Environment & climate Reduce, reuse, recycle and replace Designing greener products We want to improve ways in which we can design greener Demant products. To support this, we form strategic partnerships and grow our positive impact while learning from others’ best practices. Since 2017, Demant’s Hearing Aids business has collaborated with Philips to become brand licensee for the Philips Hearing Solutions brand, which was introduced in 2019. Through such partnerships, we co-create value from the expertise within two different companies. Responsible Business Alliance As brand licensee our products must comply with Philip’s Sus- tainable Manufacture Requirements. To ensure this, we carry our RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) audits every third year at production sites. The audits include in-depth evalua- tions of the social, ethical, occupational health and safety and environmental performance. Substances As a market leader with sustainability, Philips’s requirements bring value to all Demant brands. The collaboration also confirms that Demant are on track with much of what we do: • Total alignment and strong cooperation between our substance restricted list and Philips RSL (regulated substances list) which combines legal, industry, and Philips voluntary requirements. • Strong engagement and motivation for the Material and Chemical team to work with an external partner who share the same focus of interest and overall goals. 129 Demant ∙ Sustainability Report 2021 Green products At Demant, we are experts in audiology, and Philips sits on core knowledge about consumer electronics. The aim of green products is to make the world more sustainable, and together our two companies can get one step closer toward this ambition.
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