The UN Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all the world’s governments at the United Nations in 2015 and provide a common and necessary roadmap. In Data Respons, we celebrate these goals and believe in making a difference from inside. Inside the technology and inside our companies. We strive to explore technology projects contributing to a more sustainable world, especially those making the world greener, stronger, smarter and more equal.
All 17 of the UN SDGs are relevant to our business, yet we have chosen to focus on four main areas. Good health and Well-being, Quality Education, Climate action and environmental issues and Reduced Inequalities. We find that we can contribute more within these four areas and that they are enablers to further strengthen the full set of UN goals.
One of Data Respons core values is taking total responsibility – and when it comes to health we mean taking responsibility for your own body and mind as well as looking out for others.
Emerging technologies like AI, 5G and smart devices enable digitalisation within healthcare. For example, we have developed technology that ensures high training of medical staff for a customer in the medtech industry.
As a responsible business we support several efforts in promoting good health. All our employees benefit from our motivational In-Shape program facilitating activity in everyone’s daily lives.
Education is key to achieve many of the other sustainability goals. Quality education can break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequalities and reach gender equality.
In 2016 and 2017 we contributed with specialist competence in the development of No Isolation’s classroom robot, allowing children with long-term sick leave to attend school from home through a telepresence robot.
In 2018 we started a new partnership with the organisation The Society for Street Children in Nepal focusing on educating children and teenage girls into nurses and midwives. We are also pleased to continue our work with the organization On Own Feet helping children in war torn countries access to schools.
Inequalities based on income, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity and religion are according to the UN still continuing to persist across the world.
We believe technology can empower people with disabilities. An example is the ReSound device creating a direct connection between a hearing aid and your smart devices – allowing people with hearing disabilities access the sound from their smart devices directly through their hearing aids.
Aside from technological efforts we cooperate with a range of charities promoting the education of women, opportunities for the mentally disabled and that enable children living in poverty to go to school.
In Data Respons, we have a target of being involved in more than 50 sustainable technology projects annually. This means that we seek to engage in customer development projects that have a positive impact on the environment.
Our specialists have participated in various development projects within electric optimization technology. One example includes the Easee charging robot that automatically manages charging of your electrical vehicle according to supply and demand on the power grid optimizing power consumption and lowering costs making it more affordable to drive electric.
Another example promoting clean and affordable energy and including a larger eco system is EnBw’s EnergyBase. This system automatically optimizes energy consumption with its self-learning algorithm and controls the entire energy consumption in your home enabling users to produce and sell energy back on the grid.