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Sustainability in Brunvoll

We consider trust, transparency, technology, digitalization, 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, and as a manufacturing company in Norway, continuous improvements in productivity have 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 to now. This has changed radically, and from 2021 we will quantify and report on material ESG topics. We will also commit to further improvements by stating and communicating our ESG ambitions. Therefore, we now launch our first sustainability report, welcoming the process that it has required us to go through: seeing our business from an ESG-perspective, measuring and collecting new sorts of data, putting new KPIs into operation and assuring alignment on our level of ambition.

Through the process of preparing our report, we have been seeing a potential for improvement on data and data quality on ESG topics from our value chain. Examples are emission data on transported goods, material consumption and social sustainability in our supply chain. We will work to improve on these throughout the year, and our ambition is a more complete scope 3 disclosure in our report for 2022.

Brunvoll value chain

1. Advise

We seek to guide our customers to the most 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.

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 life time, enabled by proper service and maintenance. Our ambition is predicative maintenance and remote diagnostics in all new systems.

5.2 Upgrade

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.