Axis continues commitment to sustainability

June 25, 2024



Axis Communications has marked its 40th year milestone by publishing the Axis Sustainability Report 2023 along with validation from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) of its total global greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

Since its founding in 1984, Axis has pioneered the shift from analogue to digital surveillance and setting new standards for video surveillance technology.

From the introduction of the world’s first network camera to the development of cutting-edge analytics and AI-powered solutions, Axis has remained at the forefront of technological advancement, empowering customers with smarter, more efficient security solutions.

Sustainability goals

“Reaching this significant anniversary is testament to our relentless commitment to innovation and pursuit of quality,” said Verena Rathjen, VP EMEA of Axis Communications.

“But this is not just about celebrating the past 40 years of achievements, it is also about demonstrating our uncompromising commitment to realising over the years and decades to come our sustainability goals.

“Collectively, the scope of these initiatives means every aspect of our business – from the raw materials used in component manufacturing to energy consumption and the approach to recycling products at their end-of-life – will need to demonstrably contribute to the achievement of emissions reduction targets.

“Put simply, we are committed to our sustainability agenda to ensure the next 40 years are as rewarding as the last.”

What were the reports findings?

Axis signed the UN Global Compact 2007 and its strategies and operations are aligned with these universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Axis also supports the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda, which act as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

In its annual sustainability report for 2023, created in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the UN Global Compact, Axis improved in several areas related to sustainability, while the company continued its growth journey.

Axis says it remains ambitious and uncompromising in its aims to be a long-term, profitable growth organisation and as a company that contributes to a better society.

Targets moving forward

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science.

Axis is one of more than 5,000 organisations around the world setting targets that are in line with the level of decarbonization required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Axis commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2030 from a 2022 base year.

Axis also commits to reduce scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions from purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution and use of sold products by 51.6% per sold unit within the same timeframe.

Identifying key areas

“Axis has long been committed to reducing the impact of our entire value chain on the environment,” Carl Trotzig, Director Ennviornment & Supply Chain Sustainability at Axis.

“This includes identifying the key areas of focus for reducing emissions within our own business, our suppliers and manufacturers and in the lifetime use of our products.

“Taking a science-based approach fits with our ethos, and having our targets validated by the SBTi only adds more momentum to our efforts.”

Rathjen concludes, “Axis has, from its inception, strived to create groundbreaking products, to get the most from network technology and to build upon a foundation of strong core values which put its customers first.

“We may only have coined the term ‘Innovating for a smarter, safer world’ in 2013, but this has defined the company’s vision from the outset: Axis has spent the past 40 years learning, discovering new innovations to make its products, technology and relationships stronger.

“We look forward to continuing our mission of innovating for a smarter, safer world.”

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