Camfil has been focused on sustainability since our foundation 1963 - it's ingrained in our identity and operations. Considering that we typically spend 90% of our time indoors, it's crucial to make informed choices about the clean air solutions your building requires. The question is what makes a sustainable solution? Let’s explore how, at Camfil, we work with sustainable practices through the cradle to grave approach for our clean air solutions.

Comparing sustainable solutions

Two filters placed side by side may appear identical on the outside, however when we look deeper elements such as energy costs, operational lifetime and disposal costs can really differentiate between a clean air solution and a sustainable clean air solution.

Gabriele Bosco is our Product Sustainability Manager EMEA with many years of experience within this field. Find his seven most important considerations for choosing a sustainable filter solution in his blog post.


So what is the true cost of a filter? It extends beyond the initial purchase; there are various aspects and expenses associated with installation and replacement. Hence, it's prudent to examine the life cycle cost (LCC) or total cost of ownership (TCO) of a filter. As depicted in the graphic, only 10% of the total cost pertains to the filter itself, with the bulk being attributed to energy expenses.

Camfil’s R&D Department provides a Life Cycle Cost (LCC) software to help air filter users to select the best filtration solution in terms of indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy performance. The software considers filter efficiency, filter life, filter change labor, filter cost, disposal costs and allows for varied inputs for all of these factors plus the largest filter expense – energy usage. Empowering you to make wise and informed decisions. Please contact your local Camfil representative to know more about this type of analysis for your site.

Read our blog about tco and lcc
Purchase price & operational cost of clean air solutions


Paula Nowojska is one of our Product Manager for our comfort solutions. These products are mainly used in HVAC applications. Listen to how Paula works with sustainability in her effort to provide best in class HVAC solutions.

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Benjamin Rühl has worked with Camfil for more than 15 years. His role as Product Manager for our Clean process range of products in EMEA has always had a clear sustainability road map. Listen as Benjamin explains how sustainability practices are in the DNA of our clean process products.

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Thi Quynh Nguyen Mazo is our EMEA product manager for our Molecular Contamination Control products. With MCC there are many aspects that can impact how sustainable the solution is. Listen as Quynh outlines how sustainability is considered to ensure our customers receive the best in class Molecular Contamination control products.

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Ulf Persson is Product Manager for dust, fume and mist extraction solutions at Camfil for the EMEA region with more than 30 years’ experience in air filtration and industrial dust collection.

In this video, Ulf is highlight important considerations when determining efficient & effective extraction solutions, always considering in our mind that Camfil's customers bare the operational costs during the entire system lifetime.

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Sustainability without compromise

Camfil has had sustainability at the forefront of our mind since day one. Together with our customers, employees and stakeholders we believe that we can help shape a truly sustainable future without compromise. Taking a holistic approach we look at the entire product life cycle including energy cost, filter cost, replacement cost, labour and disposal costs. We focus on both efficiency and design so our products can deliver superior performance, while achieving the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). In 2023, a new sustainability framework was implemented within operational processes, emphasising the journey towards achieving net-zero emissions. As a result we are taking major leaps to minimize our environmental footprint and to maximize our customers’ handprint in delivering clean air everywhere.


Sustainable case studies

At Camfil, we work with many clients through many different industries to provide them with the most sustainable clean air solution. Learn about some of our key success stories and how sustainable solutions have helped our customer on their sustainability journey below.

Sustainable faq

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) tells the life cycle story of a product in a single, comprehensive report. The EPD provides information about a product's impact upon the environment. These reports are used to understand the carbon footprint of products utilised on your facility.

Follow the link to our EPD FAQs or alternatively request a call back from the team: contact us

Here is the link to the list of EPDs we currently provide, as of today we have focused on our most popular products but we are constantly working on adding to the collection.

By investing in A+ energy products you can change less and gain more, opting for these products allows you to reclaim labour hours and warehouse space by optimising changeout intervals. This results in reduced labour costs and less waste generated as fewer filters are needed meaning less waste must be incinerated or recycled, making our A+ products the optimum choice.