Our ESG ambition

Our impact and contribution towards mitigating climate change are two-fold – through the solutions we sell and through the way we run our business.

We have one of the world’s strongest portfolios of components crucial to decarbonizing the three most emission-heavy sectors in the world - industry, transport, and buildings.

Therefore, we have a responsibility and a unique opportunity to help enable the green transition.

Through strong partnerships and bold investments, we will engineer solutions that help the world use energy in smarter, more efficient ways.

As a responsible business, we apply high standards and set stretch targets across climate, people, and environmental agendas, and ensure proper internal policies and practices.

By delivering the solutions needed to decarbonize the industries we serve as the core of our business, we can have a sustained and systemic impact. This is why our ESG ambition is to become our customers’ preferred decarbonization partner.

Our ESG step-change initiatives

ESG ambition on a strong foundation

To ensure that our ESG ambition and targets are met, we have established a solid ESG Governance and accountability structure.

The ultimate accountability of the ESG targets lies with the Group Executive Team who provide strategic guidance and approve targets. The key driver of the ESG agenda in the organization is the ESG Leadership Team with representatives from various corporate functions and segments. The team decides on initiatives and milestones for the ESG ambition execution, oversees the implementation of targets, and aligns cross-functional processes and communication.

We have established working groups and supporting workstreams for each of the step-change initiatives. The groups develop methodologies, metrics, and targets. They also monitor and report on the overall process of each step-change initiative. 

Materiality assessment

At Danfoss, we use best practice sustainability reporting standards to identify the most material issues. To ensure our ability to deliver long-term value to our customers and society, we apply the principle of double materiality and identify the environmental, social, and economic topics with the highest impact on the business. 

In 2021, we updated our materiality assessment and identified the ESG issues that are most critical to the organization. Ten key topics were identified as the most material issues to Danfoss, and served as a basis for establishing the key initiatives on Decarbonization, Circularity, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. These are areas where Danfoss can create positive impact at scale through our core business.
We built roadmaps and programs for the defined focus areas and clear governance structure to facilitate measurable progress in each of these areas and ensure proper alignment across the organization. The initiative guides our approach on ESG and our vision for the future.

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Our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

With sustainability at the core of our business, we continue to support and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our impact on the SDGs is two-fold. We are meeting many of the world's climate, urbanization, and food challenges with proven and reliable solutions. Driven by the power of an electrified society, and fueled by the opportunities of going digital, Danfoss is dedicated to engineering solutions that can unleash the potential of tomorrow.

We also see our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals through our business activities and the effort of aligning our business practices with current environmental and societal challenges.

For Danfoss, as a leader in technology and innovation, the SDGs create good business opportunities and generate space to make a positive impact in the societies around us.

Read about our impact to the Global Goals

Annual report 2023

Our integrated annual report provides a holistic view of Danfoss’ business, value drivers, strategy, governance, and performance. It combines key information on our financial, sustainability and ESG-related performance.

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