Controlant’s vision is to unleash the power of people and technology to deliver zero-waste supply chains for its partners and the planet.
Controlant’s vision is to unleash the power of people and technology to deliver zero-waste supply chains for its partners and the planet. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Controlant. Our core value proposition is to make the world’s supply chains more sustainable, resilient, and integrated. Due to ever-growing demand for Controlant’s solutions from new and existing customers in the pharmaceutical industry, Controlant is announcing the formation of a new sustainability team led to support further growth and accelerate our sustainability journey.
The new sustainability team is led by Vicki Preibisch, Vice President of Sustainability. With Vicki on the team are Sigurdur Petur Markusson, Sustainability Analyst and Unnur Thordis Kristinsdottir, Sustainability Analyst.
Gisli Herjolfsson, CEO and co-founder at Controlant:
“Sustainability is more important than ever for our customers, employees, suppliers, lenders, and investors. At Controlant, we are driven by our vision to enable a zero-waste supply chain for our partners and the planet. We continuously improve product quality and safety in the global pharma supply chain with our real-time visibility solutions and services. I’m pleased to have Vicki Preibisch joining us, leading Sustainability at Controlant. I am confident that Vicki and the newly formed sustainability team will accelerate our sustainability journey and help us deliver on our ambitious growth strategy and bring value to our customers”.
Vicki Preibisch has been appointed as the first ever VP of Sustainability at Controlant responsible for driving Controlant’s sustainability efforts. Her appointment follows the approval of Controlant’s Corporate Social Responsibility guidance policy as compass for sustainable development and the company joining theUN Global Compact.
Vicki is a senior sustainability practitioner and is certified as a Sustainability and Climate Risk expert by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. Vicki brings a wealth of 16 years+ corporate, international experience that will support Controlant’s ambitious growth journey. Vicki is joining from Marel, where she worked in Investor Relations and Sustainability since 2019. At Marel Vicki led ESG reporting including climate-related financial disclosures, ESG rating discussions and supported the organization in setting science-based targets. Prior to moving to Iceland Vicki was a Vice President in Corporate & Investment Banking at Citigroup in Amsterdam and worked as an Analyst and Research Associate at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
Sigurdur holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and M.Sc. in Innovation Management from Reykjavik University. During his studies Sigurður went on an exchange for two semesters to IÉSEG School of Management, Paris. Sigurdur is a sustainability enthusiast. During his studies Sigurdur focused on sustainable development and frequently participated in innovation competitions. He participated in starting up a Carbon offsetting company, did a double internship at Marel's sustainability team within the innovation department. As well as representing Reykjavik University in a circular economy conference in Bucharest.
Unnur holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from Reykjavík University. In her studies she focused on sustainability and wrote her thesis on ESG risks in food retail. During her studies Unnur went on an exchange to Esade Business School, Barcelona. Where she also did an internship at Iceland Seafood Ibérica, conducting market research for frozen fish. Previously Unnur worked at Marel as a Business Analyst supporting the sales organization within the industry Retail and Food Service Solutions. In her role at Marel Unnur oversaw KPI dashboards, organized business reviews, set up the annual sales business cycle and took part in sustainability development projects.
Vicki Preibisch, VP of Sustainability:
“Controlant’s vision is to unleash the power of people and technology to deliver zero-waste supply chains for its partners and the planet. Sustainability has always been at the heart of everything we do at Controlant. Our core value proposition is to make the world’s supply chains more sustainable, resilient, and integrated.
We recognize the urgency to protect our planet, to meet the needs of a growing population and generations to come. As a company with true purpose and impact for our employees, customers, shareholders and stakeholders, we aspire to become one of the most sustainable companies in our industry, setting a clear path towards sustainability leadership, by balancing environmental, social, and economic performance.”
Controlant’s aim is to demonstrate its climate commitment towards a net zero-carbon future by doing the following:
Establish a greenhouse gas emission baseline no later than 2023.
This means we will build an inventory of sources of carbon emission from our business activities, covering scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3. The emission baseline provides our starting point against which we measure our progress and define a path towards decarbonization.
Science-based targets provide a clearly defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the latest climate science to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050. Controlant will have its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.
This includes company-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory and progress against published targets. Transparency is one of Controlant’s core values. In 2023 we are taking first steps towards measuring and externally reporting our sustainability information, following best-practice guidelines and internationally recognized ESG reporting standards, such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and frameworks such as the UN Global Compact and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. Over time we expect our ESG reporting to become more granular, steering Controlant towards sustainability leadership, enabling our customers and suppliers to execute on their climate commitments.
We will do this by:
Controlant supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. In 2022 we committed to implementing those principles as part of our operations and culture, with a focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals #2 zero hunger, #3 good health and well-being, #5 gender equality, #12 responsible consumption and production, and #13 climate action.
On 25 September, organizations around the world are raising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals flag in a united call for international cooperation to promote wellbeing and make the world a better place by 2030. As a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and a company with a clear purpose to make a positive impact, Controlant employees are raising the flag as a symbol of our commitment to a joint global effort.
Controlant today announced it has received $40m in financing to support future growth from Funds advised by Apax Credit, the credit-investing arm of Apax Partners LLP (“Apax”).
For the second year in a row, Controlant has passed an extensive Service Organization Control Type 2 (SOC 2) audit, reflecting our continuing prioritization of data security. The audit covers information security, particularly how we manage customer data in a secure manner. The audit, conducted by KPMG, produced an assertation report verifying the effectiveness of Controlant’s quality and information security procedures.