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Sustainability

Our purpose to help millions of people improve their health, well-being and quality of life while protecting the planet is mirrored in our strategy. We advance with clear commitments to address climate issues, limiting the damage to our planet and ensuring we conduct our business responsibly.

Strategy and sustainability

Statement from our CEO

"Our strategy is to break down the barriers that people with hearing loss face so that we can deliver wonderful sound for all. Everything we do is about raising awareness, increasing accessibility and tackling affordability so that everyone who needs it can get good hearing care. To be successful, we work hard to ensure that we have highly engaged and passionate employees and that we run a sustainable business that protects the planet for future generations."

Read more about our strategic ambitions and goals

Planet

Protect the planet

At WSA we focus on the entire value chain when it comes to reducing environmental impact.

At WSA we want to contribute to meeting global climate goals, limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, and reducing biodiversity loss.

We believe a circular business model is the right way forward. A circular business model is about keeping materials in the usage phase for as long as possible, reduce the extraction of natural resources, and reduce the generated wastes.

The circular business model is enabled by design, realized by operation, and sorted by business partners such as customers and suppliers.

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

By advancing towards a circular business model, working closely with stakeholders in our value chain, we are not only making more efficient use of natural resources, but also reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Scope 3 - Upstream

Scope 1 & 2 - WSA Operations

Scope 3 - Downstream

Business travel and employee commuting

32,572 CO2 eq t (8.1%)

Purchased goods and services

294,087 CO2 eq t (72.8%)

Waste generated in operations

2,187 CO2 eq t (0.5%)

Energy used by WSA

14,608 CO2 eq t (3.6%)

Use of sold products

3,384 CO2eq t (13.2%)

Transport

53,178 CO2 eq t (0.8%)

End of life of sold products

669 CO2-eq t (0.2%)

At WSA we are committed to delivering on the following goals

WSA committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in June 2021. We have set ambitious carbon reduction targets to reduce absolute scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions and to reach 100% renewable electricity – in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping the global temperature increase under 1.5 °C.

Read more in our latest Annual Report

100%
renewable electricity in 2025
-50%
scope 1&2 emission reduction by 2030
-30%
scope 3 emission reduction by 2030
People

It takes all kinds of voices to deliver Wonderful Sound for All

As a global organization, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is deeply embedded into who we are. It stems from our history and is rooted in our purpose “Wonderful Sound for All”.

We believe that our differences empower us, providing a spectrum of viewpoints that enhances creativity, fosters innovation, and ultimately leads to industry-leading customer experiences. WSA is dedicated to creating a workplace where diversity is celebrated, equity is ensured, and inclusion is a lived experience. This commitment is ingrained in our corporate values, and through training programs, policies, and tools, we empower our colleagues to contribute to a culture of inclusion.

Our strategy is not static. It is something we will continue to grow and adapt as the needs and priorities of our business, employees, customers and society as a whole change.

Our DEI strategy is focused on four building blocks

Creating a deeper understanding of what DEI is and the importance of it.

Enabling leaders to anchor the diversity, equity and
inclusion agenda locally.

Establishing a clear link between diversity and inclusion, culture, strategy and sustainability.

Creating transparency and celebrating milestones.

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Frameworks and initiatives supported

We work with organizations to underscore our sustainability commitments

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative launched by the UN that encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies guiding companies to operate in ways that meet fundamental responsibilities in these areas.

We have joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network as a Member, aligning with our commitment to 'Protect the Planet' and promote a low-carbon, circular business model. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a non-profit organisation that creates evidence-based original research on the benefits of a circular economy, and how it can contribute to solving global challenges.

GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) is an independent, international organization that provides businesses and other organizations a common language to report on economic, environmental, governance and social disclosers.

SBTi is a partnership between CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) set out to drive ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

EHS policy

WS Audiology is driven by a passion to improve the quality of life for people with hearing needs and redefine the landscape of the hearing aid industry. As a medical instrument manufacturer, we place a great deal of importance on excellence in environmental protection, occupational health management, and workplace safety within the business as well as in the product life cycle.

Learn more about our policies