Bergs’s operations, which encompass processing of wood in selected niches, are aimed at long-term value creation where environmental considerations, economic profitability, and social considerations work together. The goal is for products and services that are produced to be sustainable over the long term, and perceived to be so by the market and other stakeholders. The operations of the respective subsidiaries in the Group may not generate a negative impact or do harm under the EU’s environmental targets.
The areas of strategic focus within the strategy are measured and evaluated; these are
- Long-term profitability
- Responsible raw materials supply
- Resource-efficient, clean value chains
- A fossil fuel-free world
- Safe, equitable, and fair workplaces
- Lively local communities
- Core values and ethics
Central and decentralised
Bergs has its greatest impact on sustainability by being an active and responsible owner, where the various subsidiaries pursue their own sustainability initiatives while observing the Group’s overall strategy, targets, and KPIs.
There are fewer than ten persons at the Group level, and there are some 1,100 employees in the various subsidiaries, where all industrial operations are also pursued. The direct impact of the head office in the area of sustainability is therefore limited in comparison to that of the subsidiaries, but through active Board activities Bergs is a driver in and imposes stringent requirements on the development and compliance of its subsidiaries in this regard.
Long-term value is created by developing sustainable operations that consist primarily of wood raw materials from responsibly managed forests in the Baltic Sea region, where quality products with long service lives are manufactured for demanding customers at good levels of remuneration. Bergs is convinced that shared respect for the environment and our fellow human beings is a condition for positive development for the Group and our various stakeholders.
The various subsidiaries face different challenges and offer internationally leading products in areas that promote sustainable construction; ethical, cultural, and historical values; efficiency enhancement; safety; and a good work environment.