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Environment

Falck strives to help people to feel safer in their everyday lives and we will come to their rescue when they are in need of assistance. We take this responsibility further by focusing on protecting our surroundings from any negative environmental impact that Falck’s business activities may cause to wider society. 


Our policy is to strive to minimise our environmental footprint and we will always – as a minimum – comply with local authority rules. We will also do our utmost to avoid the use of environmentally damaging and harmful materials and constantly strive to prevent hazardous environmental impacts. 


We require that our suppliers and business partners act in an environmentally conscious way so as to comply with environmental rules. Falck also expects suppliers and business partners to help Falck by taking an active part in developing environmentally friendly measures.


However, as we are not a production company, Falck has a relatively limited environmental footprint. 


At Falck, we work to:

  • ​reduce fuel consumption
  • use environmentally-friendly technologies, work processes, substances and materials in connection with new purchases and when resourcing existing work processes
  • aim for a high rate of recycling and the lowest possible environmental impact in connection with waste handling.


We manage the responsibility for environmental risk management as close to the local operation as possible. This supports our endeavours to constantly control risks, improve performance and create a sense of local ownership in order to mitigate environmental risks.


Reducing fuel consumption

Falck's main impact on the environment stems from the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of our fleet of vehicles, ambulances, fire vehicles and roadside assistance vehicles. As a result, Falck has identified this as a high-risk area on which to focus mitigating activities.


Consequently, Falck has implemented several projects and initiatives in recent years to create awareness of and mitigate the risk related to fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per kilometre driven. As mentioned above, we also work to reduce our overall environmental footprint, and we aim to handle our waste responsibly. 


At Falck, we have implemented the Green and Safe Driving project, which has helped us to reduce fuel consumption. Where possible, we choose vehicles with smaller engine types and lower CO2 emissions. However, in some areas, customers specify the type of vehicles that Falck is required to use, which to some extent limits these possibilities.  


In efforts to reduce fuel consumption, Falck has redesigned ambulances and patient transport vehicles, so they have less air resistance and therefore consume less fuel per kilometre. 


Recycling and waste management

Some of our operations in Emergency, Safety Services and Falck Global Assistance are certified to the ISO 14001 standard and thus have a waste management and recycling process in place. 


These processes and initiatives are managed locally, but with the support of the Global Quality, Health, Safety and Environment departments in Emergency and Safety Services. With the work performed in the local entities, Falck is able to reduce waste, though being a service provider the waste is rather limited.


​​Polititorvet

DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel.: +45 70 33 33 11

Fax.: +45 33 15 29 57 

contact@falck.com

 

CBR: 16271241

 

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