Sustainability in Brunvoll
We consider trust, transparency, technology, digitalisation, and circularity as the great enablers towards a greener economy. Our ambition is to be in the forefront and take a position as an industry leader within sustainability.
With a proud and long history as a cornerstone company, contributing to the local community has been a major priority to Brunvoll. Our products have always been competing on reliability and energy efficiency. As a manufacturing company in a high-cost country, continuous improvement in productivity has been a necessity. Efforts made to maintain and enhance our competitiveness have rarely been made without an inherent positive effect on our ESG impact, but there has been little need to quantify these effects up until now. This has changed radically. Since 2021 we have been quantifying and reporting on material ESG topics. We have positive and negative impacts across our entire value chain, and we see both challenges and opportunities in the very much needed transition to a net zero economy.
Brunvoll value chain
1. Customer Collaboration
We listen to our customers and collaborate to offer energy efficient and durable solutions for current and future needs.
2. Materials and resources
We aim to source with minimal impact and increase recycled content of our input materials.
3. Manufacturing, assembly and testing
We aim to maximise resource efficiency and reduce waste.
4. Ship to customer
We aim to limit the use of trucks and rather use waterways if possible.
5. User phase
We belive in close interaction with customers after delivery to ensure long lifetime and optimised operation.
5.1 Service and maintenance
Our products are built for a long lifetime, enabled by proper service and maintenance. Our ambition is predictive maintenance and remote diagnostics in all new systems.
We seek product upgrades rather than replacement to meet new requirements.
5.3 Learn and advise
We use data-driven insight to provide better guidance and product development.
6. End of life
Our products are designed to outlive the vessel, and the potential for refurbishment and reuse is high. At end of life, the products can be recycled.
Our sustainability roadmap
In the next few years, we will see a change in sustainability reporting requirements. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will apply to us from January 1st 2025, with the first reporting to be done in 2026. We welcome all initiatives that aim to improve the quality and credibility of sustainability disclosure. To prepare for the new requirements, we have made a roadmap to visualise our plans for preparing and delivering both on reporting requirements and sustainability performance.
Placing our business at the right side of history - creating value for our stakeholders while chasing the goal of net zero.
Formalised our efforts and published our first Sustainability report (for 2021)
The first time we communicated our performance and ambitions within sustainability. Focus on employee wellbeing, materiality assessment, sustainability report and the Norwegian Transparency Act, while decreasing our direct emissions by 67 %.
Collecting and starting to report on carbon emissions for our value chain (Scope 3). Ensuring transparency in our supply chains (Norwegian Transparency Act)
Directing increased efforts into measure and manage our indirect emission from the value chain, enabling us to make informed choices when chasing emission reductions. In parallel, focus on our demands and expectations towards our partners in our Supplier Code of Conduct where supply chain transparency is core.
Set science-based emission reduction targets together with key business partners
Building on the work from 2023, we will set specific and science-based emissions reduction targets in 2024 – together with key business partners. Continued employee motivation and development efforts, and supply chain transparency.
Prepare for comprehensive reporting on sustainability (CSRD)
Working on our emission reductions, 2025 will be the year where we pay extra attention to preparing all the data and improving data quality on sustainability, ready to report on the CSRD for the financial year 2025.
2026 - 2030
Perform, improve and communicate on sustainability in line with ambitions and targets
Measuring, improving, and reporting on sustainability will take us on a path to significant emissions reductions by 2030. Decreasing our negative impacts while continuing to create value for customers, people and communities are top priorities.