Coor, sustainability, environment

Environmental responsibility - ecological sustainability

Coor’s greatest opportunity to contribute to a better environment is to find ways to actively minimize the environmental impact of the assignments Coor conducts on behalf of customers. Coor works actively for a more sustainable and ecological development by taking responsibility for its operations and by serving as a green advisor to customers.

The Sustainability Policy sets the framework for the group's environmental work. Its objective is to continuously reduce the impact of operations on the external environment and to help customers with their environmental work. The environmental segments with the greatest environmental impact are CO2 emissions from energy consumption and transportation, waste management and the usage of hazardous chemicals.

Overall objective and strategy

Coor’s long-term objective for ecological sustainability is to work actively on reducing its own and its customers’ environmental impact. This is achieved by serving as green advisor to improve customers’ environmental performance and to actively reduce internal energy consumption and other environmental indicators.

Environmental sustainability efforts

Coor contributes to a more sustainable ecological environment by focusing on four areas: maintaining structured environmental work, reduce our own environmental impact, reducing customers' environmental impact and work actively to reduce customer´s energy consumption. Work within these focus areas is described in the yearly "Sustainability Review", and the outcome is also summarized in the table below.

Outcome 2015, indicators within environmental responsibility*


Outcome 2015

Maintain structured environmental work group-wide

ISO 14001 certification group-wide 1)

100 %

Reduce Coor´s environmental impact

Number of registered products in our chemical management systems 2)

2 893

Number of business trips by train or flight 3)

10 034

CO2 emissions from business trips and service cars (CO2 / ton) 3)

2 240,8

Vehicles: no. of vehicles 4)


Vehicles: average emissons from leased vehicles 5)

169 g/km

Coor´s national officies attaining Coor Green Services gold or silver level 6)


Contributing to improved environmental performance by customers

Average outcome after environmental audits conducted using Coor Green Services 7)


Cleaning: share of sites with less than 0,339 ml chemicals per square meter 8)


Work actively to reduce customers' energy consumption

Share of major energy improvement proposals reported 9)



*Data excluding the industrial services operations, which was sold in June 2015.

1) Coor has group-wide umbrella certification. All operations more than one year old are affiliated to the certification.
2) Coor uses a chemical system (iChemistry) in Sweden and Norway. The information is intended for product registration in this system.
3) Reported train and flight trips are business related trips registered in the group’s travel portal. Coor’s guidelines state that all business trips should be ordered via the portal.
4) Amount of leased company and service vehicles within Coor as of 31 December 2015.
5) Average emissions for leased service vehicles is adjusted for the acquisi-tion of the industrial service operations in June 2015.
6) In 2015, Coors head office in Kista and regional office in Gothenburg were rewarded Coor Green Services Gold and Silver. The other national officies would probably reach Silver standard, but were not reviewed in 2015. In 2016, all national officies will be reviewed.
7) Coor Green Services self-assessment should be conducted for major cus-tomers, and 86 sites were audited in the period April – September 2015.
8) Reported chemicals use in the Coor Green Services tool.
9) No. of improvement proposals designed to reduce customers’ energy con-sumption and reported using Coor’s system Actio.