Elekta is committed to protecting the environment (including prevention of pollution). In order to minimize our negative environmental impact from the business operations, Elekta applies a structured management approach based on continuous improvement of the environmental performance, by setting targets, monitoring, measuring and evaluating impacts and risks. Management commitment and employee awareness are key features in our approach.
Elekta develops, uses and promotes environmentally friendly technology, products and services in its operations and throughout our value chain, and prioritizes suppliers and partners with similar objectives.
Elekta strives to set a good example to other stakeholders. Elekta also takes into consideration any environmental risks or negative environmental impact caused throughout the supply chain. We ask our suppliers to fully comply with applicable environmental legislation and set the same level of protection for the environment as we ask of ourselves (Supplier Code of Conduct).
Elekta's most material environmental aspects are:
- Waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) management, with the aim to minimize waste from our production through careful selection and, efficient use, of materials in products and packaging. This includes ensuring that an effective system is in place for handling, removing and disposing of waste.
- Increased circularity, with the aim to increase the lifespan of products and materials by refurbishing products, reusing components, reselling parts at their end of life and recycling materials to minimize wasted resources.
- Climate change mitigation and continuous reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, with generation of renewable energy whenever possible.
Other environmental aspects are continuously evaluated where relevant.