Sustainability in mind

Our ambition is to be the most sustainable spring and pressing company in the world. We know manufacturing has a major impact on our environment and this is why we are striving towards a more sustainable future and have set climate targets in-line with the Paris Agreement which are now validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Climate-related issues are high on the sustainability agenda for everyone, and we want to be transparent about the progress we are making across our whole value chain, including introducing lower carbon footprint products.

Sustainability focus

We are intelligently linking and analyzing data across all our global operations, benchmarking how sustainable we are today and setting milestones to shape greater sustainability for tomorrow.

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is becoming increasingly important. In 2021, to embed the ESG criteria into our group’s strategy, we surveyed our stakeholders to quantify the areas of sustainability we should focus on, develop and maintain. The results launched our roadmap to 2030.

Towards 2030

To achieve our sustainability ambitions with integrity, we need to ensure that sustainability is integrated efficiently across all our operations. To do this, we need to define how our business can collaborate with partners to bring about large-scale change in the sustainability space.

To be a better business for people and planet, we need to focus on our impact over a realistic duration.

Roadmap
towards 2030

We are on a sustainability journey. It started in 2012 and we have been focusing on different projects and initiatives ever since. We believe we are on the right track.

2012-2018
- High focus on energy efficiency & savings
- Committed to the principles of the UN Global Compact
- Climate Disclosure Progress Report (CDP)
- Code of Conduct Developed
- Sustainability accounting system developed
- First sustainability report (issued by Beijer Alma)
2019-2022
- First site with solar panels & investment
in biogas
- Updated sustainability goals
- Code of Conduct training
- Scope 3 reporting started
2023-2030
- Life cycle assessments
- EcoVadis assessment
- Greenhouse gas accounting full value chain
- Committing to science-based targets
- Climate reduction roadmap in place

How we are going to do it

We are finding solutions and we are making changes.

Our sustainability work is focused on five key areas:

Sustainability with high ambition

“We have taken a big step forward in our strategy to build a modern Lesjöfors, integrating sustainability as one of our core elements to show that we take the issue and the impact on people and planet very seriously. We believe this will not only strengthen our stakeholder relationships and market position, but also drive our own personal ambition and ultimately contribute to a better world in the future.”

Ola Tengroth
CEO Lesjöfors Group

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version 01// Lesjöfors commits to set science-based emission reduction target

We have committed to a climate reduction roadmap by setting emission reduction targets grounded in climate science through the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), in line with the Paris Agreement. We have sent in our near-term targets for 2030 and we’ve already started moving forward with our local reduction plan. These climate targets will minimise the GHG emissions throughout our value chain.

We began assessments of the climate impact throughout our value chain in 2021, analyzing our groups CO2 emissions in association with our use of raw materials – mainly across metals and plastics in our component manufacturing process.

version 02//Lesjöfors is preparing for science-based targets in line with the Paris agreement

Lesjöfors implements a wide range of measures to reduce the negative impact from our operations on the climate and to drive positive change. We have an ambitious sustainability strategy and climate action is one of our priorities. We have finalised our complete greenhouse gas accounting during 2022 and we have set a climate reduction roadmap towards 2030.  We focus our efforts on where they will have the greatest impact. Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy are made on a regular basis to further reduce our carbon dioxide emissions.

We follow and initiate dialogues with our suppliers about the sector development in the transport and steel industry. We are working to enhance our product development process, which takes place in close collaboration with customers, in order to clarify product life cycle perspective and climate footprint. Collaboration in the value chain is key for finding ways forward and we value supplier engagement to increase the share of recycled metals and lower greenhouse gas footprint metals in our products.

Lesjöfors gets validation of science-based targets in line with the Paris agreement

Lesjöfors implements a wide range of measures to reduce the negative impact from our operations on the climate and to drive positive change. We have an ambitious sustainability strategy and climate action is one of our priorities. We focus our efforts on where they will have the greatest impact. Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy are made on a regular basis to further reduce our carbon dioxide emissions.

In 2021 we began assessments of the climate impact throughout our value chain, analyzing our groups CO2 emissions in association with our use of raw materials. During 2022 we have finalized our complete greenhouse gas accounting.

We have committed to a climate reduction roadmap by setting emission reduction targets grounded in climate science through the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), in line with the Paris Agreement. Our near-term targets for 2030 have been submitted and we await validation. These climate targets will minimise the GHG emissions throughout our value chain. In addition, we have already started moving forward with our local reduction plan. 

