Mycronic’s firm intention is to contribute to a clean, responsible and profitable electronics industry, and we’re dedicated to integrating sustainability into all parts of our operations and business. Our sustainability initiatives focus on the areas where Mycronic can make the greatest difference: by investing in sustainable innovation, supporting our partners in making electronics manufacturing sustainable, cutting our own CO2 emissions, and engaging in social sustainability and diversity.
Our impact as a supplier of production equipment
As a global supplier of production equipment to the electronics industry, Mycronic’s ambition is to act responsibly throughout the value chain. Our responsibility extends beyond our own operations and includes indirect impact that we bring about through business relationships with, for example, suppliers, distributors and customers. We have the greatest possibility to exert an influence in product development, manufacturing and sales, for example by putting innovation, diversity and equality high on the agenda. And through clear values and efficient procedures to ensure regulatory compliance, we create stable business relations and increase transparency and control in the sales process.
Commitment to globally agreed principles and goals
Mycronic is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, supporting its ten principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Our sustainability initiatives also have a clear link to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and contribute to the goals where the company has the greatest possibility of influencing development in a positive direction. We contribute both through our own accountability and by offering sustainable production solutions to customers.
Our goals for 2030
At the core of Mycronic’s sustainability strategy are three Group wide sustainability goals, set for 2030. The goals concern investing in sustainable innovations to support our customers in combating climate change and other environmental impacts, cutting CO2 emissions from our own operations, and increasing diversity and equality among our employees and in the communities where we operate.
By identifying new solutions and reducing the impact of delivered products, Mycronic aims to support customers in their efforts to minmize the environmental footprint from manufacturing.
Investments in the next generation of Mycronic’s solutions are mainly driven by market demand for feature-rich electronic products, enabling flexible use and meeting the demands of the fast-moving electronics industry. Sustainability is increasingly becoming an integral part of discussions with customers and compliance with stricter environmental regulations and other legal requirements is high on the agenda. In addition, Mycronic expects increasing demands to extend product lifetimes through easier maintenance and repair, as well as smarter decommissioning, dismantling and recycling possibilities. Innovation and development initiatives at Mycronic are driven in close partnership with our customers. As part of this, Mycronic is committed to contributing, within our sphere of influence, to a more sustainable electronics industry. We therefore aim to decrease the environmental impact from the use of our products in customer operations.
This focus area addresses the UN SDG goals 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and 12: Responsible consumption and production.
Reduce environmental impact
At Mycronic we work to reduce the environmental impact, not just in our operations but also during the product lifecycle. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint and our waste, as well as to avoid hazardous substances. Like all producing companies product quality is very important and has a direct link to the environmental impact. Insufficient product quality impacts the environment through increased use of resources such as material and energy.
Mycronic sites in Sweden (Mycronic AB) and China (Shenzhen Axxon Automation Co., Ltd) are certified to ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment) standards.
This focus area addresses the UN SDG goals 12: Responsible consumption and production and 13: Climate action.
WEEE - Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Mycronic AB recognizes the importance of the WEEE directive, and strongly supports the responsible disposal of products to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health and utilise natural resources prudently and rationally.
Mycronic AB supplies products Business to Business. All qualifying products are marked with the crossed out wheelie bin to encourage proper recycling of our products.
Recycling for Customers
For duly marked EEE Mycronic products sold by Mycronic in the European Union, Mycronic will arrange the responsible disposal of EEE products by professional recycling and take-back schemes. Recycling arrangements are country dependent. In most cases recycling costs are free of charge but a collection charge may apply. Please contact us for further information.
Non-European customers shall contact local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
As part of compliance with the WEEE Directive, Mycronic AB provides instructions on the safe disassembly of products to registered agencies responsible for the disassembly and recycling of Mycronic products. Please contact us for additional information.
To receive recycling information please contact your dealer. If you are a customer and want to know about recycling of a Mycronic product, or if you are a recycler/treatment facility wanting information on how to disassembly and recycle a Mycronic product, please contact us here.
At Mycronic our competent, innovative and passionate employees are the foundation for our sustainable business success. We strive to ensure continuous employee development and a safe and healthy work environment. Diversity is one of the corner stones in our work in order to be an attractive employer and mirror society. Equal pay for equal work includes all at Mycronic.
This focus area addresses the UN SDG goals 5: Gender equality and 8: Decent work and economic growth.
Our business shall be conducted in a responsible manner. All employees, agents, distributors and suppliers are obligated to follow the Mycronic code of conduct. It covers topics such as anti-corruption, labour rights, human rights, and environment. In addition suppliers have a separate supplier code of conduct. In event of a breach of the Mycronic code of conduct an external and anonymous whistle-blower service is in place to which observations can be reported.
Information security is of high importance to minimize business risk and we work hard to maintain a high standard. We continuously invest in IT-systems to safeguard us from any potential data breaches.
This focus area addresses the UN SDG goals 8: Decent work and economic growth and 16: Peace, Justice and strong institutions.