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Helping save lives

For more than 60 years, our mission has been helping save lives. The key word is “helping”. Our role is to develop educational and therapy solutions and services that help train and equip both healthcare professionals and lay people to save lives.

To have the greatest impact on our mission, we work with partners in professional associations, NGOs and governments to develop actions for widespread implementation. And we have set a bold goal for the next decade: Helping save one million more lives. Every year. By 2030. How this goal will be achieved is described at

Our guiding stars are the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG3, Good Health and Well-Being. Our focus is on reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality, and improving survival from accidents and non-communicable diseases like sudden cardiac arrest.

Doing business that contributes to a better world goes beyond our contributions to SDG3. We also impact other SDGs by setting clear targets for 2030 on emissions, materials use, and social responsibility. We are not only committed to achieving our goal of helping save one million more lives but doing so in a sustainable manner.

Tore Lærdal
Chairman and CEO


More from the sustainability report:

 A vision with action 

Based on the company mission and vision we have set bold sustainability goals for 2030 with clear actions year by year to assure delivery. 

 Measure to improve

All direct and indirect emissions generated as a result of our economic activity across the three emission scopes are measured in a proven, methodical manner. 


 Carbon neutral

Achieve a 70% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Across; facilities, transport and travel, and supply chain. 
Offset any residual emissions.


 Circular solutions

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 
Design sustainability into new products, solutions, and sales models. We aim to use circular materials throughout the value chain. 

 Social responsibility

Implement UNGP and OECD guidelines throughout our supply chain and cascade to the next level from the largest suppliers.