Bringing people and nature closer together
We all feel the consequences that the climate change is bringing to our daily lives and realise that our behaviour has an impact on the environment. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy, simply because gardening is all about nature. As the leading gardening brand it is our responsibility to act consciously. Together with our consumers, customers and society we need to raise ambitions and act faster in response to the threat our planet is facing. We can only be successful together. As a company within the Husqvarna Group, GARDENA is involved in the group-wide sustainability program “Sustainovate”, which, as a strategic approach, is aimed at innovations that bring people and nature closer together.
Aligning with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
Through our engagement, we are supporting a wide range of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which demonstrate a 17-point plan for ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and protecting the planet up to 2030. Achieving these global goals requires significant effort at all levels of society, not least in business, which has a critical role to play as a change agent. At Husqvarna Group, our biggest contributions to the goals lie in reducing the negative impacts of operations, contributing to positive change along the value chain and engaging in society at large.
Our engagement for a better future
UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies to align their operations and strategies with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take actions that advance societal goals, such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
The science-based Targets initiative helps companies set targets in line with climate sience. These targets aim to provide companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
Business Ambition 1.5 °C
The Business Ambition 1.5 °C is an initiative of the UN Global Compact. The initiative calls on companies to do their part in limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C, which in turn requires them to set science-based emission targets.
Carbon Disclosure Project
CDP is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The system has been in operation for over 20 years.
Climate Leadership Coalition
The Climate Leadership Coalition is a non-profit climate business network in Europe. The members strive to be among the leaders of their respective fields in terms of climate change mitigation ambition. It supports climate leaders by sharing best practice, policy approaches and strategies and by participating in regional and global policy development.
Sustainovate – our sustainability program
This is Sustainovate – our plan to lead our industry in the shift to a resource-smart economy. Through Sustainovate, we are challenging ourselves and inspiring others to transform and are pioneering solutions for step-change efficiency and smarter use of resources.
Sustainovate captures three opportunities for change — Carbon, Circular and People — and three targets to 2025 that are driving the way we do business. They bring us opportunities to support the shift to a low-carbon energy mix, to pioneer ways to deliver great value to customers through circular economy solutions, and to inspire and engage our customers and employees to scale our positive impacts.