Climate & environment

This section describes Ragn-Sells’ environmental impact, how we manage related risks, and actions we take to decrease negative impact.

Changing the mindset in society from waste to resource is fundamental in making the world climate positive. Our conviction is that waste is a resource, where working both upstream and downstream is a prerequisite in creating circular material flows and maximising the value of resources. 

The way we operate, how we manage risks, what we offer our customers and how we innovate, are all important keys to managing our environmental impact. Ragn-Sells’ aim to keep society within the planetary boundaries through our business, this is clearly outlined in our business strategy.

Ragn-Sells long-term strategy supports the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. 

Our environmental goal is a reduction of our own carbon emissions with at least 50% by 2030 compared to baseline 2019. Added to this, the new circular innovations we implement together with our business partners will avoid further carbon emissions or enable the carbon to be stored somewhere else. This will create a positive climate impact and help us reach our goal of reducing our emissions. 

Our ambition for 2030 is to operate a sustainable, responsible, and climate-positive business where: 

  • The established waste hierarchy has been replaced by a resource principle that focuses on securing the availability of circular resources. 
  • Our inert landfills have developed into material banks.
  • Ragn-Sells has reduced the CO2e footprint from our operations and facilities in line with, or better than, the Paris agreement. 

Our progress will be reported and published annually in our Group Sustainability Report according to GRI standard. 

Read more in the following sections:
We take responsibility for the environment 
Climate benefit of material recycling