Corporate Responsibility at Sonova

Safeguarding the environment

Sonova makes an explicit commitment to continuously promote and pursue environmentally friendly practices throughout the entire lifecycle of its products and across all its business activities.

Environmental management 

Sonova has an established corporate environmental policy that supports our commitment to behave proactively and describes our environmental performance management organization and responsibilities, along with their relevant environmental aspects and other management approaches. It also states that we are committed to compliance and performance in line with relevant environmental regulations throughout the entire lifecycle of our products and across all of our business activities.

Sonova endeavors to continuously reduce its environmental impact by adopting all improvements that are technically and economically feasible, with a particular focus on the life cycle of our products and on reducing our group-wide carbon footprint. We insist on environmentally friendly business practices throughout our supply chain: we do not restrict our environmental standards to our own operations, but consider them equally crucial in selecting our suppliers.

Environmental commitments 

Sonova will drive...

Sonova reductions in carbon footprint

reductions in its carbon footprint

optimization of material use

optimization of its material use

reductions in waste

improvements in green product stewardship

improvements in green product stewardship

reductions in its solvent use

reductions in water consumption

reductions in its water consumption

green procurement assessments

green procurement assessments



Environmental objectives and targets

Sonova’s environmental program sets clearly defined targets. We continuously monitor and optimize environmental objectives and performance across the Group. During the past financial year, we developed new environmental five-year targets with 2017 as the base year and 2022 as the target year. 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.

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