MilDef’s Contribution to Sustainable Development

MilDef Group AB strives to contribute to sustainable development and adheres to the global sustainability goals defined by the UN. MilDef supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. The company constantly works to make the UN Global Compact and its principles a part of its corporate strategy, culture, and daily operations and to engage in collaborative projects that promote the UN’s broader development goals, especially the goals for sustainable development. Since 2021, MilDef has been a member and supports the UN Global Compact and its ten principles.

MilDef has chosen to work systematically on sustainability to maximize its contribution. There are several different international guidelines to support this work. In 2022, the company began its work to integrate ISO 26000, a guiding ISO standard on social responsibility and corporate social responsibility, into its existing combined management system. This focused work being carried out now and in the future is the biggest change in sustainability work in 2022.

In addition to the organization’s social responsibility according to ISO 26000:2010, MilDef also works with environmental management systems according to ISO 14001:2015, quality management systems according to ISO 9001:2015, and occupational health and safety management systems according to ISO 45001:2018, which the company is also certified against.

Based on MilDef’s stakeholder groups, the goals and sub-goals where the company has both a positive and negative impact were mapped. The goals that MilDef has chosen to work on based on the conducted maximization analysis are:

We want to be the best place to work.

This is achieved by nurturing an environment where our people can grow, develop themselves, and reach their personal goals. Together we ensure a fun, stimulating workplace where we all thrive; something that enables long sustainable careers in MilDef.

Goal: Increase equality
SDG: 5.5

Resource efficiency

We want to constantly develop our ability to create first-class and sustainable products. This includes finding smarter solutions for resource management to switch to a more circular society

Goal: Green electricity
SDG: 7.2

Digitalize the world

Through local manufacturing we increase our competitive edge while helping our customers improve their security of supply, and at the same time providing career opportunities in our customer countries.

Goal: Increase growth rate
SDG: 8.2

Respect human rights

MilDef commits to respect human rights, which means to avoid infringing on the human rights of others and to address impacts where they may occur.

Goal: Zero discrimination
SDG: 10.3

Sustainable production

Through proactive R&D we increase the competitiveness of our portfolio. This means efforts to increase intelligence in systems, reduce lead times, improve reusability, reach better scalability, add new capabilities, and more. We strive to secure patents for our unique solutions.

Goal: Reduce waste
SDG: 12.5

Sustainability all the way

We want to take responsibility for ensuring that our entire value chain is sustainable, both upstream and downstream. We will especially take our responsibility in those parts of the value chain where we can do the most good.

Goal: Zero corruption
SDG: 16.5