An example of our commitment is our contribution and collaboration with Swedish Solar Water that started in 2018. Both employees and companies within Latour are donating money to Solar Water every year.
This is an example from Wood Solutions strategy: “We have unique possibilities to influence the process from the moment the log enters the sawmill and the steel is delivered from the smelting plant and finally reaches the recycling. The industries of our customers are all strategical important in a sustainable point of view. Wood and cellulose are essential for the future of sustainable material supply and the process revolution of the engineering industry, will have major effect on material and energy use.”
• We must reduce our environmental impact at all levels.
• We must ensure that our products are manufactured with the least possible energy consumption and raw material consumption.
• In Sweden all our units uses 100% renewable electricity.
• We measure and monitor our CO2-prints and works effectively to reduce them.
• All our waste is sorted and disposed of by certified recycling companies.
• We continuously monitor our employees condition and work preventively to reach a zero vision regarding workplace accidents.
• Gender equality and diversity are important to us.
Code of Conduct
• We act according to our owner Latour´s code of conduct at all levels. Read more here!
Sustainability Report 2021
Solar water is a 10-liter portable water purifier that purifies and heats water using sunlight. The product has been developed by inventor and entrepreneur Petra Wadström. It is aimed at third-world users who, with clean and hot water, can reduce both family health care costs and wood needs.
The Latour companies started a collaboration with Swedish solar water in 2018. Both employees and companies within Latour are donating money to Solar Water. Every year before Christmas, Latour matches the amount that has been collected from employees and companies during the year. Since 2018, we have gathered more than a two million crowns that have gone directly to solar water containers that are transported to ongoing projects in Burkina Faso and Uganda. Latour’s goal is that during a three-year period reaching out to 3,000 families, which corresponds to approximately 24,000 people.
Solar water is a Swedish innovation that helps families purify water. At the moment, around one billion people live without access to clean water and electricity. That is, one in seven people. If you were one of them, you would need to use about 4-5 hours each day to fetch water and fuel to heat and boil it clean. With clean water at home, the chances of getting time to go to school or work increase, which is a path out of poverty.