Sustainability

We have set ourselves ambitious sustainability goals that cover our entire value chain

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As the leading supplier of composite LPG cylinders, we are committed to play an important role in the energy transition toward a cleaner and healthier future. Guided by our values, Integrity and Drive, we carry responsible and safe activities as well as promote an inclusive work culture based on empowerment. Through innovation and world-class manufacturing, we strive to ensure long term profitability and growth for our partners and ourselves.

137 MNOK

R&D efforts 2020

100%

Renewable energy-powered manufacturing

20+ years

Proven lifetime of our cylinders

Our pillars

Health & Safety

In partnership with LPG Marketers and in recognized programs such as Cooking4life, we strive to make bottled LPG available worldwide, thus contributing to transforming lives by improving health, protecting the environment and empowering women by providing them with clean, affordable and readily available energy. We encourage the development of a proactive culture of “safety and well-being” and we are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work (GPTW).

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Environment

Our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is positively impacted by our use of renewable hydroelectric power, our lightweight cylinders which reduce carbon emissions during transportation and their 21+ years proven lifetime. Furthermore, we are ISO 14001 certified (Environmental Management). Guided by our Sustainability Strategy, our focus will remain on continuously improving our environmental footprint.

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Compliance & Ethics

In accordance with our values, Integrity and Drive, and in partnership with our customers, suppliers and industry institutions such as the World LPG Association (WLPGA), Liquid Gas Europe, Ibero American LPG Association (AIGLP) and USA’s National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), we aim at setting the highest standards for reliable products and responsible business operations. In addition, Hexagon is a member of the UN Global Compact.

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Technology

As technology pioneers for composite LPG cylinders, we have over the last 21 years built a highly resource efficient world-class manufacturing capability. As such, we are ISO 50001 certified for energy management.
Our R&D is driven by our sustainability goals which aim to keep improving our products environmental footprint throughout the value chain.

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"We strategically use a science-based approach towards the development and production of even more sustainable composite gas cylinders. Our aim is to ensure the lowest possible carbon footprint for our product's life cycle and communicate our achievements to all our stakeholders with transparency."

Margrethe Skattum

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Head of Research & Sustainability

Hexagon Group's Sustainability Reports

Hexagon Group takes ethical, environmental, social, and governance issues into account in every business decision we make

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UN Sustainability Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals that together represent a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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Environmental Product Declaration

We have been awarded an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the product stage of our cylinders.

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Key targets and ambitions 2021- 2022

  • Testing and development of new, bio-based materials
  • Engage in different projects with SINTEF, NTNU and other composite manufacturers to explore reuse/recycling solutions for composite waste
  • Publish environmental product declarations (EPDs) for composite cylinders
  • Perform Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for different use phase and end-of-life phase scenarios
  • Develop LCA calculator tool applicable to all business areas
  • We commit to 100% recycling of plastic casing waste from our production


Some of our research projects, partly funded by The Norwegian Research Council

ReCoMFi

The aim of the project is to ensure a future circularity for mechanically recycled composite materials into the production of new demanding composite products and applications. The project is in cooperation with different industrial partners in Norway, including Amiblu, Vello, Steni and Ecofiber, and with SINTEF as research partner.

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CompDetect

The aim of the project is to develop non-destructive damage detection methods for advanced and long lifetime composite products and to develop a chemical recycling process for vinylester based composites. The project is in cooperation with the industrial partners Brødrene Aa and Steni, and with SINTEF as research partner.

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Lifetime

The aim of the project is to predict the lifetime of advanced composite products by using multivariat analysis and develop algorithms based on both accelerated and real-life climatically aged composite structures. The project is in cooperation with NTNU as research partner.

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DataVar

The project aim is to achieve advanced use of Big Data from our fully automated and digitized manufacturing plant to strive towards Industry 4.0 and manufacturing excellence. The project is in cooperation with the industrial partner BENTELER and with NTNU and SINTEF as research partners.

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KomVent

The aim of the project is to explore the potential of utilizing composite materials in advanced applications to replace brass for improved sustainability of our product system. The project is in cooperation with the industrial partner Isiflo and SINTEF as research partner.

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Hexagon Ragasco AS
Raufoss Industrial Park, B306
P.O. Box 50, 2831 Raufoss
NORWAY

Phone
+47 61 15 16 00

Organisation number
NO878 612 752