1. October 2020
The wind supplier PolyTech has achieved the attractive SDG certification from Bureau Veritas as the first in the wind turbine industry. The company is now setting more goals and is integrating world goals into their business strategy.

The wind turbine industry and the green transition go hand in hand. Since 2015, the industry and the rest of the business community have also had a special focus on the UN’s 17 SDGs. At PolyTech, which is a supplier to the wind turbine industry, the 17 goals are central to the company’s business goals and strategy.

PolyTech has gone so far with the SDGs in the business that the company has just been SDG-certified by the renowned auditor Bureau Veritas – incidentally as the first company ever in the global wind turbine industry.

“We have chosen to become SDG certified to emphasise to our customers, partners, and employees that we are wholeheartedly committed to promoting the UN’s 17 SDGs. Sustainability and accountability are an essential part of the products and services we offer. Companies without a markedly positive attitude towards the SDGs will in the long run become unattractive to both employees and customers.

In addition, the SDGs are an excellent framework for ensuring focus on the areas where we at PolyTech can make the biggest difference. For PolyTech, it is absolutely essential that we actively participate in improving the social and climatic challenges that the world continues to face,” explains CEO Mads Kirkegaard, who globally heads approximately 800 employees.


SDGs as a strategic foundation

For PolyTech, the certification is only a first step on a long SDG journey that will have a pervasive impact on the business strategy of the wind turbine company.

In our 2025 strategy, everything from product development, production, processes, and procedures have been reviewed to ensure that they have the SDGs in mind. When you as a company start to implement the SDGs, it is important that it does not become a process that is disconnected from the daily business process but is an integral part of the way we think about business,” Mads Kirkegaard points out.

“PolyTech’s focus on global goals and certification is also crucial for retaining and not least attracting labour on the international stage,” Mads Kirkegaard emphasises.


The industry must pursue the SDGs

PolyTech recognises that it is especially important for the wind turbine industry to be at the forefront:

“The products and solutions we offer contribute to the green transition and must of course be produced responsibly and in accordance with the SDGs. Of course, we are proud to say that we are certified in the 17 SDGs, as we thereby show that we assist with the solving some of the social and climate problems the world faces,” says Mads Kirkegaard.

“The international certification company Bureau Veritas is behind the SDG certification,” he adds.


Facts about the SDG certification:

  • A certification scheme from Bureau Veritas Certification, which documents companies’ implementation of the UN’s global goals for sustainable development.
  • The company’s efforts with mapping, selecting, and implementing of the SDGs are screened and assessed according to established criteria.
  • If the company meets the established requirements, the company will receive an SDG certificate as a result.
  • After the certification, annual maintenance visits are carried out to document the further efforts to achieve the SDGs.