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Dvig standarda do leta 2030 Naš cilj je izboljšati kakovost življenja uporabnikov naših izdelkov – vedno z mislijo na trajnostni razvoj. To vizijo lahko uresničimo le z jasno osredotočenostjo na optimizacijo naših izdelkov in inovacije našega poslovanja. Naša glavna prednostna naloga je boj proti podnebnim spremembam, pri čemer se osredotočamo na krožnost naših izdelkov in poslovni razvoj.

Poleg tega, da smo sami delodajalci in proizvajalci, veliko naših izdelkov prihaja iz vzhodne Azije.

70 % izdelkov z okoljskim znakom

70 % zdelkov iz

Cilji trajnostnega razvoja v ABENI


Izračun vpliva izdelkov na okolje

Kozarček iz plastike PS

Ocene življenjskega cikla

Uvedba novih pakiranj

Papirnata embalaža pleničk Bambo Nature

Odpadki kot dragocen vir surovin

Tanjši izdelki pomenijo manj izpustov CO₂

Ohranjanje naših naravnih ekosistemov


Okoljska oznaka »EU Ecolabel«

ISO 13485

Certifikat je veliko več kot le kos papirja

ISO 14001

ISO 22716

ISO 50001

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Nagovor glavnega izvršnega direktorja

Materiality analysis

First steps to formalize the sustainability journey 28 representatives from ABENA's key departments are conducting a value scan to identify the positive and negative impact of ABENA across the entire value chain. Adoption of ABENA Sustainability Goals ABENA's Executive Committee approves a corporate commitment to achieve three climate goals and four SDGs by 2030.

Materiality analysis

GRI 3-2

Establishing ABENA’s 2030 commitments

The result of growth on this scale is a decentralized organization with many subsidiaries and organizations that are largely self-managed and operate independently. The data presented in this sustainability report is presented as Group data, covering all ABENA entities and subsidiaries included in the report (cf. GRI 2-2). We continue to work on the consolidation process and improve data in the year ahead.

Determination of material topics A materiality assessment is the result of

Management of material topics


It is also intended to protect the well-being of users of ABENA products and the people who produce them.



Continuing the sustainability momentum in 2022/2023

Priority overview: Environment

Climate change

Circular economy Adapt our product

Standards and ecolabels Improve the well-being of

Topic standard 302: Energy Being a large-scale manufacturer of

As this report is the first of its kind for ABENA, it was not possible to include all upstream and downstream categories of scope 3.

Direct GHG emissions Gross direct (Scope 1)

Energy indirect GHG emissions Energy indirect (Scope 2)

Topic standard 306: Waste

Waste generated, by composition in metric tons (t)

Data on the amount of waste and waste treatment are provided by contracted waste collectors.

Waste directed to disposal by disposal operation, in metric tons (t)

Material topics

Standards and ecolabels

Standards and ecolabels are our

Priority overview: Economic

Priority overview: Social

Economic performance

People and society

Economic performance ABENA’s positive financial situation

Topic standard 406


Topic standard 408: Child labor As a signatory to the UNGC ABENA monitors

Topic standard 409

We are also in close and continuous contact with our suppliers located in high-risk countries. This takes place via our local procurement offices and staff in the countries from which we source products.

Topic standard 414

Supplier social assessment Our supplier social assessments are mainly


General disclosures

Activities and governance

GRI 2-2 GRI 2-3 GRI 2-4 GRI 2-5

Organizational details

Entities included in the sustainability reporting

ABENA Asia Ltd.: ABENA Asia Ltd covers representative ABENA offices in Malaysia, India, Vietnam and Hong Kong. ABENA LLC is not included in this report as ABENA stopped all business activities in Russia for the time being.

Reporting period, frequency and contact point

Restatements of information This report is the first sustainability report

External assurance

Activities and workers

Activities, value chain, and other business relationships

Our business model rests on three sectors



Retail/private label

The representative offices have only a few back office employees, and the power consumption is estimated to be significantly less than 1% of the total ABENA consumption. Many of the products we supply to the healthcare sector can also be used in other industries. ABENA supplies self-produced and purchased products to the retail sector and as private label products.

For the retail sector, our products are mainly sold directly to end consumers or through B2B sales. All four production locations produce ABENA branded products and private label products for retail. The majority of the products we sell are produced in our own production facilities in Europe or imported from Asia.

Currently, direct distribution from ABENA's warehouses to end users only takes place to a limited extent. We aim to increase the share of our own end-user distribution in selected ABENA subsidiaries to control the last step of the supply chain. ABENA has numerous business relationships to achieve its business objectives in all parts of the value chain.

The consolidation process includes the centralization of finance, logistics, legal, IT, compliance and marketing departments. This means that from this date until the end of the reporting period on April 30, 2022, no goods were imported or exported to Russia.

Employees GRI 2-7 GRI 2-8

Due to the nature of our ownership structure (described in GRI 3-1), these business relationships are important for business development and not for shareholder interests. Business relationships include, but are not limited to suppliers of raw materials, suppliers of obtained products, suppliers of services, government entities, certification organizations, etc. The list of business partners regarding our impact on the economy, environment and people can be found in GRI 2-28.

We are proud to


GRI 2-10 GRI 2-11 GRI 2-12 GRI 2-13 GRI 2-14

Governance and the highest governance body

Role of the highest governance body in overseeing the management

Delegation of responsibility for managing impacts

The Sustainability Priorities Council meets every four weeks to make the strategies and framework changes necessary to ensure the implementation and progress of sustainability initiatives throughout our value chain. The Sustainability Priorities Council informs the Executive Committee of all progress and activities related to sustainability prior to the four annual executive meetings. The CSR & Quality Manager is – together with ABENA Global Supply's Sustainability Manager – responsible for promoting new initiatives and facilitating ideas for concrete solutions, keeping up-to-date on the latest legislation, educating employees in ABENA's sustainability commitments, training in the use of Cemasys and leading supervision of .

