Anticimex aims to be an industry leader in reducing the use of biocides, while at the same time improving security and safety in, amongst others, the health care, food and housing industries. A majority of the Group’s platforms are ISO-certified (ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001).
Since pest control takes place locally, most of the Group’s sustainability efforts are applied at a local level, in close cooperation with the local community and relevant public agencies. Consistent with the Anticimex Model, branch managers are responsible for the sustainability performance of their branch, and Platform Presidents are responsible for the sustainability performance of their platform. Governance, on the other hand, is initiated at Group-level and mainly regulated by Anticimex’s Code of Conduct. The Chief Operating Officer has been assigned the responsibility for the Group’s sustainability work and the process of integrating sustainability measures.
Anticimex’s sustainability work is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). (#_ftn2) Six of the UN goals have been designated as especially relevant for the Group, resulting in four focus areas:
Reducing the use of biocides – based on SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 15 (life on land)
Reducing carbon dioxide emissions – based on SDG 13 (climate action).
Being the preferred employer – based on SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
Promoting health and safety in the workplace – based on SDG 3 (good health and well-being).
The Group also tracks branch performance in accordance with certain KPIs that are aligned with the SDGs throughout the five focus areas.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals is a collection of 17 goals adopted by the UN in 2015 as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development