Our focus on sustainability also obliges everyone in our company to ensure not only that we are a financially successful business, but that we generate our profits in a socially and environmentally sound way.
With our long experience in the proper handling of environmental aspects and the working environment, it was a natural course for us to obtain certifications to prove it. We are proud to announce that we have obtained both ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 45001 (working environment) certification.
Sustainability Report from AddLife
Holm & Halby is also part of the Swedish AddLife group, which has selected three focus areas for the group, including Holm & Halby.
- Responsible producer and distributor
- Responsible employer
- Responsible market participant
AddLife publishes an annual "Sustainability Report" which can be downloaded here (AddLife Website)
Focus on “Responsible consumption and production”
It is obvious for us to focus particularly on global goal 12 “Responsible consumption and production” as this is an area in which our type of company can make the biggest difference. “Responsible consumption and production” include aspects of a product’s life from cradle to grave – an area in which we offer advice and support in the proper handling in all product phases.
A product’s life cycle:
The illustration below shows how we offer services throughout every product phase, the aim being to ensure the freezer can remain in use for the longest possible time with minimum consumption throughout its service life – and that it is subsequently disposed of properly. To do so, we must focus on areas that are not always thought of as being part of sustainability, e.g. proper use and proper ongoing maintenance.
For example, when we select freezers for our product range, we look for best overall performance in terms of number of tests in relation to consumption – we offer advice on the best location of the freezer to achieve the best energy use and optimum service life. We have courses in proper maintenance for companies that do not purchase these services from us. If the freezer needs to be repaired, this must be done in a legally correct manner by a certified technician to avoid pollution from refrigerant gases – and finally, when the freezer is to be disposed of, it is important for the product’s total environmental footprint that this is done in compliance with the Elretur responsibilities.
This means that you can always contact one of Holm & Halby’s product specialists or technicians for advice about increased sustainability for your current or future products; we already have experience with integrating your sustainable product from cradle to grave – and this will allow you carry on with your daily work, yet at a much lower resource consumption.