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Responsibility

To us, corporate responsibility means considering the economic, social and environmental aspects of our existence and growth. It is a commitment we take on to act responsibly towards our employees, users, customers, partners, investors and the societies that surround us. We take pride in empowering and supporting individuals and communities. Not only directly through our products but also through projects and initiatives across our Group to further improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss.

Care and responsibility are at the heart of our core business activities of contributing to live-changing hearing health. This is our way of ensuring positive impact on our surroundings.

Working with responsibility is a priority for Demant and we will continue to develop our initiatives in the future. This page provides an overview of how we work with responsibility and sustainability at Demant, to minimise the adverse effects of our activities by ensuring financially viable, socially balanced and environmentally sustainable business results.

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Demant is a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We report annually on our actions, initiatives and results based on the 10 UNGC principles within the areas of human rights, labour rights, environmental and anti-corruption.


We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to their success through our core-business. We contribute to SDGs 3, 4, 8, 9, and 12.

Demant products and services improve the quality of life of users and patients and we contribute to increasing the availability of a healthy and skilled workforce. As a catalyst for jobs, we stimulate the economy while protecting human and labour rights as well as promoting responsible supply chain management. By providing scientific research, upgrading the technological capa­bilities of relevant industrial sectors, and encouraging innovation, we boost R&D spending, as well as continue to pursue substituting more sustainable materials in our operations, production and products, with a current focus on reducing generation of waste through preven­tion, reduction and recycling.

We also pay special attention to SDG 5, 13 and 16. With people at our core, we aspire to create a more diverse and inclusive culture, support the Paris Agreement by joining a Danish climate committee, address our own climate impact while seeking to reduce it and commit to ensuring ethical business practices and compliance.


We do not care about our responsibility because society expects us to, or because it increases our stock value. Care for other people is the very foundation of our company. The story of our company starts with one man's passion to help his wife lead a better life, unhindered by her hearing loss. This passion for empowering people to play an active part in improving their lives is what drove us through the last century, what drives us now and what will drive us in the years to come.

In 2019, we helped more than 2 million hearing aid users and well above 10,000 users with profound, conductive and single-sided hearing loss. We diagnosed a three-digit million number of people, screened a two-digit million number of new-borns and helped people connect across distance through our personal communication technology.

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    Corporate Governance

    Read about our efforts to responsibly govern stakeholder interests as a global, listed company.

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    People and society

    Get a glimpse of how we contribute to innovative hearing health care, work with human and labour rights and give back to society.

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    Environmental protection

    We work committedly to lower our environmental footprint, among others to reduce, reuse and recycle more materials in production.


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    Business ethics

    We do business with integrity and honesty by adhering to our Demant Code of Conduct and Demant Third Party Compliance Code.


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    Job & Career

    A career at Demant opens up numerous possibilities of exciting, international positions in hearing healthcare. Join us in making a difference.

     

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    Strategy

    With a unique position in the hearing healthcare market, based on true innovation and an efficient global set-up, we are equipped to help millions of people.

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    Media

    To read more about our work with responsibility take a look at our publications here.