TO GREATER EFFICIENCY
We aim to provide recyclable and resource-efficient products
Products are the backbone of Dometic’s business. The Group delivers smart and reliable products that are safe to use and strives for resource efficiency during the entire life cycle. To improve the basic understanding, Dometic will put more emphasis on life cycle analysis, with particular focus on the impact of new materials, weight, energy consumption and different types of refrigerants. Dometic will also gradually improve its own metrics to prepare for introduction of relevant GRI metrics.
Environmental considerations are integral aspects of the design and improving the energy efficiency, reparability and recyclability of each product is key. In addition, integrated sustainability checkpoints are used when developing new products.
Dometic is looking to take an active role in the environmental area, and has initiated initiatives aiming at developing products produced with 100 percent recycled material. As of 2019, Dometic intends to introduce at least one such product range in the market.
Several of the product categories, such as air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, consume a significant amount of energy when in use. Increased energy efficiency during the product life cycle is therefore a key strategy in reducing environmental footprint and Dometic will continuously work to improve those metrics. The use
of refrigerants is important to the business and Dometic is always looking for the most environmentally friendly and safe choice for each specific application.
Dometic will continue to minimize the use of greenhouse gases and use the most environmentally friendly alternative that can fulfil the technical requirements. This is particularly important for air conditioning products where the main efforts will be made.
LEGISLATION AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS
Currently, Dometic’s products are subject to more than 100 specific regulations worldwide which demands a high level of expertise. Dometic aims to take a proactive role in selected regulatory and industry bodies, working to proactively prepare for future legislation and standards.
Dometic's products are often found in the interface between household and vehicle legislation and to ensure applicability, Dometic shall adhere to legislation in all the products. Dometic will work towards a closer industry co-operation on key legislation and may, if necessary, also start to introduce voluntary industry standards.
GLOBAL SUBSTANCE CONTROL
Dometic has launched programs to further strengthen global substance control and to manage integration of both current and future legislation. This is particularly important to be able to manage fast-growing substance legislations.
Dometic aims at being the industry leader in terms of handling product compliance information in order to be able to serve global customers in the most professional way. To increase efficiency in following up of substance legislation, Dometic will launch a global database with substance compliance data.
Close interaction with authorities in formulation of new energy requirement for products in EMEA.
Started to reduce product complexity.
Launch of programs to further strengthen global control and to manage both current and future legislation.
Reduce energy consumption
5 percent reduction of energy consumption in new global products by 2021.
Reduce the use of greenhouse gases
A minimum of 10 percent CO2-eq reduction through introduction of new refrigerants.
Reduce stock keeping units (SKU)
40 percent reduction of stock keeping units (SKU) of finished goods by 2021.
Improve material control
90 percent of component purchase value to be captured in a central database for material substance control.
Introduce a sustainability range of products.
Use GRI metrics combined with product LCA to drive sustainability in product development.
Continue the phasing-out of F-gases in air conditioning and refrigerator products.
Increase efficiency in follow-up of substance legislation.
Closer industry co-operation on key legislation.