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A Sustainable Elof Hansson

The Environment

Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our own operations.

Our commitment

In a world facing unprecedented environmental challenges, the role of our industry in sustainable development has never been more crucial.

Elof Hansson recognizes the responsibility we bear in the preservation and stewardship of our planet’s vital resources.

Responsible sourcing

The forest plays a significant role for the planet and life beings. In order for us to continue benefiting from all the opportunities, we must manage it in a sustainable and responsibly manner.

Ensuring responsible sourcing is vital and a natural part of our work. Sustainable forestry helps preserve and protect animal habitats and plantations that do not contribute to habitat loss. We are committed to ensuring that our paper and pulp come from sustainably managed forests, therefore, we prioritze sourcing products from sustainably managed forests. For over a decade, Elof Hansson Trade has maintained traceability certifications like FSC® (FSC-C074512), PEFC (PEFC/05-37-289), and RCS standards. We prioritize clear requirements on our suppliers (Suppliers Guidelines) and Code of Conduct.

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Optimizing logistics

We recognize that as a company without its own production, one of our primary environmental impacts arises from our transportation and logistics operations. We move the majority of our goods via ocean transport, making this aspect of our business a focal point in our sustainability efforts. We aim to mitigate our impact on the marine ecosystems and CO2 emissions by actively ensuring that we are working with carriers that have sustainability as a top priority, challenging our carriers by questioning, requiring and jointly endeavoring to find solutions, as well as actively choosing not to work with shipping companies that do not meet our requirements.

Furthermore, we are committed to embracing modal transportation as an integral part of our logistics strategy. This approach not only enhances the efficiency of our supply chain but also significantly reduces carbon emissions. By seamlessly integrating sea, rail, and road transportation, we can optimize routes, decrease road transport, and further decrease our environmental impact.

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Minimizing climate impact

Mitigating climate change is a pressing global challenge. We recognize that our industry can have a significant carbon footprint. Even as a trading house without our own production, we still need to lower our energy consumption and carbon footprint, which mainly comes from the products and services we source, transportaion, travel, and our offices.

We always encourage the use of sustainable and carbon-efficient products that can reduce the carbon footprint and we work actively to reduce our footprint through, among other things, optimizing transportation and logistics, reducing waste and improving energy efficiency in our business and our properties. Through our properties and projects for example, we invest in the use of renewable energy sources to reduce carbon emissions.

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