Clean air with Nederman sustainable solutions for industrial air filtration

Value chain

Nederman strives to ensure that the Company’s operations will be run without giving rise to waste and that the Company's products and solutions help to make customers' business sustainable in the long-term

The vision is that both Nederman and our customers are part of a circular economy that gives rise to neither waste nor pollution. On the materials side, this means that all materials shall be designed so that they can be reused, recycled or the energy recovered. As a first step towards the vision of a circular economy, Nederman has analyzed the company’s impact on every part of the value chain, and the ability to influence on the various parts.  

Nederman value chain

DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES  
Ability to influence: High


Nederman’s development work will focus on designing products
and services in such a way that they deliver sustainable benefits
to the customer, including by ensuring that different types of
resources are used in an optimal way. The development work will
also be carried out so that all parts of the product can be reused,
recycled or the energy recovered. Areas that are in particular
focus are: efficiency in energy use and the supply of clean air;
choice of materials; quality; safety and durability.


SUPPLIERS  
Ability to influence: Low


Nederman will focus on reducing the negative impact of the
supply chain and work for greater transparency around suppliers
and their work. The goal is to develop strategic partnerships
that can help Nederman to develop and maintain a sustainable
product offering.


OUR OWN OPERATIONS  
Ability to influence: High

 
In our own operations, Nederman provides the basis for
integrating sustainability into the rest of the value chain. Doing
this in the right way in all parts of the organisation is especially
important when Nederman is expanding in emerging markets
where national legislation is weak and corruption is a bigger
problem than in the Company's more mature markets. Ensuring
that all sustainability issues are handled in a satisfactory
manner and reflect Nederman's core values is the responsibility
of the local organisations in each market. The most important
areas of this work are energy, waste and emissions; human
resources; innovation for sustainability; economic strength;
responsible investment; and safe and healthy workplaces. 


SALES  
Ability to influence: High


By showing customers how they can make their production more
sustainable while improving production efficiency, Nederman
can create long-term relationships that are mutually profitable.


DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEM SOLUTIONS  
Ability to influence: High


A part of Nederman's offering consists of developing system
solutions, i.e. customised solutions for air filtration in various
industries. This work offers great opportunities for Nederman to
design knowledge-intensive solutions optimised for sustainable
production and thereby to establish deep and long-lasting
relationships with major industrial customers.


DISTRIBUTION  
Ability to influence: Low


Efficient distribution is an integral part of Nederman’s offering.
By reducing the environmental impact of distribution through
optimised packaging and transport choices, Nederman helps
to make the entire value chain as efficient as possible. The
Company’s strategy with regional purchasing and regional
manufacturing reduces the impact on the environment and
limits the risk of delivery delays.


THE PRODUCT IN USE  
Ability to influence: Moderate


Nederman’s greatest environmental impact, in the broadest
sense, arises during product usage. Product design is therefore
also the single biggest opportunity to contribute to sustainable
development by designing products that are as effective as
possible in regard to air filtration and energy consumption while
also helping to make the workplace safe.


FROM CRADLE TO CRADLE  
Ability to influence: Low


Nederman’s aim is that when one of the Company's products is
taken out of service, it should not mean that the product is just
scrapped. On the contrary, products that have reached their
maximum life constitute the start of something new in that their
parts can be recycled. What is crucial to making this possible
and thus meeting increasingly stringent legislation in this area,
is the well-informed choice of materials, that the products are
designed right from the start to be recycled or reused, and that
the products are of high quality and have a long life.