Environmental Responsibility

Our environmental impact is primarily due to freight transportation, energy consumption and waste and packaging. We are actively working to minimize our environmental impact in each of these areas. Even in the choice of personal transport and electricity suppliers we take into account the environmental impact.

Our Environmental policy

DistIT AB (publ) and its subsidiaries strive to conduct business with as little environmental impact as possible. We all have a considerable responsibility for our common environment both as a company and also as individuals. Therefore, we are constantly striving to improve our routines and processes within the environment and quality.

We shall therefore

– increase knowledge and awareness of environmental issues among all staff and employees

– influence, place demands and cooperate with other companies, suppliers, agencies and organizations

– view measures that improve the environment as investments

– constantly strive to improve the utilization of our resources within the company itself 

Environmental organization

Since 2008, environmental issues are performed by environmental manager Mehrdad Motazedi. The coordination and integration of our company activities and with our suppliers are improved via the environmental manager. Our environmental work includes projects and activities related to all activities within the Group and its subsidiary companies. There is ongoing integration in connection with our business development In order to eventually achieve harmonization and standardization of our quality assurance work.

Action plan

We have established an action plan based on our objective. This action plan includes the following:

• Waste separation: We sort and separate our waste returning paper for recycling

• Energy saving measures: One defined goal is to increase the use of computers and suitable computer software in order to reduce the use of paper to spread information to staff, customers and suppliers. The company uses low-energy lightbulbs in light fixtures wherever possible.

• Environmentally-friendly purchases: One defined goal is to always consider environmental aspects when purchasing products used in business activities and operations, ranging from vehicles and fuels to the photocopy paper and pens. This has resulted in a shift to more environmentally-friendly products. Compliance with these requirements is mandatory and is something which is discussed at staff meetings.

• Environmental demands on our products and services: The products and services which we market must be made of materials that can be recycled or using previously recycled materials wherever possible. One of the company objectives is removing products from the business that are not manufactured in an environmentally-friendly manner or which contain hazardous substances. We are affiliated with REPA (REPA is the industry solution for manufacturer responsibility regarding plastics, metal, paper/cardboard and corrugated cardboard) which is the industry solution for manufacturer responsibility regarding packaging made of plastic, metal, paper/cardboard and corrugated cardboard. REPA’s mission is to provide all companies with access to the nationwide recycling system for packaging. By joining REPA we fully fulfill the demands made on us in the Packaging Ordinance (SFS 2006:1273). Reparegistret AB was previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Packaging and Newspaper Collection (FTI). Due to the merger on April 1, 2013 the subsidiary ceased to exist and the manufacturing companies which were affiliated with REPA therefore became FTI customers and affiliated.

Electrical and electronic equipment contain health and environmentally-hazardous substances. They may pose a risk to human health and also the environment, especially during waste management.

The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive aims to reduce risks to human health and to the environment by replacing mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium and the flame retardant PBB (polybrominated biphenyl) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in electrical and electronic equipment by using less hazardous alternatives or alternative technology. The RoHS directive restricts the content of these substances in electrical and electronic equipment


Another objective of the directive is to improve opportunities for profitable and sustainable recycling of waste from such equipment.

We abide by the WEEE directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regarding electrical waste and assume our manufacturer responsibility through our membership in the national system for waste management.

We are also a member of El-Kretsen which is the business sector service company and whose assignment it is to fulfill the manufacturer responsibility for electrical and electronic products and batteries. The legislation governing manufacturer responsibility and thus forming the basis for El-Kretsen operations is SFS 2005:209; 2005:210 and 2008:834. The supervisory authority for this and which is responsible for enforcing the legislation is the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

•  Supplier environmental demands: One of the company’s environmental objectives is to influence our main suppliers encouraging them to always take environmental issues into consideration as part of production and operations.

• Using the best possible fuel and reduced fuel consumption: One of the environmental objectives established for the business stipulates the best possible fuels and calls for measures aimed at reducing fuel consumption in the transportation of goods and products.

• Environmental information for staff, customers and suppliers: All company employees must be aware of the company’s environmental goals. Through oral and written communication our customers are informed about our ongoing environmental work. We have a continual and ongoing dialogue with our suppliers about measures that improve the environment.

Download PDF document here: Sustainable Developement Policy