Sandvik has formed a council to oversee sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Australia and New Zealand.
The council will help drive initiatives in a number of key areas, including climate change, circularity, championing people, and fair play.
The initiatives will aim to help Sandvik achieve its 2030 sustainability goals as well as cement its status as a business leader within the fields of sustainability, diversity, and inclusion.
Sandvik’s Global 2030 Sustainability goals includes achieving more than 90 per cent circularity, halving CO2 emissions, approaching zero harm to people, and always doing the right thing.
Sandvik has also committed to set targets in the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), consistent with the Paris Agreement.
By joining the SBTi, Sandvik will seek to have its sustainability targets validated against science-based criteria.
The council has been made up of representatives from across the local organisation, including general manager for sustainability, marketing and communications, Kate Bills.
“The idea of the council is to help keep sustainability and DEI front of mind across all the different parts of the business,” Bills said.
“By pointing out the challenges, providing suggestions for how they can be solved, and celebrating successes, we hope to drive change that will benefit our staff, customers and wider society.”
“We believe being successful in business naturally goes hand in hand with being a leader in sustainability and diversity,” she continued.
“We look forward to our insights into these areas with customers and the community and making a real difference in the years to come.”