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Our sustainability work

We contribute to the sustainable development of Norwegian society and long-term value creation. We set requirements and provide support.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s shared blueprint for eradicating poverty, fighting inequality and stopping climate change by 2030.

The goals are closely interrelated and need to be achieved together. We have identified the following four goals as areas in which we can make a difference through our activities:


Learn more about our work on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our collaboration partners

We collaborate with a wide range of organisations and networks in order to fulfil our social function in the best possible way.


KBN and CICERO have created a climate risk tool for the local government sector.

Test out your municipality’s climate risk.

Skift– Business and industry’s climate leaders

As a member of Skift, we are a driver for Norway achieving its climate goals by 2030. Read more about Skift.


We work with the Zero Emission Resource Foundation (ZERO) on local government climate issues, including the annual awards for the best local government climate measures.

Norwegian Climate Foundation

We work with the Norwegian Climate Foundation on communicating knowledge on local government climate risk, and we have produced a booklet together: Climate Risk -  What Can You Do at Your Municipality?

Read the booklet (PDF, only in Norwegian)

More collaboration partners

We are reducing carbon footprint

The Eco-Lighthouse Foundation

As an Eco-Lighthouse business, we work to create a good working environment with high levels of job satisfaction and motivation, and the lowest possible sick leave rate.

Learn more about our certification.

Stakeholder dialogue

We base our sustainability work on extensive dialogue with our stakeholders, including both stakeholders who are affected by KBN's activities and those who can influence our activities to a material extent. These stakeholders include KBN’s customers, employees, owner, Board of Directors, the authorities, investors and society in general. We regularly review our priorities in the area of sustainability in relation to the expectations of our most important stakeholders, and we are carrying out a new materiality analysis in 2019.

Sustainability reporting

We follow the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in our sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting.

We report on our sustainability work as part of our integrated annual reports.

Guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility

We set requirements in respect of sustainable conduct for KBN itself, our suppliers and our customers, and we set the bar a little higher each year.

We provide support to our customers, including by sharing our knowledge and offering digital solutions and sustainable products.

KBN’s Overall Guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility


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