Employee welfare and environmental-friendly initiatives continue to be in focus for FREJA
FREJA is pleased to present our CSR report for 2019. In this report, we present the actions we have taken to improve our environmental impact and ensure employee welfare.
“In 2019, we reached our goal of recycling a minimum of 60% of the waste in Norway, and we completed the implementation of ISO 14001 in Finland as well. At 10,3% in 2019, we expect that our Swedish branches in 2020 will reach our group goal of a maximum of 10% when it comes to driving empty km”, Eric Clausen, QES Manager in FREJA explains.
To continue the journey for a better understanding of how our efforts support the environment and climate, we have structured the 2019 CSR report according to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as was the case in 2018. The SDGs provide a good framework for guidance and inspiration to areas on which companies and society can improve.
We must take responsibility
As one of the largest transport and logistics companies in the Nordic countries, we have a responsibility towards the environment when it comes to preserving and taking care of our planet. The transport industry is number two when it comes to CO2 emissions per year, only followed by the energy industry, and this is something that we are working hard to change for the better. Our company and our employees have an important role in society as we need to make sure the supply chains are running continuously, but we are well aware that our core business has a negative impact on the environment. For this reason, we feel obliged to come up with sustainable solutions that benefit both our customers and the environment.
Innovation and CSR goes hand in hand
We believe that we need to think innovatively to improve. Innovation has always been a part of our work and core values, and recently we decided to increase our focus on innovation in FREJA. In 2018, we established whiteboard meetings, and our innovation concept, Operations Driven Innovation, is being implemented in the organization. Innovation has become an integrated part of our work, and we strive to find innovative solutions in everything we do – whether it is creating innovative value propositions for customers or working with open innovation by teaming up with partners to reduce our CO2 footprint. Not only is innovation the focus point for SDG 9 that concerns industry, innovation, and infrastructure, we also consider it the basis for the rest of the SDGs we work with.
“I am proud of FREJA’s work with the SDGs. We have to keep improving, so we can continue to deliver new results and reach the goals we have set. Everyone in FREJA works hard to find new innovative ways to be more sustainable than we already are, and I am grateful for the effort all the FREJANS put in every day to become more environmental-friendly”, says Ulrik Rasmussen, Group CEO.