Our focus areas

We have identified 3 overall focus areas for the period 2020-2024, each with their own KPI’s and all related to the UN's SDGs. 

Every area is underpinned by our mantra of "doing good while doing business".

Sourcing Responsibility
Sourcing Responsibility

Through close cooperation with suppliers, we wish to contribute to enhancing our social responsibility. Our aim is to ensure that suppliers of goods and/or services operate in accordance with our company’s Code of Conduct.

   

Energy & Environment
Energy & Environment

Contributing to a sustainable approach for our environment in the way we engineer equipment, select suppliers, consume energy, handle waste and conduct logistics. All with efforts to reduce our overall CO₂ footprint.

      

Employees
Employees

Creating an inclusive workplace that is rewarding, safe, healthy and motivating for our employees, and in balance with the wider context of their lives.

     

Other initiatives
Green Electricity

Green Electricity

Denmark
All light fittings are changed to an intelligent LED light system (automatic switch-off etc.). During the reconstruction of the building, we focused on creating more natural daylight in the production – to some extent to save electrical lighting, but also to create a better working environment for our employees. We have registered a reduction in kWh of 16.1% due to these initiatives. Regarding heating installation, we have installed floor heating in the newly constructed part of the Administration, and in addition, we installed a type of aircon system that reuses the heating.

From January 2021 all our electricity will come from windmills as we have made an agreement with our supplier.

Holland
We have replaced all light fittings from ordinary neon tubes to LED tubes in the production and have also replaced with LED everywhere in the administration.

Italy
Our electricity supplier produces electricity from renewable energy sources (100% green energy) and which cooperates with the WWF in order to contribute to the CO2 emission reduction goals and to combat climate change.

Reduce the use of plastic

Reduce the use of plastic

We focus on reducing the use of single use plastic and in Denmark we have setup several initiatives. All deposable plastic such as cups, spoons etc. have been changed to a sustainable alternative. In our takeaway setup in the canteen sustainable material is used.

We use no plastic water bottles but encourage all employees to use tap water. As an alternative for meeting we use bottles from the supplier Postevand. They use only tap water from Funen, delivered in FSC certified cardboard, 100% BPA free and contain no phthalates or fluorescent substances.

Cradle-to-Cradle Print
A green strategy
Cradle-to-Cradle Print

In line with our Company Karma philosophy, we encourage new environmentally responsible and circular processes, securing a healthy world for future generations.

We made an overall decision in the fall of 2017 to print all future brochures on Cradle-to-Cradle Certified™ paper. This means that you turn over the pages of a guaranteed sustainably printed product, which is 100% biologically decomposable and totally free of any toxic chemicals and heavy metals. This also means that in producing our printed brochures, we have reused the resources from the earth in a natural circular process, leaving no harmful waste for the environment.

In other words, you could bury our brochures in your garden and even plant vegetables on top without damaging the environment or your health. The paper and ink are so clean it can be eaten!

 

ReFood
No waste - turning our organic waste into biogas.
ReFood

At the beginning of June 2018, The SANOVO TECHNONLOGY GROUP headquarter began to collect and recycle organic waste from the canteen with the help of DAKA ReFood. Organic waste from the production (liquid egg and food from the spray drying test center) had already been collected by DAKA refood since May 2017, however, now organic waste from the canteen is included in the weekly collection.

Once a week ReFood's staff collect the provided bins. The food waste is then used in the production of natural fertilizer and biogas, which is a green alternative to letting the waste incinerate.

In 2019 DAKA ReFood has helped us recycle 10.725 kg of waste. This is nutrition enough to manure 16.338 kg carrots, reducing emissions by 7.138 kg Co2, or 336 days to heating up an average household.

Cafe Karma
The canteen at our headquaters
Cafe Karma

We are happy to be able to offer our employees a good and healthy meal for lunch, and see this as a huge benefit for all.

In accordance with our Company Karma philosophy, our Kitchen Chef will focus on a reduction of food waste and including organic food. We have received a bronze food certificate, which means that 30-60% of all ingredients used are organic.