Sustainability in Håndverksgruppen


Håndverksgruppen has assessed the company's sustainability impact throughout the whole value chain, as well as assessing the consequences of increased sustainability expectations, and other megatrends important to the group.

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Opportunities and risks relating to sustainability are then ranked according to relevance. From this, we have identified three areas as being relevant to us, as well as being central to our most important stakeholders.

1. We take care of each other and are an attractive workplace


We take responsibility for society, our employees and our suppliers. Only by establishing requirements, providing good training, and ensuring good focus at all stages, can our sustainability goals be reached.


In Håndverksgruppen, we have an external notification channel where the employees can report unwanted incidents in the workplace. You can find it here >

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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

HG wants to increase the number of young people and adults with relative experience and training who contribute to securing the HG School. Furthermore, we will employ apprentices and help with their development (4.4).

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Through its apprenticeship scheme, HG will contribute to reducing the number of unemployed young people (8.6), in addition to securing employment rights, safe workplaces, and preventing undeclared work (8.8).

Where are we at today and what are our goals?

95% → 100%

Share of companies approved
as learning companies.

6% → 10%

Share of apprentices of
total employees.

342 ansatte

graduated from our
HG Academy in 2022.

46 → 55

eNPS across all the
companies by 2030.

2. We will understand the climate impact of our operations, become climate neutral and promote a circular economy


The focus ins not just on being sustainable in terms of the environment and our climate impact; we must also be sustainable in terms of business ethics, in relation to our employees and generally with regards to the corporate governance of Håndverksgruppen.

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

HG will promote sustainable schemes for public procurement, in accordance with the policies and priorities of individual countries.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Our experts will advise customers to provide more sustainable solutions that will also accommodate the future climate.

Where are we at today and what are our goals?

40% → 100%

Share of companies certified
as Eco-Lighthouse.

10tkvm → 30tkvm

cut off from flooring for
recycling.

95% → 100%

Share of new vehicles which
are emission-free.

3. We govern our business in a responsible way


Grey areas are not acceptable, and we ensure that all laws and regulations are followed. Our employees are trained on ethical guidelines and we have clear procedures for reporting. Furthermore, we set the same standards for our suppliers and collaborators as we do for ourselves.

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

HG works to prevent undeclared work, safeguard workers’ rights and safe workplaces with a focus on HSE, ethical guidelines and effective reporting procedures.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

In order to strengthen partnership for sustainable development, HG will conduct interdisciplinary work with partners across interest groups.

Where are we at today and what are our goals?

54% → 100%

Share of employees completed
training in ethical guidelines.

10% → 100%

Share of suppliers presented with
our sustainability strategy.

2 → 10 samarbeid

with organizations that contribute
positive for the industry.

Sustainability in practical use

Read more about Håndverksgruppen's work with sustainability.

Would you like to learn more about how we work with sustainability?

Get in touch with our sustainability manager, Thomas Schwenke.

thomas@schwenke.no