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The Sigrid Göransson sustainability award 2024 to digitalized recycling program for used carbide tools

The “Sandvik Sustainability Award in Memory of Sigrid Göransson” 2024 was awarded to the team behind a digitalized tool recycling program for customers that has made a substantial impact on reducing waste.

By collaborating closely with customers, a team from Sandvik Machining Solutions’ divisions has made further developments of their long-established buy-back programs to retrieve customers’ used carbide tools and recycle them into new products. With a purpose to retrieve more than 90 percent of the sold carbide volumes, the team developed a digitalized solution with several benefits. Through a self-service portal, the recycling process has been made simpler for customers. It has also increased traceability for Sandvik.

The winners of the “The Sandvik Sustainability Award in Memory of Sigrid Göransson” 2024 were announced at the Annual General Meeting of Sandvik April 29.

Read an article and watch a video about the awarded recycling program

This year, the winners of the “Sandvik Sustainability Award in Memory of Sigrid Göransson” came from business area segment Sandvik Machining Solutions. The photo shows Eva Kyriakopoulou, Sigrid Surkamp, Maria Alexandersson, Antonia Dåderman and Malvina Roci. They were presented with the award by Stefan Widing, President and CEO, at the Annual General Meeting April 29. Antonia Dåderman participated in the award ceremony on behalf of Jill Glynn who was unable to attend. Kathrin Lampel was also not able to attend.

The Sandvik Sustainability award in the memory of Sigrid Göransson

Sigrid Göransson was the granddaughter of Göran Fredrik Göransson, founder of Sandvik and the daughter of Anders Henrik Göransson, CEO of Sandvik. Sigrid made the company focus on social responsibility and improved working conditions at a time when that was rare.

In the name of Sigrid Göransson, Sandvik has launched an annual sustainability award to celebrate the best innovations within the company. It is an internal award praising our heritage of sustainability and community involvement. The prize will go to a solution that has had a measurable and lasting impact on environmental, economic or social sustainability at Sandvik or in local communities.

Read more about the sustainability award and see a list of previous winners

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