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Camfil publishes 2018 Sustainability Report focused on high-performance products
For over half a decade, Camfil has focused on high-performance products with low pressure drop. Low pressure drop is important in air filtration because it directly relates to the amount of energy needed to push air through a filter. Camfil volunteers an annual Sustainability Report to highlight these advantages in conjunction with Camfil Cairing, an internal program promoting local sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions and good corporate citizenship across all offices and geographies Camfil occupies.
The information in the 2018 report mostly pertains to the environmental impact of Camfil’s filters, but there is a larger approach to sustainability within the business where Camfil reviews their role as an employer and working conditions with suppliers, distributors and customers to protect human rights, comply with trade regulations and help the prevention of corruption.
In 2018, Camfil achieved another good year with growth in all regions and business areas. During the year, Mark Simmons transitioned into the CEO position replacing Alan O’Connell as CEO on January 1 of 2019.
“In addition to being the core of the company, we see sustainability as a competitive advantage. We can differentiate ourselves from the competition by providing products with better performance and lower pressure drop,” Mark Simmons, CEO, said. “The pressure drop is directly related to energy consumption for the fans in the air handling units of building ventilation systems where our filters are typically installed, so lower energy usage is a cost saver for the customer and has a positive impact on the environment.”
Within the report, articles and case studies cover all aspects of Camfil’s sustainable initiatives in line with key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including Good Health and Well-Being, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Responsible Consumption and Production.
“At Camfil, we provide a replacement product which puts pressure on us to deliver filters with the least possible effects on the environment. Several examples are given in this report such as reducing the environment impact of filter frames by switching to reground plastic,” Erik Markman, CMO and Group Sustainability Officer, said. “Clean air is our passion, and we believe it should be a human right. Don’t you agree?”
To read the whole report including an interview with Alan O’Connell and Mark Simmons, please visit our website at https://www.camfil.com/en/about-us/sustainability/sustainability-report-2018
For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment. We firmly believe that the best solutions for our customers are the best solutions for our planet, too. That’s why every step of the way – from design to delivery and across the product life cycle – we consider the impact of what we do on people and on the world around us. Through a fresh approach to problem-solving, innovative design, precise process control and a strong customer focus we aim to conserve more, use less and find better ways – so we can all breathe easier.
The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 30 manufacturing sites, six R&D centres, local sales offices in 26 countries, and 4,480 employees and growing. We proudly serve and support customers in a wide variety of industries and in communities across the world. To discover how Camfil can help you to protect people, processes and the environment, visit us at www.camfil.com.