Striving to Reduce Environmental Impact
In addition to developing energy-efficient products, Systemair strives to lessen the environmental impact of its own operations, partly to reduce the burden on the environment, but partly also to continuously drive down our costs.
We are continuously improving our way of working and processes to minimise the impact on the environment. One important part of this striving is to create a corporate culture in which environmental issues are integrated in a natural way into day-to-day activities. Systemair’s environmental work is decentralised. This means that every production facility is responsible for ensuring that local laws and regulations are observed. Seven of our production facilities are certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and 24 in accordance with ISO 9001. Two of our production facilities are certified in accordance with OHSAS 18001. We constantly review whether certification is needed at other facilities.
Lower environmental impact and costs
Thanks to efficient production, Systemair can lower both environmental impact and costs. In production, the focus is mainly on reducing the volume of waste, which reduces the consumption of resources. We are also endeavouring to ensure that our products are recyclable. We are required to use efficient logistical systems for distributing our products and to continuously assess the possibility of using renewable energy.
Buildings with high standards
We place a high value on maintaining high standards for the buildings we own or lease. Those that we build ourselves maintain high standards, in that they are well insulated, use energy-efficient ventilation systems and, to the maximum degree possible, are heated from local sources. When acquiring new buildings, additional roof insulation is often installed at an early stage. This increases comfort for our employees, reduces energy consumption and is a profitable investment in the long term.
Virtual meetings so fewer journeys
With Systemair’s decentralised organisation and production facilities spread across the whole world, a major share of the Company’s environmental impact has been through air travel. Web conferencing facilities and video conferencing equipment have made it possible to hold virtual meetings, resulting in substantial cost and time savings, plus reduced environmental impact. Systemair also uses Green IT, in which we strive for optimal use of hardware and digital infrastructure via low-energy server farms.