Sustainability: Our everyday commitment
Sustainability for ASI Automatikk
– A commitment to environmental responsibility
From a sustainable business standpoint, we continuously strive to implement various measures to reduce our carbon footprint and conserve resources. This includes adopting energy-efficient technologies in our business processes and employing eco-friendly components whenever possible.
One of the aspects of our approach to sustainability and CSR is our transparency and accountability. We regularly communicate our progress, goals, and challenges in these areas to our stakeholders, including customers, investors and employees. By doing so, we invite collaboration and feedback, reinforcing our commitment to continuous improvement.
Furthermore, we recognize that sustainability and CSR are not static concepts but dynamic pursuits that require constant evolution. We explore ways to enhance the circularity of our solutions, and stays abreast of evolving sustainability frameworks and industry best practices.
We understand that the challenges we are faced with today require collective efforts and a firm commitment to sustainable practices. That’s why we strive to integrate sustainability and the UN Development Goals into every facet of our everyday work. By focusing on reducing our environmental impact, contributing positively to communities, and fostering a culture of responsibility, we are not only securing our own long-term viability but also demonstrating leadership in a world where these values are becoming increasingly important to customers, investors, and society at large.
If you want to see a complete overview of all important information about our compliance with regulatory requirements and sustainability standards, you can visit our Sustainability Profile at IntegrityNext.
Sustainability for Addtech
Addtech’s focus areas and goals
As a part of Addtech Group, we follow Addtech’s 2030 goals, and their three focus areas which indicate their ambition and direction.
Read more about Sustainability for Addtech.
Science based targets
Addtech has for several years worked with integrating climate reducing activities that supports our 2030 targets. We have also committed to Science Based Targets for our Group and we have set a target to be climate neutral for our own operation (scope 1 & 2) by 2030 and to set a roadmap for being climate neutral according scope 1,2 and 3, no later than 2050.
– Addtech (www.addtech.com)
Addressing UN Development Goals
Our commitment to sustainability aligns with several of the United Nations Development Goals:
- SDG 3: Good health and well-being
We contribute to SDG 3 by delivering components to a range of industrial sectors that provide different health services. Our components are used in medical equipment such as hospital beds, imaging diagnostics and intensive care. For mobility and rehab, our components can be found in fitness equipment, prostheses and wheelchairs.
- SDG 4: Quality education
With our suppliers, we deliver components for education in school and universities, as well as components that can contribute to facilitation of teaching.
- SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
By delivering components for water treatment plants, we contribute to SDG 6 for clean water and sanitation. Read an example where components we deliver have been used in water treatment plants here.
- SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
Our components are used in photovoltaic power stations/solar parks, and they contribute to durable energy.
- SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Through our suppliers, we continually innovate in our product development processes, incorporating the latest advancements in technology and materials to create efficient and sustainable solutions.
We deliver components with long service life for example in factory automation such as compontents for packaging machines, food proscessing and gantry machines.
- SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Our work contribute to sustainable cities and communities by, among other things, providing components for efficient and sustainable waste management equipment.
- SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
By focusing on durability and quality, we promote responsible consumption patterns and contribute to reducing waste generation. Moreover, our components are used in pawn machines and recycling, which is significant to achieve and maintain responsible consumtion and production.
- SDG 13: Climate action
We contribute to SDG 13 by delivering components within sustainable electrification, for example in shore power supply, charging stations and passenger transport. We also offer lubrication-free plastic components, which is a better option for the environment. Read more about this here.
- SDG 12: Life below water
Fish processing, aquaculture and fish farming are among industries we supply solutions to. One of our customers has used our components to build a robot that protects the oceans from contamination while washing and sandblasting surfaces of vessels and offshore platforms. Learn more about this project here.
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Our collaborations with like-minded suppliers and engagement with the broader community underscore our commitment to building partnerships that drive sustainable development.
– Motion plastics from our supplier igus®
Long service life
With great recistance against wear, corrosion and dirt, igus’ polymers have longer service life, and don’t have to be replaced often. We can also calculate our components service life.
Compared to steel, our plastic components are lighter, and therefore saves weight and energy. In an airplane, this amounts to about 4 kg if iglidur plain bearings are used insted of metal-rolled bearings, which again has a positiv impact on kerosene consumption¹.
Tribologically optimised polymers that have low friction and weight ensures that less drive energy has to be used to move a machine part in an application.
Instead of having to replace the entire application, our exchange bearings from igus conserves resources, which results in lower costs.
igus has developed a standard plain bearing that can be used universally: iglidur N54. This bearing consists to 54% of renewable raw materials.
Driving Sustainability Excellence – ISO 14001:2015 & 9001:2015
At ASI Automatikk AS, our commitment to sustainability goes beyond mere words – it’s embedded in our core values and operations. We are proud to hold ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications, which not only reflect our dedication to quality and environmental management but also emphasize our role in achieving the UN Development Goals.
ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management
Our ISO 14001:2015 certification is a testament to our rigorous approach to environmental management. This standard provides a framework for organizations to systematically manage their environmental impact. At ASI Automatikk AS, this means that:
- Environmental Responsibility: We prioritize reducing our environmental footprint through efficient resource management, waste reduction, and pollution prevention.
- Continuous Improvement: We are committed to a cycle of continuous improvement in our environmental performance. Regular assessments and audits help us identify areas for enhancement and innovation.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Our ISO 14001:2015 certification underscores our commitment to engaging with stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and the community, to address environmental concerns collectively.
ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management
The ISO 9001:2015 certification emphasizes our dedication to delivering high-quality products and services that exceed customer expectations.
This certification represents:
- Quality Excellence: ASI Automatikk AS maintains a robust quality management system that ensures consistent, reliable, and superior products for our customers.
- Customer Focus: Our ISO 9001:2015 certification demonstrates our unwavering commitment to understanding and meeting customer needs. We strive to provide solutions that not only fulfill expectations but also add value.
- Continuous Improvement: Just as in environmental management, ISO 9001:2015 encourages us to continuously enhance our processes, which leads to better products, streamlined operations, and greater customer satisfaction.
The Significance of ISO Certifications
By holding ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications, we are more than just a distributor; we are a responsible and reliable partner in sustainability and quality. These certifications represent our dedication to:
› Operational Excellence: ISO standards guide us in adopting best practices, minimizing errors, and ensuring that our products and processes meet the highest standards.
› Global Standards: Our certifications align us with internationally recognized benchmarks for environmental and quality management, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and accountability.
› Sustainable Development: Through ISO 14001:2015, we uphold our role in sustainable development by minimizing our ecological impact and driving positive change.
› Customer Confidence: ISO 9001:2015 reassures our customers that we are focused on delivering products and services that consistently meet their requirements and exceed their expectations.
Incorporating ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 into our operations, along with our alignment with the UN Development Goals, amplifies our holistic approach to business. With these certifications, ASI Automatikk AS sets the bar high for sustainability, quality and responsible business practices.