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 to ensure that goal 5 works within the group:
5.1 – Eliminate all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
In order to be able to meet the goals, it has e.g. a decided that employee interviews and safety rounds should be carried out by the manager to raise the issues of working conditions, here the question is also discussed how we can make use of the knowledge that exists in the organization and how each individual wishes to develop. A wage survey was conducted in 2017 and it shows that there is no gender-based wage discrimination. Skrotfrag has staff with backgrounds from several countries and sees this as enriching.
The company has 116 employees, of which 19 are women and 97 men. In the various positions, the distribution is as follows:
- Men 67%
- Women 33%
- Men 100%
- Women 0%
Branch manager "small"
- Men 100%
- Women 0%
- Men 82%
- Women 18%
- Men 84%
- Women 16%
The compilation shows that there is an unequal distribution between the sexes. However, it is gratifying that the percentage of women has increased from the previous survey. In 2014, the proportion was 13 % women and 87 % men. In 2017, the proportion is 16 % women and 84 % men. One challenge is to continue striving to get a workforce that increasingly reflects the population, not least by continuing to invest in recruiting female employees to our farms.