Creating a Sustainable Future
As part of the world’s leading hearing healthcare and technology group, Demant, EPOS is integrated in the Demant Sustainability Strategy and Framework and committed to contributing to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Our Approach to Sustainability
We work to strengthen sustainability in our operational practices and in the coming years, we have two main priorities in this regard. While these areas are the focus of our current sustainability strategy, we will continue to improve on other important areas of our business.
We strive to reduce packaging and waste, support production and sourcing of green energy and strive for ambitious emission reductions particularly in our use of transport. As part of the Demant Group, we are committed to the Science Based Targets initiative, committing to align climate targets with what is deemed necessary by science to meet the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement: to limit global warming to 1.5 C by reaching net-zero global carbon emissions by 2050.
Diversity and inclusion
We honour diversity and foster an unbiased and inclusive culture with equal opportunities. We have a focused approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), and to guide and steer our work, a global DE&I position paper has been introduced to form a policy and 2022 target-setting.
Our Sustainability Framework
Our Sustainability Framework provides an overview of the areas that are key to the EPOS Sustainability Strategy, and which Sustainability Development Goals we focus on as part of this. The direction we take for our sustainability work builds on a thorough assessment of the most important sustainability topics for EPOS and Demant, our stakeholders as well as our current and potential contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Connected to the core of our Sustainability Framework, we have four pillars in our sustainability work which mainly are linked to our operational practices. For each pillar, we are defining individual ambitions, projects and targets that will drive our continued progress.
Environment and Climate
We have a responsibility to leave the planet in good shape for the future generations to come. We are committed to the Science Based Targets initiative, committing to align climate targets and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
People and Culture
Our employees are our biggest strength and most valuable resource. We strive to create an engaging environment for our employees and their well-being is fundamental for our success.
Business Ethics and Governance
We comply with all rules and regulations, and it is important that we always conduct our business in an ethical manner. We believe that going further than what local laws prescribe can be necessary and have a positive effect on local governments and practices.
Society and Local Community
Our company is an important part of society, and it is imperative for us to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we operate. That means that we through the Demant Group share our resources, donate to purposeful causes, and engage in impactful projects around the world.