Sustainability is embedded into our strategy and throughout our organization. We apply our core company values, Honesty, Frugality and Courage, in our approach towards sustainability. We show courage in setting ambitious goals but at the same time we are honest about where we stand, acknowledge the challenges we face and what we can improve. We apply frugality by using resources efficiently and minimizing waste in our processes.
We provide products and services that contribute to good health, using responsible production methods and supporting climate action, while being a sponsor for inclusivity and transparency. We believe that sustainable growth is the only way to build a successful and responsible business for the beneﬁt of future generations. With our robust sustainability agenda, we capture our commitment under the theme of Responsible for Tomorrow®.
We have established an overall sustainability framework, which encompasses an ambitious environmental, social and governance agenda which have been group into three areas; Our Environment, Our People, and Our Business.
UN Sustainable Development Goals - Össur's Contribution
Össur has chosen six UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to contribute to, based on our sustainability commitment.
Össur’s largest impact on society is through innovative products, research activities and expertise in the field of Prosthetics and Bracing & Supports. We work with individuals, clinicians, and diverse communities around the world to support a better quality of life and to increase the mobility of millions of people.
Consequently, our greatest impact is on Goal 3, Good Health and Well-Being. Additionally, Össur contributes to Goal 5 on Gender Equality, Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13 on Climate Action, and Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Össur is committed to designing a product portfolio focused on the needs of amputees over the age of 65. Supporting this group of individuals will benefit society in multiple ways, as improved mobility allows for more independence, improved quality of life and likely reduces pressure on healthcare systems.
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Össur believes in the importance of diversity in its broadest sense. Gender equality is not only fair, it also makes economic sense to utilize the skills, strengths and knowledge of all Össur employees equally. Össur will continue to support and implement policies and practices that prevent gender-based discrimination.
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Össur is committed to offering attractive job opportunities and good working conditions worldwide, thereby stimulating the economy. We protect labor rights and emphasize safety in all our operations. For decades, we have promoted learning opportunities for our own employees as well as the larger O&P community, through the Össur Academy.
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Össur is actively working on reducing the environmental impact of our products. Analyzing the product lifecycle, from development, through production, use and disposal, enables us to make informed decisions on where to prioritize our efforts.
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Össur takes responsibility for our environmental impact and we are continually improving our environmental management performance. We have committed to setting science-based emissions reduction targets.
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Össur is committed to responsible business practices and making a meaningful contribution to peaceful and inclusive societies. We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to corruption and bribery, and we respect and support the rule of law. Our reporting is transparent, and we believe business ethics are fundamental for a global society to achieve sustainable development.