Demonstrating its unwavering commitment to sustainability, Mirka is joining the new European programme focused on sustainability called SEAM – Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers. The initiative is designed to drive forward the industry’s pledge to implement new sustainability measures for the long term.
The objective of the SEAM programme is to support and assist abrasive manufacturers in their aim towards sustainable growth and sustainability improvements, mostly in production and distribution. To be approved onto the programme, Mirka had to meet a series of requirements organised into the three fundamental pillars of sustainability: environment, labour and economy.
“Long-term sustainable development has always been an important and natural part of Mirka’s business,” says Stefan Sjöberg, CEO of Mirka Ltd. “We have accomplished a great deal already. Being sustainable is an integral part of our vision: to be the most responsible company in our industry. For us, it has always been clear not to waste financial or material resources – of our own or those of our customers.
“These initiatives and achievements are compiled under ‘Our Clean Commitments’ where we describe the development of our corporate sustainability programme transparently with various KPIs. This goes hand in hand with the new SEAM programme.”
Large, medium and smaller abrasive manufacturers, suppliers and distributors have joined SEAM to set a European sustainability standard. It will move the industry towards a balance between environmental efficiency, production performance, and labour safety, all of which are important values that strengthen the positions of European companies globally and improve the life of a community.
The SEAM programme is constantly developing its features. New services along with performance monitoring and management tools are on their way to be made available to all SEAM members.