Haldex | Green Haldex

Haldex actively works on reducing its environmental footprint in connection with production, transport, and deliveries. Haldex focuses on developing new braking solutions that consume less energy, weigh less, take up less space and reduces the level of noise emissions. Haldex aims to be CO2 neutral for scope 1 and 2 by 2025.

Direct environmental impact

The management of environmental risks within Haldex’s production sites, distribution centers, remanufacturing sites and friction centers have a notable effect on Haldex environmental footprint. Transport, together with electricity consumption, are the parts of Haldex’s process that have the greatest carbon footprint. Haldex’s analyses show that carbon dioxide emissions and material efficiency are the factors in the company’s operations that have the greatest impact on the environment. These key ratios are measured and followed up throughout the organization.

Haldex has an environmental committee with representatives of all production sites and distribution centers who jointly follow up targets and discuss improvements. Coordination between different units and projects have resulted in a decreased carbon dioxide emissions over the latest years, primarily through more sustainable electricity consumption. Haldex’s focus on seeking more environmentally friendly energy sources will lead to a continued decline in levels.

All production sites are controlled according to environmental management systems that are certified to the international standard ISO 14001. Systematic programs and environmental policies also contribute towards utilizing resources effectively. The environmental impact of all units is analyzed quarterly, resulting in a Green Performance Map per site. This is a survey of the volumes of material, energy and other resources that are supplied to the production site, and the volumes of emissions and waste the production site generates. The survey includes results for two key ratios: total material efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions. Material efficiency, defined as the ratio between all direct and indirect material entering Haldex, compared to what is delivered to customers, is an important metric for Haldex. Focus is to continue evaluating components used, packaging material, internal processes, reducing scrap and recycling or reusing waste material to ensure a high efficiency.


Science Based Targets initiative and CO2 neutral

In 2021, Haldex committed through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to set company-wide emissions targets in line with climate science. The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The decision to be part of the SBTi shows Haldex's alignment to the Paris Agreement and the ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the entire value chain. Haldex has two years to develop targets and have them validated by the Science Based Targets initiative body.

The ambition is to be carbon neutral for scope 1 and 2 by 2025. In order to achieve this target, Haldex will continue working to reduce energy consumption, use renewable sources of electricity and will be investing in offsetting projects. The plan for scope 3 is currently under development.

Environmental impact through product quality

Sustainability and the environmental impact of Haldex’s products are an important parameter in product development. An environmental assessment, Green Product Assessment, is included early in the project as a mandatory input when products are changed or developed from scratch. Weight reductions and a higher proportion of sustainable materials used are key aspects considered.

The braking systems of tomorrow contribute to a more sustainable society. Historically, compressed air has been used in braking systems for heavy vehicles, but Haldex was early in exploring electromechanical brakes, which are lighter than present-day brakes and use significant less energy than a compressed air-based system, which contributes in a positive way to the overall CO2 reduction. This new and revolutionary system also reduces the noise level on vehicles and contributes thereby to higher demands for noise emission in urban areas. Another benefit of electromechanical brakes is that they provide increased control over the vehicle.

Haldex has had a remanufacturing and friction business since the 1980’s. Remanufacturing is a cost-efficient and eco-friendly way to reuse components, which reduces the consumption of natural resources, energy, and the emission of greenhouse gases. As such, this business promotes a circular economy


EU taxonomy

The taxonomy for environmentally sustainable investments is one of the measures included in the EU’s plan of action for financing sustainable growth. The taxonomy makes it possible to identify and compare investments that are necessary in achieving a sustainable economy.

Sustainability and the environmental impact of products are an important parameter in Haldex’s product development. Much of Haldex’s product development is towards braking systems of tomorrow, which contribute to a more sustainable society. Haldex’s assessment of the first delegated act is that Haldex has economic activities that are eligible to the environmental objective of climate change mitigation.

Key ratios environment

  2021 2020 2019 2018
Material efficiency % 95.0 93.3 94.1 93.1
Carbon dioxide ­emissions Scope 1 and 2, tonnes  9,416 10,181 15,666 16,867
Carbon dioxide ­emissions Scope 3, tonnes  26,627 20,981 22,336 24,089
Carbon dioxide ­emissions per unit, kg/unit* 1.61 1.56 - -
Proportion of suppliers who conform to ISO 14001, % 43 40 39 39

* First measured in 2020.

"Quality means safety to everyone everywhere"

We have a motto, “Quality means Safety to everyone everywhere”, meaning that we extend the ­concept of quality from only looking at the product itself to how it is produced and the impact it has. We use the concept of environmental observations throughout the production site.