We commit to minimizing the use of natural resources and hazardous materials in the development and manufacture of our products.

Energy, CO2 and waste graph

Kongsberg Automotive is committed to minimizing the impact of our activities on the environment, as described in our Environment Policy. Considering the size and scope of our operations, we appreciate our responsibility to do our part in preserving the communities we call home by serving as active stewards of the environment. We seek to conserve whenever possible, and encourage others to do the same.

In fact, Kongsberg Automotive employees are empowered to reshape aspects of our operations to reduce the consumption of electricity, fuel, water and other resources. In doing so, our employees are implementing ideas to reduce operating costs and create alignment between our financial goals and reducing our environmental impact. This enables Kongsberg Automotive to be more competitive in an increasingly challenging business environment.

Energy & CO2 reduction efforts

Energy consumption data for electricity and burning of fossil fuels needed for production activities is collected. The target for 2015 was to decrease energy consumption by another 1.5% relative to total product sales; the result came out on the positive side. While energy use was essentially unchanged, output increased across the Group. The energy intensity decreased by 4%. Energy Intensity is measured as kilowatt hour used in production for every euro of total product sales.

Using UN Greenhouse Gas Calculators, KA Group’s 2015 CO2 emissions were calculated at approximately 45 metric tons for an annual decrease of 5%. The CO2 Emissions Intensity also decreased in 2015 to 41 metric tons of CO2/1M€ of total product sales, for a 9% reduction.

Waste reduction efforts

Pollution control is important to KA and the communities in which we operate. KA’s aim is to minimize the amount of waste sent to landills and the toxicity of waste requiring special treatment or disposal.

All units sought opportunities to reuse and recycle. In fact, 10 manufacturing
locations completely avoided disposal of waste materials in a landill and used alternative disposal options. As a result, we decreased both our absolute waste and our Waste Index by an impressive 30% when compared to 2014.

HSE, Group

Phil Walker, HSE Director, Group

Phone: +44 1268 535 753

Email: phil.walker@ka-group.com

Our guiding principles

Our guiding principles

We commit to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner
Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Community engagement

Community engagement

Our approach

Our approach

CR report

CR report