblower Policy outlines how to raise concerns about all matters regarding our business conduct and organization in a confidential and secure way using our whistleblower system.

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Supporting Street Children (NGO)

Seeing how the founder, Pia Lindell Qwist, and the group of many volunteers every day strive to make a positive, life-changing- and life-saving impact on hundreds of street children in India has touched us deeply. Our ambition is to help the NGO Street Children (Gadens Børn) build a robust and sustainable base for many more children in Kolkata.

In 2021, we chose to support Street Children for three years with an annual donation of DKK 250.000. The donations will support their 12 projects in Kolkata, securing housing, care, education, food, and healthcare. We have also donated IT hardware and tech devices to be used at their schools and girls home to strengthen their digital literacy and allow us to directly impact the children’s education, development, and learning.

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SBTi

As part of our work on reducing our negative impact on the environment, we have joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi); a partnership between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact). Through the combination of our work with the SBTi, and engagement with private enterprises, we aim to halve our GHG emissions by 2030, and reach net-zero by 2050.

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EcoVadis

To ensure that our continued focus on ESG is assessed by an independent and internationally approved partner, we have chosen to work with EvoVadis - one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of business sustainability ratings.

The methodology behind the assessment and rating covers four focus areas:

Environment: Energy Consumption and GHGs, Materials Chemicals & Waste, Product End-of-life and Environmental Services & Advocacy
Labor & Human Rights: Employee Health & Safety Working Conditions, Career Management & Training and Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Ethics: Corruption and Responsible Information Management
Sustainable Procurement: Supplier Environmental Practices and Supplier Social Practices

In 2024, Egiss was awarded a Silver Medal, which followed our 2023 assessment, in which we were awarded a Bronze Medal.

Our ambition is to keep improving and strengthening our ESG efforts and focus on creating a sustainable supply chain together with our community of suppliers, employees, partners, and customers.

Because ESG is not an option for us. Our promise is that we will not settle until we are at the top of our industry and remain there.

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HP Amplify Partner

In 2023 Egiss was awarded the HP Amplify(TM) Impact Award, in recognition of our continuing commitment to Sustainability in every deal we do.

We will continue to focus on sustainability solutions in cooperation with customers, partners and industry leaders within this field even though we have reached the 5-star status of the innovative Impact program by HP.

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Lenovo 360 Circle

At Egiss, we are proud to be one of the founding lead partners of the Lenovo 360 Circle, focusing on climate change mitigation & value chain optimization on a global scale.

The Lenovo 360 Circle is an ESG community doing smart business together with a designated list of partners, representing global cooperation with a focus on climate change mitigation and value chain optimization.

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The 0-Mission

Egiss and The 0-Mission cooperate to accelerate the green transition. Via The 0-Mission, Egiss subscribes to solar power from a solar park in Vandel close to Vejle in Jutland, Denmark, to cover our electricity consumption.