Resurs must strive for sustainable development and to reduce its climate and environmental impact. The negative environmental impact created by the business is primarily caused by business travel and the use of company cars, as well as purchased energy from fossil sources. Making more active choices enables a gradual reduction in CO2 emissions.

As a guideline, it is appropriate to use of the energy mix that is available in each country and, to the greatest extent possible, to choose renewable electricity. The objective is for all electricity used in the Group to come from renewable sources. For 2020, all of the electricity purchased for the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish offices came from renewable sources verified through guarantees of origin.

Resurs’s business travel guidelines concerns the planning and arranging all business meetings and trips. All of Resurs’s employees are responsible for planning trips and accommodation in an environmentally conscious, safe and cost-efficient manner in accordance with Resurs’s guidelines.

The digital services initiative is a way to reduce paper consumption and therefore the share of digital post is continually increasing. A total of 63 per cent of all post1 in the Nordic region was sent via digital channels in 2020.

It is a priority to make conscious environmental choices when purchasing, for example, for the shared staff spaces in order to reduce food waste and the amount of packaging.

In order to minimise our environmental impact, we must:

  • implement processes to monitor and minimise the environmental impact across all parts of our operations
  • set goals and takes measures to minimise environmental impact caused by our operations
  • reduce the amount of waste, sort waste and recycle and reuse when possible
  • increase awareness and knowledge of our environmental impact with our stakeholders
  • always meet or exceed the requirements of environmental legislation and other requirements relevant to use
  • use suppliers of goods and services who meet the relevant environmental requirements
  • consider the environment as we develop our products, offices and supply chain

1The post from Resurs Bank Norden includes all notifications sent from the bank’s accounting system.

Goal

Minimise environmental impact for meeting and work trips.

Reduce the total CO2 emissions for business travel, hotel accommodation and company cars by 10% compared with the previous year. (Base year: 2019)

Result 2020

Total CO2 emissions for business travel, hotel accommodation and company cars declined by 57.5% compared with the previous year, primarily due to reduced travel in response to COVID-19.

Goal

At year-end, at least 90% of all employees in Sweden to have completed our environmental training course

Result 2019
89% of employees in Sweden completed the course

Result 2020

84% of employees in Sweden completed the course

Goal

Reducing the amount of post

The amount of digital post shall be 60% in 2019 and 65% in 2020.

Result 2019
57% of all post in the Nordic region was sent via digital channels. The post from Resurs Bank Norden includes all notifications sent from the bank’s accounting system.

Result 2020

63% of all post in the Nordic region was sent via digital channels. The post from Resurs Bank Norden includes all notifications sent from the bank’s accounting system.