Sustainability

Commitment to Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Goals

Committing to sustainability for people and the planet

In our pursuit of sustainable operations, Aden Group’s Sustainable Development Committee has carried out a comprehensive study of our operational practices and business model. Following the core principles of Corporate Social Responsibility, our sustainable-development model lays out a framework for Aden Group’s sustainable management over the next 5-10 years.

The new sustainability model has four main focusing areas: environmental impact reduction, employee empowerment, corporate responsibility and continuous innovation. We have set short-term and long-term goals in each focused area, organized personnel to develop specific action plans, and will continue to track and improve the sustainable development and social responsibility performance of Aden.

“We like to say, Aden was born sustainable. But in our 25 years we’ve never stopped challenging ourselves to improve and grow sustainability. We are extremely excited about the rise of ESG—we will do everything possible to pursue it as a company and for those we work with.”

– Joachim Poylo, Founder & President Aden

Our sustainability framework

Minimize environmental impact

We have set short and long-term goals in this domain, and will focus on energy conservation and emissions reduction, waste management improvement, water conservation and sustainable supply chain. We will fully record and calculate the carbon and greenhouse gas emissions from our operations using our internal resources (Akila digital twin platform) to set a clear baseline and track progress on the Scientific Carbon Emission Targets (SBTi).

Empower our people

Aden’s talent development strategy is people-centric, with a strong focus on employee well-being, empowerment and learning. To this end, we commit to:

  • Actively improving the workplace environment and quality of life for employees.
  • Helping employees realize their self-value and open opportunity for career growth
  • Safeguarding the rights and interests of employees.

Within the new corporate sustainability framework, we will continue to focus on enhancing employee engagement, promoting equality, safety and well-being in the workplace, diversity and inclusion, employee learning and development, and promoting employment.

Responsible business

Business ethics, community relations and responsible supply chain are fundamental to our corporate management and operating procedure. Aden Group always abides by principles of law, compliance and honesty in all aspects of customer service. We actively cultivate good professional ethics by employees, resolutely opposing any form of corruption or commercial bribery. We respect and protects intellectual property rights and customer privacy, and ensures all business activities are conducted in a compliant and responsible manner.

We also commit to building strong community relations wherever Aden operates, promoting local economic development, education and employment opportunities and local purchasing of the community at where Aden operates.

Innovation

We commit to being innovation leaders in the facilities sector, leveraging advanced technologies to accelerate decarbonization and better outcomes for environment and people. Aden Group recognizes that 40% of carbon emissions come from buildings, and is developing several innovative products to address this challenge by managing the full lifecycle of the built environment. This includes our ESG digital twin platform and the development of numerous smart and sustainable industrial parks across China. In the facility management sector, we are also pushing sustainable practices, digitalization and innovative operational service solutions.

Our Commitments

SBTi

SBTi is a joint global initiative set by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the United Nations Global Compact Project (UNGC) to increase business ambition for climate action by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, setting targets, and mapping mitigation paths.

 

United Nations Global Compact

Enterprises are required to observe, support and implement a set of ten basic principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption within their respective scope of influence. These basic principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labour Organization and the Rio Principles on environment and development.

 

1.5℃ temperature limit action

The Paris Agreement sets one of the targets as global temperature control efforts to limit the rise of global temperature to 1.5℃ above the pre-industrial level by 2100. Companies need to set greenhouse gas reduction targets based on the Paris Agreement’s path of keeping global temperatures below 1.5℃, or emission reduction path far below 2℃.

 
 

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