Camfil Releases 2020 Sustainability Report, Showing Ongoing Dedication to Protecting People, Processes, and the Environment

By June 20, 2021 No Comments
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The annual report provides in-depth information on all aspects of Camfil’s business, products, and future directions to the public. 

Each year, Camfil publishes a Sustainability Report to showcase the actions taken and further steps in the works by the company to further their mission of providing clean air to all and protecting people, processes, and the environment. 2020 was an especially challenging year for everyone, and the report shows Camfil’s involvement in fighting the coronavirus pandemic from the front lines. 

The full Sustainability Report can be downloaded here.  

Camfil’s Core Values and Goals 

The work conducted by Camfil over the course of 2020 was based around the framework of the company’s core values and goals, as well as their mission statement and vision statement. 

Camfil operates by the following core values: 

  • Reliability. “We are reliable because we know the market; we are honest and truthful. Our people, products and processes must always meet, or exceed, agreed results.”
  • Commitment. “We are committed to always striving for the best possible solutions, and we are at the forefront of technological and environmental developments in our fields of expertise.”
  • Customer service. “We put our customers first. We focus on identifying customer needs and creating long-lasting customer value.”
  • Teamwork. Working together makes us stronger and increases employee satisfaction both locally and globally.
  • Local presence. Local understanding and presence in local markets builds customer relations and satisfaction. 

Camfil’s vision statement is phrased as a question that aims to promote debate and raise awareness around the issue that fuels all of Camfil’s work — “Clean air – a human right?” 

Camfil’s mission statement is “to protect people, processes and the environment by defining, developing and delivering solutions that combine clean air with energy efficiency in a sustainable and profitable way.” 

Finally, Camfil’s growth and profitability goal is to “achieve organic growth well above market growth with maintained profitability.”

The full Sustainability Report provides an interview with Mark Simmons, CEO of Camfil, who talks in-depth about the company’s sustainability engagement and vision. 

Camfil’s 2020 Achievement Highlights 

As they made significant contributions  in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic while pursuing existing sustainable development and workplace equality goals, 2020 was a busy year for Camfil. Here are just a few of the ways Camfil has shown continuous dedication and commitment to producing premium air filtration technology and furthering their belief that clean air should be a human right. 

  • Won the Grand Indoor Climate Prize in Sweden for the Megalam EnerGuard, an advanced HEPA filtration system used in cleanrooms. 
  • Launched Clean Air Week in response to the UN’s International Clean Air Day
  • Acquired Airpure, a leading Australian air filtration provider. 
  • Participated in the annual CamfilCairing Week, where employees help local communities and run sustainability activities. 
  • Began construction of a new facility in China to address air quality issues across the Asia Pacific region. 
  • Acquired Resema, a Swedish ISO-certified and AAA-rated air filtration company. 
  • Constructed a new facility in Arkansas, USA, after destruction caused by a tornado. 

4 of UN Sustainability Goals Highlight Camfil’s Global Impact

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs aim to protect the earth, fight poverty, and reduce inequality globally, meaning that businesses must make significant efforts to help meet them. 

Camfil is committed to all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, but has determined that they can make the most impact on the following four. 

SDG #3 — Good Health and Well-Being 

“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” All of Camfil’s work revolves around improving health and well-being for all by protecting human beings from harmful contaminants in the air 

SDG #8 — Decent Work and Economic Growth

“Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.” Camfil provides safe working conditions for over 4800 employees across the world, enriching economic growth in the 30 countries the company operates in. Additionally, Camfil’s Code of Business Ethics, Code of Conduct and Health and Safety Handbook protect employees and customers alike. 

SDG #11 — Sustainable Cities and Communities 

“Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.” With some of the most energy efficient air filtration systems available on the market, Camfil’s products not only aid human health concerns and make cities safer by reducing the volume of harmful pollutants that enter people’s lungs, but do so with less negative impact on the environment than most other filters. 

SDG #12 — Responsible Production and Consumption

“Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.” Across Camfil’s four business areas (filtration solutions, air pollution control, power systems, and molecular contamination control), Camfil is committed to continually improving processes and products to better protect the environment. 

Camfil and the Pandemic — Fast Innovation Provides Critical Air Quality Solutions

Camfil’s clean air solutions were vital to the fight against the coronavirus around the world, providing devices to quickly and easily create pressurized isolation rooms in hospitals to contain virus spread, as well as commercial and industrial solutions to keep people in public buildings safe. 

Additionally, Camfil leveraged decades of research and expertise to design FFP2-standard masks for healthcare workers on the front lines. 

For more information about Camfil’s 2020 achievements as well as future directions, download the full 2020 Sustainability Report here

About Camfil Clean Air Solutions

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 33​ manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 30 countries, and about 4,80​0 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 USA can help you to protect people, processes and the environment, visit us at www.camfil.us/ 




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