Bang & Olufsen x Sustainability
Environmental and climate impact
We are committed to minimise the adverse impact on the environment and climate from our own operations and supply chain as well as to continue to reduce the environmental footprint of our products during their entire lifecycle.
We are on a journey to optimise our packaging design in order to reduce the environmental impact and increase resource efficiency, while never compromising the user and brand experience. Packaging fulfils the very practical function of protecting our products on their journey from production, to retail and finally ending up in the hands of users in pristine condition. Based on a MECO-analysis (Material, Energy, Chemicals, Other) of archetypes within our own packaging design system, we have identified hotspots for improvement. It has been our focus to look at the full system from the material extraction, manufacturing, transportation, use and end of life in order to get the full picture of the situation. Based on these findings we have developed a sustainable packaging strategy to improve our packaging, and the first product where our new sustainable packaging has been implemented has just reached the market.
Resource efficient operations
Energy consumption in the production process is a large contributor to the company's environmental and climate impact. The company strives to run a sustainable production, which includes reducing the energy consumed in the company's facilities. Long-term, Bang & Olufsen is committed to working towards climate neutral operations. The target for 2018/19 was to reduce CO2 emissions by 5%. In 2018/19, Bang & Olufsen invested in several new initiatives to optimise and adapt the energy consumption in the company’s building portfolio. This included changing the source of lighting to LED in buildings and training in the use of lighting in the production line, among other things. The energy savings generated from the various energy-efficiency projects implemented amounted to a reduction of 275 tonnes CO2, a reduction of 6.5%, and the 2018/19 goal was therefore accomplished.
Read more about the different focus areas of our sustainability work