UN Global Goals
The member countries of the United Nations have adopted 17 global sustainable development goals that are to be achieved by 2030. Among other things, the goals are to contribute to ending extreme poverty, reducing inequality and injustice in the world, promoting peace and justice and combat climate change. Mekonomen Group’s operations contribute to and affect many goals and targets either directly or indirectly in the supply chain, for example. The goals we mainly affect the No. 7, 8 and 12.
UN Global Goal 7
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
The right maintenance and service of vehicles reduces energy consumption. For car owners, it is key to be able to service and repair their vehicles regardless of how they are powered.
We make it possible for car owners to service and repair their vehicles regardless of whether they run on fossil fuels, biofuels or electricity. By developing our products and services for the growing share of vehicles run on alternative fuels, we contribute to a transformation in society.
Internally, we work to reduce our energy use in premises and lower fuel consumption.
UN Global Goal 8
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Our overall goal is to develop with high profitability and thereby generate value growth for the shareholders. Good profitability means that we can continue to work and create jobs and contribute to society through e.g. the payment of taxes. As employers, we have a responsibility with regard to the terms of employment, working environment, gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Our operations are constantly developing and it is therefore of central important that our employees develop to be able to meet the customers’ needs and the expectations of our surroundings. We also invest resources in the training of future vehicle technicians to increase the supply of trained labour.
UN Global Goal 12
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
A properly maintained vehicle contributes to traffic safety and that the vehicle has as small an environmental impact as possible during its lifespan. Our operations entail the handling of chemicals. We take responsibility for the right marking and handling according to current legislation. The waste that arises in our value chain is sorted and recycled. We report to the authorities according to set requirements. We influence through our supply chain through, for example, proper payment and requirements with regard to human rights, terms of employment and environmental impact in the manufacturing process. In this respect, there is also a connection to Goal 8.