Senmatic’s contribution to UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015 all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 goals for sustainable development mark the most ambitious development agenda ever seen. It is centered around three dimensions: economic, social, and environmental, and act as action plan for people and planet.
The Horticulture Division at Senmatic primarily works with three of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
#2 – Zero Hunger
Targets 2.3 and 2.4
Our horticulture division delivers sustainable food technology solutions that support healthy, local production. The world population is increasing rapidly. At the same time, a third of all food produced annually is wasted.
We work to promote sustainable infrastructure, production, and consumption of food by developing intelligent technologies for food production. Our solutions for vertical farming push the limits and possibilities for local production, enabling better production possibilities for the increasing urban population.
#9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
On a corporate level, we work strategically with sustainable operations and effective production. We take actions to decrease our CO2 emissions and ensure minimal environmental footprint. We reduce our energy use by changing light sources to LED, have invested in a new central heating installation with heat pumps in replacement of gas, and have committed to bring down CO2e emissions from our vehicles. 42.99% of our total energy use in 2020 was sourced from sustainable energy sources.
#12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Targets 12.2 and 12.3
In our horticulture division we work to promote sustainable infrastructure, production, and consumption of food by developing intelligent technologies for food production. Our horticulture technologies support improvements in efficiency, while our LED fixtures and bio-mixers enable green and clean production.
We ensure effective control and regulation of commercial greenhouses e.g., to reduce waste heat, and are focused on future-proofing installations to match future demography and consumer demands. We do so by developing products that have a large degree of flexibility in relation to settings and use.
We have also adopted the UN Global Compact and a Code of Conduct
Senmatic’s owner, the Swedish industry group Indutrade, has adopted the UN Global Compact and has committed to work with the agreement’s 10 principles.
The UN Global Compact’s 10 principles revolve around responsibility in terms of human rights, labor rights, environment, and anti-corruption., and are thereby also applicable for how we operate our business at Senmatic.
In addition to the 10 principles, we have a Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is an expression of who we are and how we do business – both in our daily work and in our relationships with people in our operating environment, such as customers and subcontractors.