Our seven goals for sustainable development

Our seven goals for sustainable development

In 2018 we determined seven SDG’s out of the 17 defined by the UN. These goals provide a tool to examine sustainable business in the long term.

In 2016, the United Nations published 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 to address the global challenges that we face all around the world. They are created to promote prosperity while protecting the environment.

In 2018, we determined 7 SDG’s, which are important for Nokian Tyres. These seven sustainability development goals provide a tool to examine sustainable business in the long term.

Our 7 Sustainable Development Goals  
SDG Targets by the UN Our actions

3 Good health and well-being 

By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

We improve road safety through continuous development of wet and ice grip.

We were the first in our business to stop the use of high aromatic oils.

Our LTIF injury frequency improved and was 3.7 in 2020. This is a 73% improvement compared to 2015.

5 Gender equality 

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making.

We have updated our Code of Conduct and do regular audits to ensure our policies are followed in the supply chain as well.

8 Decent work and economic growth

Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment. 

We have achieved our goal of auditing at least 80% of our major rubber processor partners. By the end of 2019, we had audited 90%.

9 Sustainable industry, innovation and infrastructure 

By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes.

We have managed to reduce our yearly energy  consumption by 10,4% in 2016-2019.

In 2020, 86% of the energy used in our Finnish factory was renewable.

11 Sustainable cities and communities 

By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety.

By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

We have reduced the rolling resistance of our tires by 8.5% in average compared to 2013 levels, which brings less CO2 emissions and thus improves air quality.

We improve road safety by producing tires with enhanced wet grip and handling.  

12 Responsible consumption

By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation.

Almost 100% of used tires are recycled in the Nordic countries and around 95% in Europe.

In Russia we have launched an Eco-Challenge to empty illegal tire dumps.

In 2020, 100% of all waste was recycled in Finland, and 99% in Russia and in the US.

13 Climate action 

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Our ambitious Science Based Targets were approved in May 2020.

We reduced our CO2 emissions from production by 33% in 2013-2020.

In 2020, the consumption of municipal water was approximately 30% lower than in 2013.