Camfil Pursuing UN Global Compact Sustainability Principles

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 6/28/2022, Location: Europe

Camfil Germany now uses 100 percent regional green electricity. This means that all air filters and air purification systems in Germany are now produced entirely with local, renewable energy from sun, wind and hydropower. In this way, the company is continuing with its strong commitment to responsible management and production.

By switching to 100% green electricity from regional supplier Stadtwerke Ratzeburg, Camfil Germany underscores Camfil’s overall commitment to reduced CO2 emissions, counteracting climate change and global warming. This is also in line with Camfil’s long-standing membership of the UN Global Compact, and its ten principles promoting sustainability in companies.

“Every adjustment, no matter how small, makes a difference when it comes to acting responsibly. And with an immense power requirement of 3.4 million kWh at our Reinfeld location per year, the switch to green energy is really not just a small adjustment for improving our ecological balance," says Dirk Leinweber, Director Sales & Marketing at Camfil GmbH.

“Switching to green electricity means an additional cost of 6.000 Euro per year for Camfil Germany. But it is worth every cent. We cannot wait for politicians to stop climate change. For us to rely on TÜV Nord-certified, regional green electricity is therefore an important step to help improve the world’s CO2 balance.”

Since the Swedish company's founding nearly 60 years ago, Camfil has lived an in-house sustainability culture, helping its customers operate more sustainably and conserve resources with its energy-efficient air filtration solutions, and is a long-standing member of the UN Global Compact, which focuses on a commitment to responsible business practices. These principles are followed and promoted throughout the company.

By switching to green power, Camfil as leading manufacturer of air filters and air purification systems is consistently taking the next step towards sustainability and reaffirming its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions, counteracting climate change and limiting global warming. Dirk Leinweber, Director Sales & Marketing Camfil GmbH

"Environmentally conscious living is not just a private matter. Everything we do, no matter how small it might seem, makes a difference when it comes to acting responsibly. And with an immense electricity demand of 3.4 million kWh at our Reinfeld site alone in 2020, switching to green energy is truly not just a small setting for improving our eco-balance," says Dirk Leinweber, Director Sales & Marketing at Camfil GmbH.

The company constantly takes a critical look at all aspects of its actions and activities and consistently makes the appropriate changes. For example, since 2021 it has been gradually converting its entire vehicle fleet to e-mobility and promoting the purchase of e-bike initiatives. He explains, "Of course, switching to green power increases our energy costs, but we can no longer wait for politics to stop climate change. Relying on TÜV Nord-certified, regional green electricity from now on is thus an important step for us as a company to contribute to improving our carbon footprint."

The energy transition is part of the company's sustainable commitment. For maximum transparency, Camfil publishes an annual sustainability report by evaluating progress to date and defining new measures and targets to advance the company's own mission - to protect people, processes and the environment by finding, developing and delivering solutions that combine clean air with energy efficiency in a sustainable and profitable way. Read more here: Sustainability Report 2021


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