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Protecting the planet

We drive the transition to a resource-efficient and low-carbon future of our operations throughout the lifecycle of our products and services.

Protecting the planet

Our ESG commitments

We reduce greenhouse gas emissions relative to revenue by 50% compared to 2017 by 2022.1

We achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2021.

We assess the potential effects of climate change on Sonova and define actions to improve our climate resilience by 2021.

We reduce packaging waste by 20% vs. 2020 by 2023.

1Scope 1&2 + air-travel related Scope 3 emissions.

Initiatives and programs

Sonova has made an explicit commitment to continuously promote and pursue environmentally friendly practices throughout the whole lifecycle of its products and across all its business activities. We set the priorities and provide the resources needed to reduce our environmental impact through responsible, efficient management of our buildings and infrastructure, processes, products, and services. Our environmental policy supports Sonova’s commitment to environmentally proactive behavior and describes the company’s environmental management organization and responsibilities.

Environmental goals and targets

Sonova’s enhanced ESG Strategy, IntACT, sets ambitious targets that demonstrate our firm commitment to combating climate change and attaining environmental sustainability. Through energy savings and the transition to renewable energy, we will align our long-term carbon reduction targets with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) aim to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

Sonova’s environmental program sets clearly defined targets. We continuously monitor and optimize environmental objectives and performance across the Group. More information on the key environmental targets, current progress, and related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be found in the corresponding section of our Corporate Responsibility Report.