At Fredman, ensuring sustainable business practices is not only an opportunity but also the way we have operated since the start of our business. We consider social, economic, and environmental responsibility in all our operations.

The board of Fredman Group approves sustainability policies and, together with the executive team, oversees the implementation of sustainability practices. Our internal sustainability working group, led by the Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, leads, coordinates, and develops our work. A cross-functional team from various organizational functions is responsible for implementing plans and practical measures. Responsible behavior is integral to every Fredman employee’s work.

Highlights from 2023:

  • We calculated our carbon footprint: 25,018.99 CO2e (based on 2022 data)
  • High recycling rate in production: 83.4%, and achieved a new record in reducing mixed waste: only 10 kg accumulated
  • Record-high delivery reliability: 98.5%
  • Increased the proportion of recyclable and renewable raw material-based products to 53% (+12%)
  • Switched to FSC-certified raw material for Fredman’s own production filter bags
  • Revised our ethical guidelines, reinforcing our values: together, boldly, and responsibly
  • A year without accidents at our factory in Rauma

Since 2021, our sustainability efforts have focused on three essential themes for our operations: nurturing domestic work, responsible raw materials – respecting natural resources, and employee well-being.

We are currently (Spring 2024) developing a renewed sustainability program based on relevance and importance.

Sustainability agenda 2021-2024

We are committed to supporting three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are particularly relevant to our operations and stakeholders. These goals are aligned with the three main themes of our sustainability efforts.

SDG 8 – Decent and economic growth

SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production 

SDG 13 – Climate action

Our factory, the heart of our operations, is located in Rauma in Satakunta, Finland.

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