A green strategy

Our most important asset is our staff and the environment we live and work in. Therefore, it is our responsibility to protect these and ensure that our staff have a safe and pleasant workplace and that our production is at the forefront in terms of efficiency and sustainability so that the impact on the environment will be as small as possible.

BIRN Group

Sustainability Report 2023

For the second year in a row, we are publishing a sustainability report for the entire BIRN Group. 

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ESG - Environment, Social & Governance

The BIRN Group, and therefore also KOCKUMS, will be covered by the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive from 2026.
However, we are already documenting and mapping how we work with sustainability, and last year we published our first sustainability report from the BIRN Group. Compliance with regulations is just one facet; it's increasingly a competitive expectation from both customers and partners.

UN Global Goals

We work with the UN's goals for sustainable development with a focus on four specific goals:


7: Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

KOCKUMS MASKIN aims to reduce its energy consumption by 10 per cent in 2023 compared to the previous year. To this end the factory has begun to switch to more energy-efficient lighting and has developed new energy-efficient processes for the entire company. These include lowering the temperature of certain machines.

The work to reduce energy consumption began back in November 2022, leading to a 12 percent reduction compared to the same period the previous year. This has been achieved in part by dimming or turning off lighting that is not needed for production or safety.


8: Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

At KOCKUMS MASKIN there is an OHS representative on every work shift. The representative reports all near miss workplace accidents in the company’s internal systems and these reports are followed up on each week, in order to prevent future accidents.

KOCKUMS MASKIN has also appointed an OHS group and has delegated various OHS-related tasks to specific departments.


12: Responsible concumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

KOCKUMS MASKIN has developed an internal system in collaboration with STENA Recycling, with the aim of recycling as many materials as possible, for example cutting fluid from the factory’s CNC and other milling machines. This is collected after use, processed and subsequently recycled in industry.

KOCKUMS MASKIN also continuously monitors the level of iron residues from production, in order to optimise processes and minimise waste.


13: Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.

KOCKUMS MASKIN has a goal of reducing its energy consumption by a further 10 percent in 2023 and is continuously striving to limit its carbon emissions.

To this end and like others in the BIRN Group, KOCKUMS MASKIN has partnered with the ReFlow eco-tech company with the aim of mapping the company’s emissions and setting ambitious and realistic reduction targets.

12 %

reduction of energy consumption in Q4 2022

100 %

of our electricity purchased as renewable energy

Your certified partner!

At KOCKUMS MASKIN we use certified management systems and work actively to continuously improve the systems for the benefit of KOCKUMS MASKIN, our customers and other stakeholders.