NordShield® the natural based alternative

The unique alternative from nature, enabling the best tomorrow.

Our environmental & sustainability policy 

NordShield® is committed to develop, manufacture and provide our customers innovative, high quality and sustainable, natural based antimicrobial solutions.

NordShield® is committed to

UN Sustainable Development Goals

 
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Applicable targets

3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

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

3.D Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.

NordShield® impact on Good Health & Well-being

NordShield® as an antimicrobial technology can support the prevention of epidemics, diseases, bacteria, viruses and fungi (e.g. mold). As a natural based technology, we can positively contribute to reducing the use of hazardous chemicals and thus those contaminating or polluting the nature. The production of a great deal of players in the textile industry is rooted in developing countries. By choosing NordShield®, the exposure of those workers to harmful chemicals and thereto related risks can be minimized. Through the unique physical barrier that the NordShield® technology creates, mutations of bacteria and viruses can be stopped, thus our technology positively impacting the prevention of global health risks and the increasing issues of antibiotic and antibacterial resistance.

NordShield® impact on Gender Equality

NordShield® as an employer offers equal opportunities to all genders. This is shown e.g. by one third of the executive leadership roles of the company being held by women.

Applicable targets

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5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

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Applicable targets

6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.

NordShield® impact on Clean Water & Sanitation

The NordShield® technology is natural based and non-leaching. This means that no hazardous chemicals or harmful substances are released from it at any point of usage. NordShield® leaves nothing but goodness behind.

NordShield® impact on Affordable & Clean Energy

NordShield® technology can be applied at room temperature and does not require extensive heating as e.g. silver-based technologies do to achieve their efficacy. Thus, energy consumption can be reduced across industries in the manufacturing processes.

Applicable targets

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7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

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8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors.

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

NordShield® impact on Decent Work

& Economic Growth

The NordShield® technology is natural based and non-leaching. This means that no hazardous chemicals or harmful substances are released from it at any point of usage. NordShield® leaves nothing but goodness behind.

NordShield® impact on Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

NordShield® is an innovator that through its natural based antimicrobial technology for fibers allows industrial companies to increase their sustainability. Based on renewable ingredients, it´s technology is nurturing resource efficiency. By switching from heavy metal based solutions to NordShield®, companies are choosing the environmental antimicrobial technology. The process for using NordShield® allows a more environmental industrial process as it requires far less energy than comparable non-sustainable solutions on the market. Further proof of the goodness of NordShield® technology is that not even the concentrated form of it is classified for transportation. 

NordShield® as an innovative biotechnology company is committed to scientific research, and to promoting and fostering innovation.

Applicable targets

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9.4 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, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

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10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

NordShield® impact on Reduced Inequalities

NordShield® promotes and empowers the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. Nature is our inspiration, and we respect every creation of it.

NordShield® impact on Sustainable Cities & Communities

NordShield® is strongly committed to sustainability and protecting the nature. By choosing our sustainable and biodegradable technology instead of such based on hazardous chemicals or heavy metals (e.g silver or copper), one can make a positive impact on waste management and natural environment.

Applicable targets

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11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

11.6 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.

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Applicable targets

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

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

12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.

12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.

NordShield® impact on Responsible Consumption & Production

Sustainable consumption is rooted in choosing renewable ingredients, as on which the NordShield® technology is based on. Nature should not be harmed in the process of obtaining these valuable ingredients. As an example, NordShield® technology can reduce odors in garments and shoes, allowing them to be washed less and used longer, thus reducing water and energy consumption in addition to reducing waste.

By choosing NordShield® over any other player on the market, companies can communicate and reach higher ESG scores and report higher sustainability values and metrics.

NordShield® is committed to raising awareness of the harmfulness of current market standards and to supporting companies to transition to our uniquely natural and sustainable alternative.

NordShield® impact on Climate Action

Only by choosing natural and sustainable solutions that are based on renewable ingredients, can we positively impact climate change. NordShield® promotes the awareness building of the harmfulness of current market standards in antimicrobial protection and supports companies to choose the alternative that is not negatively impacting climate change, NordShield®.

Applicable targets

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

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Applicable targets

14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.

14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels.

NordShield® impact on Life Below Water

Current market standards in antimicrobial solutions are based on silver, copper, zinc and QUATs (quaternary ammonium cations), which are all in addition to being harmful to their users, harmful to the oceans and marine life once leaching into the ground water and oceans through use. NordShield® offers a uniquely safe alternative through an equally powerful, yet sustainable technology.

NordShield® impact on Life on Land

NordShield® is produced in a sustainable manner by utilizing side streams of the forest industry. This means that trees are left unharmed in the process and no deforestation takes place for the purpose of producing NordShield® technology. As a biodegradable technology it does not negatively impact biodiversity. Comparing to many antifungal products that use e.g. isothiazolinone for their efficacy, NordShield® technology does not use such substances that are toxic to waters.

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15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.

15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.

15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent.

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16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

NordShield® impact on Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

NordShield® is strictly against corruption and bribery in all their forms and is strongly committed to never engaging in such transactions.

NordShield® impact on Partnerships for the Goals

NordShield® nurtures partnerships with global players that have a wide-reaching impact on increasing the sustainability in their production.

Applicable targets

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17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

Awarded as Sustainable

Healthcare Innovation 2019

"A revolutionary antimicrobial innovation developed by nature, perfected by science”.

 

– Sustainable healthcare in a true sense.

Nordic Centet for Sustainable Health Care
 
NordShield® is sustainable using renewable and natural ingredients

Sustainability

is fundamental

We believe that only by choosing renewable, natural ingredients can we truly enable the best tomorrow. Our solutions are not only produced sustainably, but at the same time help companies across industries become more sustainable by using them in their products.

Respect is core to everything we do

We respect the nature that has created the ingredients to our technology, we respect our people that have harnessed it for the protection of our planet and the life on it. We respect all our stakeholders and partners for choosing to commit to ensuring the best tomorrow.