Sustainability at Abena

For Abena, sustainability means a clear focus on Quality, Environment, and Social Responsibility. We have made it our business to provide sustainable products and solutions; from raw materials through manufacturing and use to final recycling or disposal.

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ABENA's responsible production

In ABENA, we ensure a positive impact on the environment by having a responsible own production. Energy use, waste management, and CO2 reductions are just a few of our focus areas.

Key Facts about Abena Production

  • Covered by 100% renewable energy (covered by renewable electricity certificates)
  • Reducing CO2 emission levels
  • Optimizing the use of raw materials
  • Reducing waste generation
  • Securing a sustainable development
Abena Production Facility

Preserving the Environment

Preserving the environment is a top priority for ABENA. We aim to provide sustainable products and solutions; from raw materials through manufacturing and use to recycling and disposal.

We accept the challenge, and we subject ourselves to 3rd party control to ensure that our actions back up our rhetoric – so you can do business with us with a clean conscience.

The EU estimates that 3 billion tons of waste is thrown away in Europe every year. This number continues to rise and the OECD calculates that it will have increased by 45 % in 2020, if nothing is done to reverse the problem. [Source: OECD]

At Abena we do not want to add to that statistic. We realize that running a production facility can affect the environment and for that reason, we take every possible precaution to keep our waste level at an absolute minimum.

It is at our production site in Aabenraa, Denmark, that 4 million incontinence products and baby diapers are produced daily.

Running a responsible factory means that we constantly aim to minimize our environmental footprint and reduce our CO2 emissions. Our long-term work to optimize our production facilities according to internationally acknowledged standards for environmental management means that:

  • We aim to cut of CO2 emissions with 70% by 2030
  • 87.7% of our waste was recycled in 2019

Social Responsibility

Abena has high standards for social responsibility, for both our own organization and for our suppliers. We work tirelessly to create a fair and inclusive work place.

To us, social responsibility is about generating a safe, healthy and enjoyable workplace that offers equal opportunities for all, and we work hard on ensuring that our employees are constantly developed, trained and challenged to meet the demands of tomorrow.

We believe that the only way to create long-term success for our customers and our company is to treat all stakeholders inside and outside of Abena in a responsible way. We continue to support the UN Global Compact and its ten principles of responsible business conduct and encourage all of our suppliers to act responsibly and fair. As of 2018, 85 % of our suppliers have signed the UN Global Compact. We are certified according to the SA8000 standard, which is the leading social certification standard for factories and organizations worldwide.