Lesjöfors goes

Following and initiating dialogues with our suppliers regarding sector developments in the transport and steel industry is a key focus. Our efforts are directed towards improving our product development process, a collaborative effort with our customers, to provide clarity on product life cycle perspective and climate footprint. Collaboration in the value chain is key for finding ways forward and we value supplier engagement to increase the share of recycled metals and lower greenhouse gas footprint metals in our products.

We are calculating and mapping, following a cradle-to-gate approach across Scope 1 (direct emissions of energy or heat generated directly by the company and from the use of company facilities and vehicles) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions including purchased energy, steam and heat). These are the key areas we are focusing on first.  We have also started to more accurately map emissions in Scope 3 categories (upstream and downstream activities concerning our customers, suppliers and transport), examples of which include the purchasing of goods and raw materials, transportation and waste. These account for the largest share of emissions in our value chain.

We are calculating and mapping, following a cradle-to-gate approach across Scope 1 (direct emissions of energy or heat generated directly by the company and from the use of company facilities and vehicles) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions including purchased energy, steam and heat). These are the key areas we are focusing on first.  We have also started to more accurately map emissions in Scope 3 categories (upstream and downstream activities concerning our customers, suppliers and transport), examples of which include the purchasing of goods and raw materials, transportation and waste. These account for the largest share of emissions in our value chain.

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Gro Harlem (Brundtland Report, 1987)

Collaboration is key
to innovation

We have got a lot of work yet to do and partnerships are key to the successful implementation of our comprehensive sustainability program. By working together with our customers, suppliers, distributors, and energy producers we can develop new mutually beneficial opportunities for the climate and for each other.

We are on our way and this is the next phase of Lesjöfors’ significant investment in digitalization and automation, offering a connected industrial ecosystem that enables us to understand the carbon intensity and resource utilization, upstream and downstream, across our value chain.

Powering
sustainable solutions

From leaf springs in space satellites tracking climate data to gas springs in disability ramps to extension springs in electric generators for windmills and to compression springs for EV bikes and cars, our products power sustainable solutions.

Across the world’s power generation network, you have springs, pressings and wire forms sitting at the heart of sustainable solutions.

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Suspension Spring
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Gas spring
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Suspension Spring
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Extension Spring

Global Mind. Local Heart.

Evidencing our strategic sustainable actions and where we are on our roadmap, is just a small part of our transparency, showing the steps we are taking and where we are aiming towards. Explore our news section to see sustainable changes taking place across our operations.

Questions?
Get in Touch!

We are working together with so many partners and customers to discover new beneficial opportunities for our business and planet.

Our ambitions are supported by our sustainability team led by Anna Haesert, Head of Sustainability and Bianca Plankenhorn, Sustainability Manager.

If you would like to share our journey to a more sustainable future, please do not hesitate to get in touch at

Sustainability Team

Sustainability is about looking at the big picture and figuring out how we can contribute to a circular, sustainable society, monitoring technological developments around us, and valuing partnerships and collaboration. As Head of Sustainability, my role is to develop and accelerate the strategic focus on sustainability towards a full value chain and sustainable value proposition. Sustainability work is an important foundation for all Lesjöfors‘ operations, and we focus on areas where we can add value for our customers while ensuring that we take full responsibility for our impact. We as adults in today’s society have a role to play, both as representatives of our company selling our products and as individuals acting on the best available knowledge, listening to what science has to say and ensuring the best for the coming generations.

Anna Haesert
Head of Sustainability

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We are actively collaborating with our customers, suppliers and partners, striving to be the most sustainable spring and pressing company. We believe in transparency and accountability and that’s why we hold the partners in our value chain to the following set of standards. 

Whistleblowing

The corporate climate must be transparent, with a high level of business ethics. As such, we want to identify any potential irregularities at an early stage. Through our whistleblowing process, employees and stakeholders can report suspected unethical behaviour or illegalities safely and entirely anonymously.

This is a service run by our owner Beijer Alma.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lesjöfors works on sustainability to create value for customers and stakeholders. We help customers address climate issues and reduce their environmental impact. We develop components and services with a lifecycle perspective in close dialog with customers.

To drive customer value through sustainable springs & pressings solutions. Lesjöfors sustainability work is focused on five areas – sound business ethics and social commitment, more efficient use of resources, reduced climate impact, and a safe and stimulating work environment and innovation with sustainability in mind.

Lesjöfors is aware of how its operations affect people, society and the environment. We strive to create value that meets the needs and expectations of our stakeholders, while also taking into account the financial, environmental and social consequences of our actions. To do this, we conduct stakeholder and materiality analyses that follow the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which include applying a double materiality analysis and engaging in dialogs with key stakeholders.

You can reach our sustainability team on sustainability@lesjoforsab.com.