Attendo and UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Attendo continuosly evaluates it's contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The contribution has three levels: goals where Attendo actively contribute, goals where Attendo has material impact, and goals unaffected by our operations.

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Attendo’s operations are contributing to several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under Agenda 2030. A review of the SDGs to which Attendo is making direct and indirect contributions through its operations and examples of direct contributions in 2020 are presented below.

Attendo is actively contributing to 6 out of 17 SDG's

Goal 3 – Good health and well-being

Contribution: Attendo’s business concept is to contribute with innovative, high-quality care services, which helps promote good health and well-being for people of all ages.

Initiatives 2020: In 2020, Attendo worked forcefully to limit the impact of Covid-19 on older people and consistently went above and beyond official recommendations concerning, for example, the use of PPE.

Goal 5 – Gender equality

Contribution: Attendo has a high proportion of women employees, including managers, which contributes to increasing women’s influence and empowerment in business and in society as a whole.

Initiatives 2020: The company appointed a new female business area director for Attendo Scandinavia. Since 2019, the top executives of both Attendo business areas are women and members of executive management. Five out of nine board members are women.

Goal 8 – Decent work and economic growth

Contribution: Attendo has a good and close relationship and cooperation with local unions and complies with applicable collective agreements that offer employees good working conditions and benefits.

Initiatives 2020: Attendo has closed new wage agreements for all employees with wage increases on par with the industry. A new career development grant for outstanding employees and local operations has been established.

Goal 10 – Reduced inequalities

Contribution: Attendo actively spreads best working methods over its entire operational geographies, which increases health and care equality for people who need care.

Initiatives 2020: A new, group-wide operational model Attendo Way - has been developed and implementation has begun in all countries where Attendo operates. A new model for quality improvement is being developed.

Goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Contribution: Attendo builds care and nursing homes that contribute to urban development, make society inclusive, safe and sustainable and help local authorities offer publicly financed care of high quality to more people who need care.

Initiatives 2020: During the year, Attendo began construction of 1,036 new beds in care homes and opened 1,349 finished beds in own operations

Goal 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions

Contribution: Attendo contributes to providing greater freedom of choice and influence over their care to older people and people with disabilities, which increases their participation in society. 

Initiatives 2020: Attendo launched two new apps in 2020 to improve communication between Attendo and relatives and between Attendo’s employees.

Attendo has some material impact on 8 of 17 SDG's

  • Goal 4 – Quality education

  • Goal 6 – Clean water and sanitation

  • Goal 7 – Affordable and clean energy

  • Goal 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  • Goal 12 – Responsible consumption and production

  • Goal 13 – Climate action

  • Goal 14 – Life below water

  • Goal 15 – Life on land

Attendo has no impact on 3 of 17 SDG's

  • Goal 1 - No poverty

  • Goal 2 - Zero hunger

  • Goal 17 - Partnership for the goals

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