The purpose of the course is to create a common understanding of sustainability and explain the important role that everyone has in ensuring sustainable development.

Role of the highest governance body in sustainability reporting

Communication of critical concerns Securing safe and equal working conditions

Highest governance body performance, remuneration,

Strategy, policies and practices

GRI 2-24 GRI 2-25 GRI 2-26 GRI 2-27 GRI 2-28

Every year, ABENA completes a status report, which is published on the UNGC's website for the public to see. In addition to the UNGC, ABENA's entities meet various responsible business conduct obligations. Due to the ongoing centralization of ABENA's business functions and operations, as reported in GRI 3-1, our political commitments for responsible business conduct are still in the process of centralization.

Therefore, we have begun the initial process of creating a common policy document that brings together all of our commitments to responsible business conduct. This means that our due diligence work is focused on those countries where we source our products. Below are our main policy commitments divided into production configuration and resource configuration of ABENA, cf.

Our due diligence and remediation of potential non-conformities is mainly focused on our sourcing activities where we are. As part of the ongoing change in the organizational structure of ABENA, our ambition is to transfer the management of our UNGC commitment from ABENA Produktion A/S to ABENA Holding. Implementation of policy commitments Responsibility for implementation of policy commitments of ABENA Produktion A/S rests with the general manager.

The CSR and Quality Manager is responsible for integrating the political commitments into operational policies and procedures. This is done on the basis of input from internal and external audits and on recommendations from external certification bodies.

We have a

We do this on our intranet, through our global and local websites, in tenders and other sales materials, in supplier surveys and various marketing and communications materials.

ABENA Produktion A/S' CSR & Quality Manager carefully reviews the survey responses of prospective suppliers. In practice, this means that we have implemented measures to prevent any breach, in addition to our commitment to the UNGJC. ABENA A/S is the legal entity of ABENA's sourcing configuration and the company is responsible for all product sourcing for ABENA's global sales organizations.

As part of the ongoing change to ABENA's organizational structure, it is our ambition to transfer the amfori BSCI certificate from. We ask our sourcing suppliers to sign our Code of Conduct, which is based on amfori BSCI. As a result, our suppliers have been asked to re-sign and return the updated Code of Conduct.

In addition to political commitments related to our production and procurement settings, our corporate culture is guided by the ABENA Ethics Guidelines. The ethical guidelines primarily help to define expectations towards ABENA and its employees. Ethical guidelines guide us and help us focus on what we can and must do.

In addition, the Ethics Guidelines help employees understand what they can and should report if they become aware of any. The guidelines are approved by the ABENA CEO and are available on our global website.

Remidiation of negative impacts Our management approach for remediation

It is our ambition to train all employees in each ABENA subsidiary during the next reporting year.

We use independent management schemes

Our Code of Conduct requires suppliers to have complaints mechanisms in place where their staff can report any non-compliance. Because our products are manufactured in factories outside of our ownership structure, we do not have direct access to local personnel working in those factories. We are still physically present near the factories with local employees in local ABENA offices in the countries where we source our products.

Any cases of non-compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct will be resolved together with the supplier. Our philosophy is to focus primarily on recovery and improving working conditions, rather than on immediate termination of contracts for non-compliance. This is to ensure that working conditions are improved and conditions for employees in our supply chain are improved in the long term.

We monitor the effectiveness of our grievance mechanisms through close dialogue with our procurement suppliers, who inform us of any progress. The effectiveness is further tracked through amfori BSCI's online platform ("amfori Sustainability Platform") and through follow-up audits.

Mechanisms for seeking advice and raising concerns

Our employees have the opportunity to raise concerns about the work environment and/or unethical behavior with the Liaison and Work Environment Committee. The Liaison and Work Environment Committee addresses various topics related to maintaining a healthy, safe and respectful work environment. The subjects addressed in the Committee must be of a more practical day-to-day character than whistleblower reports.

One of the two members is appointed by the department's managing director, and the other member is a volunteer. As part of the audit process, senior management and employees are interviewed to demonstrate how we meet the criteria for the given certification. These interviews are by definition confidential, as they do not aim to test the individual employees, but rather ABENA as an employer.

The certifications are externally audited annually or upon request, as announced or unannounced, to provide a valid understanding of ABENA's products and management processes.

Compliance with laws and regulations

Stakeholder engagements

GRI 2-30

Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder engagement is an essential part

Collective bargaining agreements We recognize and respect the right to

GRI content index

Disclosures  Reference   Omission (part omitted, reason, explanation) The organization and its reporting practices

Activities and workers  GRI 2-6: Activities, value chain and other business relationships  Page 47

Disclosures  Reference   Omission (part omitted, reason, explanation)

Strategy, policies and practices

Stakeholder engagement

Disclosures  Reference   Omission (part omitted, reason, explanation) Material topic: Economic performance

Material topic: Climate change   GRI 302: Energy (2016)

Material topic: Circular economy   GRI 306: Waste (2020)

Material topic: Standards and ecolabels   N/A

Material topic: People and society GRI 406: Non-discrimination (2016)

Disclosures  Reference   Omission (part omitted, reason, explanation) GRI 409: Forced or compulsory labor (2016)

Data results

KPIs Results   2030 commitment Circular economy

People and society Number of own companies with SMETA or similar certification 1/23