Self Assessment Workshop:  UN Sustainable Development Goals

Erwin Hasselbrinck, December 10, 2020
Erwin Hasselbrinck

sustainability-workshop

Sustainability is somewhat of a buzzword these days, so before we started talking about it, we wanted to take some time to understand what it meant to Airthings. The past year has been spent working on this, and now we are ready to present our plan to all of you! 

As leaders in indoor air quality space, with a focus on the health and wellbeing of homes and businesses alike, it is only natural to assume that sustainability is close to our hearts. In fact, in the last year, Airthings has been working on an ambitious project; creating a holistic sustainability strategy for its value chain.

In order to commit to a real plan of action, Airthings decided to join the UN Global Compact. This voluntary initiative aims to implement universal sustainability principles and align our operations and strategies. These include human rights, labor, environment, anti-corruption and advancing societal goals. In June 2020, Airthings was accepted into the prestigious UN Global Compact.

Our team of 12 sustainability ambassadors comprised of employees across departments, took the first step of starting an internal sustainability assessment.

Internal assessment

The purpose of our workshop was to create a holistic sustainability analysis for Airthings to embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals into Airthings' core business values.

During a three-day workshop, we analyzed the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on risk, impacts and opportunities.

We followed a participatory methodology process where we embedded the SDG as a framework to map the different impacts within the Airthings supply chain. We looked deep into our business model and found where our impacts would make the most difference. Then we were able to create direct actions and solutions using these impacts, opportunities and sustainability challenges.

Main outcomes

  • 3 assessment areas
  • 14 sustainability priorities
  • 53 challenges and opportunities

Our key sustainability goals

Sustainability graphics_Planet

PLANET

Sustainability graphics-Planet_CO2 Emissions Climate Change CO2e emissions - climate change
Sustainability graphics-Planet_Plastic and Recycling Projects Plastic & recycling projects
Sustainability graphics-Planet_Raw Material Sourcing Raw material
Sustainability graphics-Planet_Product Design and Lifecycle_ Product design & lifecycle
Sustainability graphics-Planet_Water Contaminants and Consumption Water contaminants & consumption
Sustainability graphics_Business_Ecosystem

BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM

Sustainability graphics-Business_Innovate for Circular Economy Innovate for a circular economy
Sustainability graphics-Business_Business Ethics and Govenance Business ethics & governance
Sustainability graphics-Business_Multiculturality Multiculturality
Sustainability graphics-Business_Data Security Data security
Sustainability graphics-Business_Corporate Social Responsability Projects Corporate social responsibility
Sustainability graphics_People

PEOPLE

Sustainability graphics-People_Employees Talents and Development Employee talent & development
Sustainability graphics-People_Employees Health, safety and Wellbeing Employees health, safety & wellbeing
Sustainability graphics-People_Equality Gap Equality gap
Sustainability graphics-People_Air Quality data fo Healthier Lifestyle Air quality data for healthier lifestyle

This is only the beginning of our sustainability journey. We were happy to see that we have been driven towards sustainable actions already. But this workshop helped us prioritize our efforts and push forward our values to dare to innovate, to love our planet and people, and focus on a sustainable future. We understand that our actions throughout our supply chain have an important impact on the health of our planet, but especially that our products and services can help achieve the UN Global Impact Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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