Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Jabra. Our products help you stay connected with people wherever they are in the world, without damaging the environment by traveling in cars and planes. We proactively address environmental and social issues, both in our day-to-day operations and across our full value chain, building on a long history of innovation and a strong culture of compliance and business ethics.
Jabra strictly follows the UN Guiding Principles of Responsible Business. GN has been signatories to the UN Global Compact since 2010.
Jabra was ranked in the top quarter by EcoVadis, scoring above average in all categories: environment, labor and human rights, business ethics and sustainable procurement. We are happy to share our detailed scorecard with our business partners on request.
As part of GN, Jabra was rated AA on its performance in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) by the leading rating agency MSCI.
Several Jabra headsets are TCO-certified. TCO-certification is the most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products, including headsets. Find our TCO-certified products here.
Our site in Xiamen is ISO14001 certified, and through our Responsible Sourcing Policy and audits, we ensure our manufacturing partners also actively work to reduce their environmental footprint.
As of 2020, we use FSC certified carbon and paper in our packaging, ensuring it is sourced in the most sustainable way.
Our products make life sound better, and allow you to Hear More, Do More and Be More so that you can lead a healthier and happier life. In our operations we avoid negative impact on health by complying with chemical, hazardous substance regulations.
By driving a culture of diversity and inclusion in our recruitment, employee development and internal networks, we strive to empower underrepresented groups in leadership positions.
Driven by our commitment to UN Global Compact, we set high internal standards and strictly audit suppliers to ensure human and labor rights are protected at all times.
The dynamic industries in which we operate drive us to operate on the leading edge of innovation, to develop products and services that meet society’s future needs.
We do business the right way. Through our policies and due diligence processes in among other conflict minerals, responsible sourcing and anti-corruption, we set high standards across our value chain.
Using our video conferencing is up to 92% more climate friendly than flying*. In our operations, we strive to limit our carbon footprint too, through efficiency in manufacturing and distribution.* “Climate footprint of a video meeting using Jabra PanaCast and comparison to face-to-face meeting” – 2.0 LCA Consultants for GN (2019)
GN's 2025 sustainability goals build upon our long commitment to make real and lasting impact. Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals, our goals focus on three priority areas where we believe we can make the greatest impact: protecting our climate, sustainable products and packaging and health. Read more about our goals here.
Jabra PanaCast offers a solution to significantly reduce your carbon footprint without needing to compromise on the quality of your meetings.
In 2019, an external consultancy* conducted an environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) on Jabra PanaCast, which pro-vides companies with the world’s first AI-enabled Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play video solution to facilitate effective remote collaboration. The LCA showed us how materials used, manufacturing, distribution and energy use contribute to the climate footprint of the product.* * “Climate footprint of a video meeting using Jabra PanaCast and comparison to face-to-face meeting” – 2.0 LCA Consultants for GN (2019)
At Jabra, we actively consider these 6 dimensions in product development and management, focusing on changes that have the largest environmental impact and that meet specific customer requirements.
Our approach is data-driven. We execute life cycle assessments (LCAs) on our existing product portfolio that will help us prioritize sustainable changes to our products and packaging.
For more detail on our current activities in these 6 dimensions, see pages 15-18 of our 2020 Sustainability | ESG Report.
As described in our Responsible Sourcing Policy, we expect our suppliers to operate in accordance with the UN Principles of Responsible Business. We continuously audit tier 1 and key tier 2 suppliers annually on the following areas:
Suppliers that fail the audit or pass conditionally are required to improve in areas of non conformance and continuous non-compliance can lead to a supplier being excluded. To encourage better performance, we award our best supplier with a CSR Award every year.
Our products contain tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. These are also known as conflict minerals if they originate from mines controlled by military groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nine adjacent countries. As stipulated in our Conflict Minerals Policy, GN does not want to use conflict minerals. See our Conflict Minerals Policy and Responsible Sourcing Policy for more details.
For more details, read GN Store Nord A/S 2020 ESG | Sustainability Report.