Sustainability – good business
Systemair’s business concept is to develop, manufacture and market high-quality ventilation products. Focusing on our customers, we aim to be seen as the most trustworthy company where quality, availability and delivery reliability are concerned. We strive at all times to develop high-quality, long-lasting products which help to reduce energy consumption. In that way, we play a part in enabling long-term sustainable, environment-friendly and profitable development for our customers and society at the same time.
Continual improvements in our own work environment help to increase well-being at work and commitment. By engaging with society via activities that contribute to development of the locality and favour the local business community, we are exercising active social responsibility.
High-quality, long-lasting and low energy consumption products reduce impact on the environment over time. Against that background, our development resources are focused on creating high-efficiency, low energy consumption products. We have a process-led business system, and quality consciousness is built into our mission and our values. ISO certification is one part of a more systematic approach to work. ISO consists in large part of routines that establish order and rationality. Nine of Systemair's production facilities have ISO 9001 certification. The objective is for all production facilities to be ISO 9001 certified within the near future. One important aspect of certification is continual work on improvements, whether on products or production methods. Ideas and suggestions may be received both from customers and the company's personnel. Under the general heading of “Constant Improvement”, which basically is a device for monitoring and improving operations, systematic work on improvement takes place at every facility. Simple suggestions may be implemented immediately by the department itself, while more complex proposals requiring both time and resources are referred to a steering committee which assigns priority among the suggestions.
The efficiency and fitness for purpose of the products are carefully documented in order to provide customers with the most comprehensive information possible for their decision on choice of the most climate-smart and most energy-efficient options. Also, every single product is always tested before delivery, and with our own AMCA (Air Movement and Control Association) accredited test laboratory we can guarantee that all catalogue data is accurate. The focus is 100% on the various processes at the facilities and how through improvements we can play our part in delivering added value to our customers, in the form of more energy-efficient, lower energy consumption products that contribute to a better environment and long-term sustainable development.
The hub that links all processes and all product development together is a common technical platform and common ERP system in a language that everyone understands - whether based in New Delhi, India, Kansas, USA, or Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.
Systemair has a corporate culture in which the organisation operates according to guiding principles. These are complemented by a set of business ethics determining how we should behave in the market. Systemair’s products and services shall be marketed and sold in a manner which is justifiable on commercial as well as ethical grounds, i.e. which are based on factors such as quality, price, delivery reliability and high-level service. Systemair shall at all times comply with each country’s cartel and competition laws.
Systemair’s employees are not allowed to demand, offer or accept bribes or other illegal benefits to retain a customer or close a business deal. Systemair’s suppliers shall be evaluated and selected on the basis of their ability to deliver on correct commercial terms and on their ability to live up to Systemair’s code of conduct. We do not accept products from suppliers who use child labour directly or indirectly through their subcontractors.
Systemair develops energy-efficient products which create an improved indoor environment. Our production has no environmental impact on air or water. In addition, we are not subject to compulsory environmental licensing; we are solely subject to a duty of notification. Nevertheless, environmental issues and efforts are a high-priority area. We are continuously improving our products, methods and procedures to minimise the impact on the environment. Our products are recyclable and our components environmentally-friendly. Our production plants in Sweden, Germany and Slovakia have earned ISO 14001 environmental certification.
We make a point of maintaining high standards for the buildings we own or lease. The buildings we build ourselves are of a high standard from the start. They are well-insulated and have energy-efficient ventilation systems. With buildings we acquire, our first action is often to furnish the roof with fresh insulation. This increases comfort, reduces energy consumption and is a profitable investment. Most of the buildings we have acquired have now been renovated to a good “Systemair standard”.
We have coordinated our production at our main plants and have closed smaller production plants.This will result in higher capacity utilisation in existing plants and more efficient logistics. In turn, this will reduce our environmental impact.
Systemair works systematically for Green IT, in other words, develops strategies and guidelines for energy-efficient solutions so as to minimise negative environment impact. This means ensuring optimal use of hardware and infrastructure by using energy-efficient server farms and making more effective use of all existing data capacity through “virtualisation”.
Through continuous improvement in the work environment, the external environment and energy consumption, Systemair’s business activities can contribute to sustainable and profitable long-term development. New technology, product development and new findings are evaluated taking into consideration the work environment and environmental protection as well as energy optimisation.
Our employees are to have a stimulating and healthy work environment that prevents accidents and that stimulates them to work efficiently towards goals, taking responsibility for their tasks and developing their expertise.
No employee may receive special treatment in terms of employment or job tasks because of age, ethnicity, nationality, sex, religion or disability. All employees will be treated with respect, and no employee will be subject to degrading or insulting treatment.
Systemair employees decide on their own whether to join a labour union in accordance with the legislation in effect in the country where they work. Violence or the threat of violence in the workplace, harassment, bullying or similar infringements on employees will not be tolerated.
Systemair’s employees must not distribute, possess, use or work under the influence of drugs at any of Systemair’s workplaces.
Responsibility to the community
Social responsibility has long been a part of Systemair’s corporate culture, and we are aware of the role our Company plays in society. Regardless of where in the world we are doing business, good relationships with external partners are decisive for long-term success.
We strive to understand each society and culture we live and work in, to become involved in local community activities that promote development in the community and benefit local business. Sporting and cultural activities for children and youth are a high priority. We do not sponsor political or religious organisations.
Systemair observes the laws and regulations in effect in the countries where we are active.