Summary: 3Shape released its 2023 Sustainability Report, highlighting its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles with a strategic plan through 2028. The report showcases initiatives in climate action, diversity, employee well-being, and responsible governance.

Key Takeaways:

  • 3Shape is integrating sustainability into its core business strategy.
  • The company has set specific sustainability goals for 2028.
  • It has established a comprehensive governance framework to oversee these efforts.

3Shape released its 2023 Sustainability Report and detailed Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy, including a plan for the next five years up to 2028. This plan, endorsed by 3Shape’s Board of Directors, is a key component of the company’s aim to improve dental care for all patients consistently.

3Shape’s Sustainability Achievements and Goals

The report outlines 3Shape’s approach to sustainability, the actions it has taken, and its accomplishments in areas like climate action, reducing pollution, promoting diversity and inclusion, enhancing employee wellbeing, being responsible to consumers and end-users, and maintaining governance and integrity.

“In 3Shape, we pride ourselves in being a purpose-driven company, working towards enabling superior dental health care for every patient, every time,” said Jakob Just-Bomholt, 3Shape chief executive officer. “Our pursuit of excellence goes beyond profits; It’s a commitment to leave a positive impact on society and the planet.”

Five Pillars of 3Shape’s Sustainability Strategy

3Shape’s sustainability strategy is built on five main pillars that focus on both its core business operations and internal company practices. These pillars cover improving patient health, tracking the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental footprint, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) among its global workforce, creating an ESG governance framework, developing products sustainably, and ensuring gender diversity among its innovators.

Progress and Developments in Sustainability Efforts

Just-Bomholt noted that while 3Shape’s sustainability efforts are evolving, the company achieved significant progress in 2023. Key steps included conducting a double materiality assessment, adopting a data-driven strategy for sustainability, setting specific sustainability goals for 2028, establishing an internal ESG Council, and strengthening the Sustainability Governance Body with new leadership.

In 2022, 3Shape introduced its Code of Conduct, detailing the company’s values, business practices, opposition to corruption and bribery, and commitment to human rights. It also implemented a Supplier Code of Conduct, establishing expectations for suppliers’ social, ethical, and environmental behavior.