Sustainability Program

The underlying rationale behind all our sustainability activities is to create value for our main stakeholders: customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers and the community. The purpose is to become a more valuable partner to our customers and all our stakeholders. At FLSmidth, we aim to align sustainability with business operations as part of our global business strategy. Having signed the UN Global Compact in November 2008, FLSmidth committed itself to supporting the United Nations' ten principles regarding human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, as well as reporting on progress made.


Carbon Footprint

Reducing our internal carbon footprint is an ongoing effort for FLSmidth.

FLSmidth’s carbon footprint

Stable emissions

FLSmidth's HSE policy states that "We strive for operational excellence at FLSmidth, and an essential element of that excellence involves assessing the environmental impact of our operations and business activities to protect the environment". We do that by annually accounting for CO2 emissions for all our legal entities.


In 2015, FLSmidth's CO2 emissions were fairly stable compared to 2014, where emissions dropped significantly due to the sale of Cembrit. Cembrit is a building materials company with in-house manufacturing of fibre-cement products. In 2015, scope 1 emissions increased from 12,700 to 13,460, and scope 2 emissions increased from 33,100 to 33,450. This is roughly in line with last year which also experienced a slight increase due to more business activity related to customer visits. Scope 3 emissions have decreased slightly to 31,377.

Environmental management system

In 2015, FLSmidth decided to enhance environmental management in the Group with a view to implementing a Group wide environmental management system.

The work is ongoing and will continue throughout 2016.