Camfil aligns its strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have identified four goals that are the most relevant to our business that enable us to provide the most meaningful global contribution.
The UN’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and related targets aim to fight inequality, end extreme poverty and protect the world we live in. To achieve the SDGs, businesses must make significant efforts. They must adopt a sustainability mindset, anchoring sustainability in company strategies, core business activities and employee behaviours.
SDG 3 calls for actions to address determinants of health such as air pollution.
Camfil’s products and entire line of business revolve around helping our customers ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages. We do this by producing the highest efficiency air filters that remove harmful particles and contaminants in ventilated air and by providing air-pollution control systems that collect dust, mist and fumes for safer work environments. Whether for residential, commercial or industrial use, our products protect people, equipment, processes and the air we all breathe.
SDG 11 aims to reduce the adverse environmental impact of cities by 2030, including by paying special attention to air quality.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 90% of the world’s population live in places exceeding WHO air quality guidelines. Camfil’s air filters and clean air solutions are some of the most energy-efficient on the market, and help purify the indoor air and create more sustainable buildings around the world where people live, study and work.
SDG 8 calls for promoting safe, secure working environments to create decent work opportunities.
Camfil provides satisfactory working conditions for nearly 5,200 employees at offices and manufacturing sites around the world. In addition to our Code of Business Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Health & Safety Handbook,which provide governance on these particular issues, we have strong human-resource management practices at our local workplaces and local employee healthcare programmes. Our global workforce helps us steadily grow sales and support economic growth in more than 30 countries. We conduct due diligence and proactively integrate our strong culture around work ethics in all companies that Camfil acquires.
SDG 12 calls for actions to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and mainstream sustainability practices.
One of its sub-targets is to ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles. As with most manufacturing companies, Camfil’s own operations generate emissions that have negative impacts in relation to SDG 12.