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.
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.
Sonova will drive...
reductions in its carbon footprint
optimization of its material use
reductions in waste
improvements in green product stewardship
reductions in its solvent use
reductions in its water consumption
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.