Sustainability in practice

We take on the challenge of a more sustainable world

At Wibax, sustainability is not a separate activity but something that should permeate all parts of our business. That is why we are actively working with improvement areas within the three sustainability aspects of economic, social and environmental sustainability. 

Sustainability Report

Since 2017, we have produced an annual sustainability report that describes the group’s work for Good Chemistry from governance to practical implementation.

Our sustainability process

Wibax’ goal management model is based on our core values, which should permeate both our daily operational work and our strategic goal management work.

Goal management is divided into six focus areas; brand, financial efficiency, growth, environmental sustainability, employees and safety. Each focus area in turn has one or more strategic goals that indicate what we must achieve. These, in turn, result in a number of key activities that show the direction to go, in order to achieve the goals.

In order to foster participation and forward thinking, it is of great importance that the entire group is involved in the goal management work. The goals are set at both group level, company level and departmental level.

Greenhouse gas inventory

Since 2020, a greenhouse gas inventory of our operations has been carried out. In 2020, the inventory only covered Wibax Group’s Swedish operations. Since 2021, our Finnish and Estonian operations are also included, and 2021 is thus our new base year. 

The greenhouse gas inventory is made according to the GHG Protocol, which is an international standard for greenhouse gas inventory. It enables a clearer follow-up of our greenhouse gas emissions and provides a better basis for which focus areas are important to reach our sustainability goals of reducing the total fossil CO2 footprint. 

The latest greenhouse gas inventory is summarised in English in the GHG Inventory Report Synopsis 2023 .

More activities linked to sustainability

Health and wellness work

 To promote good health and well-being in the workplace, Wibax has an active wellness programme where we offer wellness grants and carry out joint wellness activities with a focus on habits and lifestyle. The wellness program changes every year with different types of activities.

Tap water certification

We have tap water certified our head office in Piteå,  a national sustainability label. Tap water is better for the environment than packaged water, is always locally produced and has an energy-efficient distribution.

Safety campaign

In 2023, we introduced a safety campaign with quarterly themes. The aim is to highlight and actively work with the theme during the quarter. The campaign will continue on an ongoing basis to create an even stronger safety culture.

Employee survey

In order to continue to develop and improve as an organisation and employer, the views of our employees are very important to us. At the beginning of each year, we conduct an employee survey to learn more about our employees’ experiences of team effectiveness, leadership, commitment, and the organisational and social work environment. Each working group draws up an action plan to work with the results.

Tyre agreement & High load weight

We have a tyre agreement with Michelin which means that our fuel consumption and thus our total CO2 impact is reduced. The tyres are used optimally so that they last longer, roll more easily and provide a good grip for safe transport. Pattern-cut tyres result in an average of 25 percent more mileage and mean a roughly 25 percent reduction in rolling resistance.

Wibax works to have a vehicle fleet with a high load weight. Higher total weight and thus load weight results in lower CO2 emissions per transported tonne.

Facilitator of the Year

Piteå Business Awards instituted a new award in 2023, Facilitator of the Year. Here at Wibax, we are both responsible for developing the award, and for awarding it. The criteria for nomination are that the business must promote innovative thinking and actively work with efforts that lead to inclusion and non-discrimination. In addition, the business must be an enabler in diversity, in a way that leads to better skills supply.