Eltel contributes to building a sustainable future

Megatrends such as climate change, digitalisation, urbanisation and the need for security drive Eltel’s operating environment, providing both opportunities and challenges. These influence the energy, communication and transportation infrastructures that are deployed and maintained to serve our daily needs. Eltel addresses these megatrends by aiming to build a better and more sustainable world for everyone and for generations to come.

Sustainability Review 2016

Employees drive Eltel’s success

  • 9,500 employees, of which 13% are female
  • 18% of employees are under 30 years of age and 18% over 55 years
  • 74% of Eltel employees participated in Group-wide Employee Engagement Survey to make Eltel a better workplace
  • 1,800 employees reached via Code of Conduct e-learning

Health and Safety is an important priority area

  • 7.5 lost time injuries per million working hours, reduction from 10.5 in 2015
  • 68% increase in management safety walks performed
  • 4,100 near-miss and potential incident reports, 2.7 times more than in 2015
  • 1 fatality

Eltel provides environmentally friendly solutions

  • 4.3% reduction in average CO2 emissions of Eltel’s fleet of cars and vans since 2015
  • More than 5 million smart meters installed and in order backlog in the Nordic region since 2006
  • 36,300 tonnes of CO2 from total European fleet
  • 10 years of experience in wind power projects

Eltel responds to stakeholder expectations and global megatrends

  • Deployment of energy efficient and lower environmental impact technologies such as Smart Grids and Smart Metering
  • Implementing renewable energy such as Wind Power and new infrastructures to transport electricity from new generation to consumption
  • Continuous reduction of CO2 emissions from Eltel’s vehicle fleet
  • Several engineering studies and installations of charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Promoting interplay between Power and Communication by means of digitalisation

Risk-based approach to promoting sustainability throughout the value chain

Eltel’s service delivery is dependent on reliable and competent subcontractors and suppliers. We are committed to maintaining and promoting fair and decent working conditions throughout our whole value chain.

Contributing to the societies in which we operate

Eltel is committed to respecting human rights, decent working conditions, anti-corruption and fair business practices in all our areas of operation, as well as improving HSE culture in higher risk regions. We aim to live up to our stakeholders’ expectations and contribute positively to the societies in which we operate, ensuring customer trust, attractiveness as a workplace and investor satisfaction. Eltel’s business model involves hiring of local employees and contractors, and transferring knowledge and technologies to local communities, thus contributing to their future development.

Sustainability targets

Eltel has identified its key impact areas and set the following goals for its sustainability work:

People Be the industry’s best workplace with the best people in the Infranet field
Health & Safety Zero fatal accidents

Reduce Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) of employees to 7 by 2017

Reduce the number of major injuries to zero in the long term

Environment Reduce the average emissions of cars and vans by a minimum of 4% per annum until 2017
Society Identify and mitigate local risks in all operating areas

Contribute to sustainable development and welfare

Supply chain Categorise subcontractors and suppliers based on risk level

Conduct self-assessments and on-site evaluations accordingly

Include high-risk partners in Eltel’s incident reporting system by 2018


Eltel AB POB 126 23, SE-112 92 Stockholm, Sweden

Tel. +46 8 585 376 00 | E-mail: info@eltelnetworks.com