Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility work is important for Trelleborg's long-term value creation, and spans the entire sustainability area, from environment, health and safety issues to compliance and ethical relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, local communities and society as a whole. The four focus areas in Trelleborg are Compliance, Resource use, Diversity and Social engagement. Read more in our Corporate Responsibility Report.

Trelleborg’s products and solutions have properties that contribute to a more sustainable society – Blue DimensionTM.

Focus Areas

Trelleborg has identified four distinct areas of importance, called our Focus Areas, by asking internal and external stakeholders which aspects of sustainability really matter to them. 

CR Performance 2016

This is a summary of the four focus areas that make up Trelleborg’s main corporate responsibility efforts, including goals and 2016 results. Click on the hotspots or scroll down for more information.



We reduce our climate impact mainly by being energy efficient.

Workforce Balance

Diversity is a natural part of international operations.

Health & Safety

Trelleborg stands for a shared Safety@Work culture.

Legal & Code of Conduct compliance

Compliance with laws and codes is the basis for our corporate responsibility.

Community Involvement 

Local development programs are at the heart of our social engagement.


Our supply chain responsibility becomes more and more important.

Legal & Code of Conduct Compliance (A)

  • Goal: Zero tolerance policy for cases of bribery, corruption, cartel or criminal involvement, child labor, forced labor, or discrimination. 
  • Result 2016: Zero cases (0) of significant breaches of laws and permits that resulted in legal consequences or fines were reported in 2016. Furthermore, zero cases (0) of child labor or forced labor were reported. Of 5 reported cases of discrimination (8), a settlement was reached between the parties in the majority of cases, while others are still subject to negotiations.

Suppliers (B)

  • Goal: Review suppliers regarding their adherence to the Trelleborg Code of Conduct (CoC). This review should reflect at least 80 percent of the relevant purchasing value of the Trelleborg Group.
  • Result 2016: Despite newly acquired units and the subsequent addition of many suppliers, Trelleborg met the target level. Suppliers corresponding to about 81 percent (84) of the value defined by Trelleborg were reviewed.


Health & Safety (C)

  • Goal: Every Trelleborg production unit should have less than 3 LWC (lost work cases) and less than an average of 50 days lost due to occupational injuries and illnesses per 100 full time employees, per year.
  • Result 2016: In 2016, the average outcome was 2.4 LWCs (1.9) per 100 employees. The increase is entirely attributable to newly added units during the year. The average number of days lost per injury was 24.1 (29.8).

Climate (D)

  • Goal: The “20 by 20” target aims to reduce direct and indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by at least 20 percent relative to sales by 2020 (compared with base year 2015 and the pro forma value of 16.0 metric tons/SEK M).
  • Result 2016: In 2016, the value was 14.2 metric tons/SEK M (11.3), with the increase compared to last year’s value entirely attributable to newly added units, which have resulted in a new product mix and new geographic footprint for the Group. To enable accurate comparisons moving forward, pro forma values have been calculated for 2015 and 2016, including the outcome for CGS’s units for the full years.


Gender distribution at management levels 4-5 (E)

  • Goal: Trelleborg works to attract, develop and retain talented young people and aims to achieve a balanced mix in terms of ethnicity and gender, especially at management levels. As of 2016, the aim is to continuously increase the share of female managers at management levels 4-5.
  • Result 2016: In 2016, the share of women at management levels 4-5 in Trelleborg’s units was 24 percent.

Social Engagement

Community Involvement (F)

  • Goal: Support the development of a diverse and including society everywhere we are present through local projects including activities for children, youth, and functionally disabled.
  • Result 2016: The company has partnerships with, for example, schools, universities and interest groups. With regard to sports sponsorship, youth activities are prioritized, while the company is also involved in a number of special programs that support child and youth development in such countries as Sri Lanka, Brazil and India. The program in Sri Lanka was expanded to include another school in 2016.

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What really matters 

Trelleborg's Corporate Responsibility focuses on aspects of sustainability that create long-term value, sharpen performance and really matter to our most important stakeholders – Customers, Employees and Shareholders. By asking our external and internal stakeholders what they consider essential, Trelleborg has identified the aspects of concern to feature in our reporting. 


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Corporate responsibility framework

Internally, the basis of Trelleborg’s work on corporate responsibility issues is the Group’s Code of Conduct, whose content is built upon globally recognized guidelines such as UN Human Rights principles. Externally, the reporting on Corporate Responsibility is prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

CR framework


Read how our corporate responsibility activities contribute to Trelleborg’s total performance.

CR Contacts

Rosman Jahja

Vice President Corporate Responsibility
tel +46 (0)410-670 34

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Patrik Romberg, 2015

Patrik Romberg

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
tel: +46 410 670 94

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