The international Camfil Group made further progress toward its goal to become the most eco-efficient clean air solutions company in the market. This is indicated by the latest data and information in the company’s new Sustainability Report, released on Camfil’s website today.
“Camfil was the first air filter manufacturer to launch a sustainability programme and we have been working hard to meet our objectives. After measuring our performance for five years, we can see how our global organization is making Camfil as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible by saving energy, conserving resources and increasing the eco-efficiency of production processes,” says Alan O’Connell, CEO of the Camfil Group.
Filters for high IAQ and low energy consumption
Camfil reports its sustainability progress in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The latest data show that Camfil’s most energy-efficient filter solutions for comfort ventilation systems accounted for 67% of global sales in Filters, Camfil’s largest business unit.
Since 2007, 21% of Camfil’s filter sales volumes for comfort ventilation have been converted into energy-efficient filters that clean air effectively and protect occupants from outdoor and indoor air pollutants in public and commercial buildings. In addition to improving indoor air quality (IAQ), these low-energy filters enable building owners to reduce the power consumption of their ventilation systems and shrink their carbon footprint.
First with EN 16001 and ISO 50001 certification in three countries
During the five-year measurement period, Camfil has cut its own energy consumption by 37% and water usage by 26%. Other significant improvements have been made with regard to waste recycling and waste reduction.
“Our measurements indicate that our commitment, focus and sound measures are producing very satisfactory results, making Camfil a more sustainable enterprise on a daily basis. Last year, Camfil also implemented major projects for environmental and energy management certification and became the first company in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Slovakia to be certified according to EN 16001 and ISO 50001 in 2012,” comments Myriam Tryjefaczka, Corporate Sustainability Manager at Camfil.
“In 2012, we also continued to win sustainability prizes in a number of countries for our green products and community initiatives. Our mobile exhibition and Road Show trailer visited nine more countries in 2012 to educate the general public and policymakers about the dangers of indoor and outdoor air pollution, and the benefits of effective low-energy air filtration for health, productivity and the environment,” she ends.
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version of Camfil’s latest Sustainability Report.
For more information contact:
Corporate Sustainability Manager