Our Environment

Committing to Science-Based Targets

We take responsibility for our environmental impact and continually improve our environmental management and performance. Our environmental performance efforts contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12 and 13.

In 2022, we committed to setting science-based emissions reductions targets, and thereby joined leading companies around the world in setting targets in line with what climate science deems necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C. We screened our Scope 3 emissions and have identified emissions sources that need to be added to our Greenhouse Gas accounting. We are aware of the significant impact this will have as it can be expected that our full Scope 3 emissions will cover more than 90% of our total emissions. We are developing our emission reduction targets and will submit them to The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for validation in 2023.

Our Operations

We are Carbon Neutral for scope 1 and 2, and selected scope 3 emissions, and are actively working towards Net Zero operations.

Össur’s approach towards Carbon Neutral operations is to:

  • Reduce emissions by improving energy efficiency and source electricity from renewable energy sources.
  • Offset remaining emissions by supporting certified emissions reduction projects according to the highest market standard
  • Read and download our Carbon Reduction Plan Guidance document here.

Our Products

We are reducing the environmental impact of our products and services.

Responsible environmental management does not only apply to manufacturing and logistics, but also to what companies place on the market in the form of products and services. Throughout a product development phase, multiple decisions are taken that can affect the environmental impact of the company such as raw material choice, manufacturing methods, supply chain set-up and the choice of packaging methods and materials. Within Össur’s R&D department, the Environmentally Sustainable Solution project aims to reduce the environmental impacts of Össur’s products and packaging. This reflects the company’s commitment to contributing to UN Sustainable Goal 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production.

Our Supply Chain

We collaborate with our key suppliers in reducing their environmental impact.

We are aware that the majority of our emissions come from our supply chain and have focused our efforts on mapping our Scope 3 emission sources to establish a baseline. In 2022, preliminary calculations were conducted on the emissions from purchased raw materials, giving necessary insight into our ongoing efforts related to setting science-based targets. In 2023, we will establish an Össur Supplier Sustainability program with the aim of reducing the emissions from our supply chain.