A better overview of current frameworks reduced administrative workload and increased internal commitment were some of the requests when Norex would streamline its sustainability work.
Norex is an entrepreneur in the steel industry who sells scrap steel from steel mills to customers who in turn use it in their production. They also offer services to steel mills in the form of handling scrap and side streams from production. The company has a clear sustainability vision that involves making the most of the world's steel and not letting anything go to waste.
As part of achieving Norex's sustainability vision, they saw a need for a more efficient way of handling sustainability reporting as well as a tool that could help them live up to current legal requirements and frameworks.
Reporting under constant progress
Josefin Lindell, sustainability coordinator at Norex describes the challenges of the work today. A lot of time was spent preparing the annual sustainability report, a task that involved extensive manual administration.
We wrote a sustainability report every year because we have it as a legal requirement and every time it was an incredibly long effort to produce the data that was needed, explains Josefin.
In addition to requirements for a more efficient process for reporting, there was also a great need for a tool where it was possible to work with several different sustainability frameworks in the same place. A tool to grow with, which can be adapted regardless of whether the business grows, or new frameworks needs to be implemented.
Being able to show the sustainability work based on the various frameworks is flexible. We work very much from an ESG perspective within the entire organization, that is how we have chosen to set up our work with sustainability. But we also want to be able to follow up the work based on, for example, GRI and Agenda 2030, to see how the different frameworks reflect each other.
What we like about Stratsys is that we have not bought a static product, but that it is constantly evolving. We will get what is required for us to be able to deliver on sustainability issues - both today and in the future.