Sustainability at Aquaporin

Protecting the world’s water

We’re here to make a difference. Aquaporin is built upon a commitment to fight the global water crisis and drive change. With our technology, we encourage responsible consumption of the Earth’s most valuable resource – water.

We work to eliminate the use of plastic bottles and ensure safer consumption of drinking water by improving the access to clean tap water and thereby addressing waterborne diseases. And we seek to ensure more sustainable production patterns by reducing wastewater volumes and the energy consumption of water treatment.
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A resource under pressure

The Earth’s resources are under pressure, and we are here to preserve them. Water scarcity, pollution of waters, climate change and an increased freshwater consumption has created an immense water crisis.

The International Panel on Climate Change concludes that 80 % of the world’s population suffer from threats to water security. Urbanization, improved living standards and a growing world population are the main reasons. We sincerely believe that our technology contributes to a better tomorrow, and we are on a mission to address this problem.

A commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2005, Aquaporin has been on a mission to ensure better access to clean water. Even before UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were formulated, our technology was developed to cater for the targets described in SDG 6: reducing pollution, reducing the proportion of untreated wastewater, increasing water reuse efficiency, and increasing recycling of water.

We work actively with the SDGs. Within the industrial water segment, our focus on the textile industry was selected in connection with our participation in the SDG Ambition Accelerator Programme. According to UN estimates, the global fashion industry is responsible for a staggering 20 % of the global wastewater discharge. The industry faces serious challenges with pollution and high dependency on clean water, but with our solutions, we empower textile factories to clean and reuse up to 95 % of their wastewater.

We want to be change makers pushing more sustainable technologies to transform the polluting textile industry. Therefore, we are proud to be alumni of the global Fashion for Good Programme which brings together manufacturers, investors, innovators and apparel brands to make all fashion good.
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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.


SDG 3

  • Improving access to clean drinking water and thereby addressing problems with waterborne diseases
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

SDG 6 

  • Improving access to clean drinking water
  • Strengthening water quality through better wastewater treatment
  • Reducing water consumption through more efficient processing
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


SDG 12

  • Optimizing customers' water consumption
  • Contributing to the sustainable management of natural resources
  • Reducing wastewater volumes
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

SDG 14

  • Reducing marine pollution 
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

SDG 17

  • Focusing on knowledge sharing and entering public private partnerships
  • Offering our technology in cooperation with partners in developing countries

Responsibility

In support of the UN Global Compact

Being a UN Global Compact signatory, we commit to following the Compact’s universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption – and agree to take actions to advance those principles.

We’re all in this together

All of Aquaporin’s team members play a crucial role in the realization of our vision. We aim to be an inclusive workplace with a good work-life balance, where we can all thrive, develop and grow. We regularly conduct surveys to understand how Aquaporin can become an even better place to work.

Diversity, inclusion and the art of being open-minded

We firmly believe in promoting diversity at all levels of the organization to create a dynamic work environment and an open culture without prejudice and discrimination, and we focus on ensuring equal career advancement opportunities for all employees. We believe that a diverse workplace enhances innovation, problem-solving competencies and creativity. We work cross-culturally with a strong understanding of the communities in which we operate. When hiring new team members, we focus on finding the right candidate for the job regardless of gender, nationality, age, sexuality, religious belief, and cultural background. The result is a diverse team with more than 20 different nationalities.

Workplace

Health and safety: A safe environment is crucial to Aquaporin’s employees and our daily operations. We support a safe and healthy work environment for all employees anchored in our occupational safety and health group. We aim to enable our employees to identify unhealthy and unsafe behavior, and we have implemented several initiatives to underline the […]
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Labor and human rights

Aquaporin believes that access to safely managed drinking water is a right for everyone. However, we know that water reserves are sources of conflict in communities worldwide, and the preservation of these play a central role in solving socioeconomic problems and advancing access to clean water. As a global water technology company, Aquaporin wishes to […]
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Governance & transparency

Transparency Our internal whistleblower policy describes and outlines the procedures of our whistleblower scheme adopted in December 2021. If you become aware of illegal or unethical misconduct, we strongly encourage you to report it to Aquaporin either through your regular channels of communication or using Aquaporin’s whistleblower reporting channel. To access the portal, click here. […]
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Supply chain

Aquaporin and its employees are committed to the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility. We require that the third parties that we do business with to do the same. We expect that our suppliers commit to our standard of responsible business conduct. Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the standards we expect from our […]
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Diversity & innovation

Inclusion and the art of being open-minded All of Aquaporin’s team members play a crucial role in the realization of our vision. We firmly believe in promoting diversity at all levels of the organization to create a dynamic, creative, and innovative work environment. We aim to create an open culture without prejudice and discrimination, and […]
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Certifications & standards

ISO 9001:2015 Certification Aquaporin is certified ISO 9001:2015, a well-recognized international standard helping to specify requirements for a quality management system and ensuring that products and services always meet high-quality standards and customer’s requirements. For Aquaporin, the process of getting certified supported our ongoing initiatives towards maturing and developing our organization. The process assisted us […]
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Board and management level

The Board of Directors pursues the target of having at least 33 % female representation amongst its members by 2024. We have a continued focus on gender diversity, why we also aim to increase the representation of women in other management levels by 2024, in line with the targets for representation on the Board of Directors.

Our Diversity Policy has been prepared with the purpose of promoting equal opportunities through encouragement of diversity including age, gender, education, nationality, international experience, and ethnicity.

“Our technology has been developed and proven by working with an open innovation mindset for more than a decade. In close collaboration with governments, research institutions, system integrators, end-users and even the world of art, we are striving to solve the world’s long-term water crisis through partnerships.”

Peter Holme Jensen, Chief Innovation Officer

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Report your concern

Aquaporin’s whistleblower 
reporting channel

If you become aware of illegal or unethical misconduct, we strongly encourage you to report it to Aquaporin either through your regular channels of communication or using Aquaporin’s whistleblower reporting channel.
Click here

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Bo Karmark
Email: bka@aquaporin.com

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