WE TAKE GLOBAL GOALS SERIOUSLY
The sustainability areas also contribute to the Group working on parts of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG), which is part of Agenda 2030.
Circular material flows
The idea of a circular material flow (or recycling of material) arose in connection with Skrotfrag AB being founded in 1972. The company started by collecting scrapped cars and pressing them to be able to send to a fragmentation plant where the iron in the cars became new raw material. 45 years later, the view in society has changed and Skrotfrag AB is at the forefront of recycling iron (ferrous) and other metals (non ferrous) into renewable raw materials that are sent to various recipients such as smelters in Europe and Asia.
The material (scrap and vehicles) that comes to one of Skrotfrag AB's 23 branches in southern and central Sweden is collected from municipalities, companies and private individuals. The material is sorted, possibly cut into smaller pieces and if it is a vehicle, they are decontaminated before everything is sent on to one of Skrotfrag's two production facilities.
Read more about the global goals in the following paragraphs about how Skrotfrag AB is a partner in various sub-goals:
Skrotfrag works with and monitors that goal 8 is met:
8.5 – By 2030, achieve full and productive employment with decent working conditions for all women and men, including young people and people with disabilities, as well as equal pay for equal work.
8.8 – Protect workers' rights and promote a safe and secure working environment for all workers, including labor migrants, especially female migrants, and people in precarious employment.
Skills development is fundamental for all companies that want to be competitive in the long term. Scrap fragments are governed by various regulations regarding both education and skills. In 2017, a Group-wide survey was produced regarding what competencies are available, as well as expected needs. Through the GAP analysis, a training plan has been developed. One challenge is to continue to raise the competence and training levels at all branches in order to be competitive.
Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It can be, for example, asking for, offering or accepting a bribe with money or services. Corruption can also be bribery, money laundering, embezzlement and abuse of influence.
Scrap fragments are aware of the risk of irregularities in terms of improper benefits, bribes and corruption. Scrap Frag and its employees may never provide gifts, benefits or other unauthorized compensation in any form in relation to customers, suppliers, authorities or other decision makers for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. Cash handling has been removed at all branches, this also reduces the risk of robbery. The risk of bribery and corruption is considered low.
During the year, a purchasing and supplier policy was prepared as well as a code of conduct that describes Skrotfrag's positions on the issue. Active work with internal audits draws attention to any risk situations. Incidents must be reported to the CEO for further investigation and measures.