CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

We take responsibility - for our partners, employees, the society, and the environment

Environmental Benefits of Remanufacturing

At BORG Automotive we take responsibility; not only towards our partners but also towards the environment. We are proud to grow our business using a model that significantly reduces CO2 emissions. Remanufacturing is extending the product’s life span by bringing a defective product to the same standard, as it was when it was first manufactured, letting it undergo a process that aim to recover most of the material - without compromising the quality. Consequently, the environmental impact is also minimised.

Remanufacturing saves 79 percent of the energy used in manufacturing the original product

The Fraunhofer Insititute has calculated that remanufacturing saves up to 79 percent of the energy used when manufacturing an original product. The remanufacturing process reduces the energy consumption by removing the need to melt and re-melt for new products. Remanufacturing is a far gentler production process and has a leading role in the fight to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce the consumption of natural resources. Remanufacturing is a circular economy strategy; through remanufacturing numerous 'lives' are added to the product, instead of one-time use of products and waste of resources. Worldwide the energy saving of remanufacturing yearly corresponds to the same power generated by 8 nuclear plants or 16 million barrels of crude oil. The yearly material savings of remanufacturing corresponds to 14 million tons.

BORG Automotive – a major driving force in remanufacturing

70 years ago, the remanufacturing industry did not exist, and defect units were regarded as scrap. Metal could be re-melted for the steel industry, but all other materials were put into refuse dumps with other household appliances – at the risk of poisoning the ground water and damaging the environment.  Fortunately, much has changed, and we are proud that our way of doing business benefits a cleaner environment, and that BORG Automotive is a major driving force within the European remanufacturing industry.

Continuous improvement for a greener environment  

We work together with our partners to improve the climate conditions and we constantly strive to increase our reduction of CO2 emission and material consumption. As an example, we are cooperating with specific customers to reuse the boxes we use to ship the goods. As a part of the global recycling industry, it is natural for us to focus on continuous improvement of resources and energy consumption which supports the green profile of the company. Another example is cooperation with suppliers where they reduce the amount of packaging materials when shipping goods to us.

Benefits of Remanufacturing

  • Energy consumption is reduced: Compared to the manufacturing process, the energy consumption is reduced with up to 79 percent in the remanufacturing process
  • CO2 emissions are reduced: Because of the energy consumption, the CO2 emission is reduced in the remanufacturing process
  • Natural resources are reduced: Because of the numerous ‘lives’ that are added to the product, natural resources are reduced
  • Materials sent to scrap are reduced: The remanufacturing process reduces the amount of materials sent to scrap by keeping material in use for longer time
  • Part of a circular economy: Remanufacturing is a circular economy where resources are in a close loop in comparison to the linear economy where resources are consumed

Remanufacturing saves 79 percent
of the energy used in manufacturing
the original product

Sponsorships

Responsibility is one of our core values, and we take our social responsibility seriously. We want to make a positive contribution to the local as well as global community.

We support the local community

BORG Automotive is sponsoring HA85 – a local football club in Silkeborg, Denmark. Furthermore, we sponsor Silkeborg Sail Club, which, among other things, offer sailing courses in Silkeborg.

BORG Automotive Poland is sponsoring the pediatrics unit at the local hospital, the local fire brigade as well as a local orphanage.

BORG Automotive Poland has a cooperation with educational institutions in Poland; we provide financial support for new equipment, and proactively seek to help students with small projects, company visits, etc.

We support global organisations

Thanks to you, our partners, we can donate money to a charity organisation every year. Every Christmas since 2012, we have supported Doctors without Borders with a donation made in the name of our partners. Doctors without Borders is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it is needed the most; to people affected by conflicts, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.

Since 1971, Doctors without Borders has treated tens of millions of people, and today they are providing lifesaving medical care in more than 70 countries.

You can find more about Doctors without Borders here.

Thanks to you, our partners,
we can donate money to a
charity organization every year.

Corporate Governance

UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

BORG Automotive is a 100 % owned subsidiary of Schouw & Co. You can find our statement regarding the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 here.

 

Human Rights

BORG Automotive has full respect of countries sovereignty, and we are compliant with the rules and legislations in the countries we operate.

BORG Automotive is following the Human Rights in terms of our employees. We have in 2017 been actively working on integrating this deeper in our supply chain and have made an action plan for further progress. Our far-east suppliers can only be certified by signing a code of conduct, where they promise to comply with the Human Rights and UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. We will continuously ensure that all of our suppliers follow the Human Rights and UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Social Conditions

Responsibility is one our fundamental values, and it is in the company’s nature to focus on the wellbeing of our employees. We help our employees, if they are struck by illness or if they have a problematic familiar situation at home. We also do whatever we can to help if any of our employees are having problems with alcohol. We strive to include people with handicaps in our workforce, and are aware of our responsibility in the society.

 

Anti-corruption and Business Ethics

BORG Automotive does not accept bribery in any form, and we have a clear policy about this.

 

Whistleblower System

The Schouw & Co. Group's whistleblower system provides all employees, board members and business partners of the Group with a safe channel to report suspected criminal or unethical acts.

The whistleblower system may be used for reports concerning any Group company in any country. A report may be submitted in any language and you may choose to report anonymously.

The whistleblower system may not be used to make false accusations against others, and deliberately untrue information may not be reported.

We encourage you to provide your name in the report. Regardless of whether you do so or not, please open a secure post box. This makes it safer and easier for us to communicate.

All reports are treated strictly confidential.

Click here to enter the Schouw & Co. whistleblower system

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