Fostering a sustainable planet

On Earth Day 2021, we reflect on our journey as we strive to realise our vision of a future where business, industry and humanity sustainably thrive.

The world is changing, and a dramatic shift is needed to tackle the environmental and social challenges of the 21st century. Now more than ever, sustainable business practices are critically important, and the need for innovative technology that helps minimise waste, lower CO2 emissions and combat climate change are priorities worth fighting for.

Hexagon acknowledges this responsibility and is focused on fostering a sustainable planet. We also recognise that sustainability must be cost-effective, or it’s not actually sustainable! That is why we embrace profit-driven goals that protect the environment while enabling us – and our customers – to thrive.

In the latest Sustainability Report, Hexagon shared our companywide commitment to maintaining high standards in all sustainability areas, as well as what steps we can take to reduce our environmental footprint. These important actions will also better meet customer requests, positively influence employee recruitment, promote diversity, generate savings and fuel the latest in innovative technology.

‘We’ve recently built strong internal momentum in our sustainability pursuit, launching our first companywide sustainability strategy and programme,’ says Ola Rollén, President and CEO of Hexagon. ‘The identified goals include significant reductions in our carbon footprint, better management and risk mitigation across our supply chain and gender balance improvements across our leadership positions.’

Driving Hexagon’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda is newly appointed Head of Sustainability, Maria Luthström, a veteran in sustainability initiatives who began her journey shortly after graduating from university.

‘I got the opportunity to work on a lot of sustainability projects, as well as lead them right out of school. This gave me experience in building sustainability programmes, actionable objectives, global reporting frameworks and corporate governances,’ says Luthström.

As the excitement surrounding Hexagon’s sustainability focus continues to grow, team members worldwide will unite in driving activities that increase energy efficiency in our facilities, reduce carbon emissions from business travel, focus on sustainability in our product designs, strengthen supplier audit processes and create an inclusive culture that attracts and retains diverse talent.

‘We already know there is a lot of passion out there surrounding sustainability in our organisation, and many of our employees are motivated to make a difference,’ says Luthström. ‘It’s so important that we incorporate sustainability into our strategy reviews and communications to keep the momentum going.’

The environmental challenges we currently face are unlike any that have come before – but together, we can be agents of change through innovative solutions and a shared passion to protect our planet.

Rebecca Paul-Martin

Rebecca Paul-Martin is the Corporate Communications Specialist for Hexagon AB, supporting public relations, content creation, and corporate programs. Rebecca has 10 years of experience in public relations, communications and marketing, with a strong background in retail, non-profit, and higher education. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Southeastern University and is based in Atlanta.