How Lindab ventilation systems contribute to the UN sustainable development goals
Lindab have made no secret of our commitment to sustainability with the mission statement, “For a better climate” setting the standard for the approach that is expected in every aspect of the organisation. This means that Lindab have examined every way that we work; ensuring our sourcing practices are ethical; making systematic changes to improve our workplace; investing in reducing energy consumption for operations; and a wide range of other activities for sustainability.
Most importantly, we recognise that the products we make go on to be in buildings which will exist within the world for a long time. Lindab provide environmental and quality certifications and Environmental Product Declarationsfor many of our products and systems for building owners and those involved in construction, to enable you to make more informed decisions about sustainable solutions.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations provides 17 Sustainable Development Goals which represent areas for action. We can demonstrate how Lindab ventilation systems, contribute to a number of the UN SDGs.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Lindab offers air duct systems with specific filters that ensure clean and healthy air, reducing pollution rates indoors and promoting better health and well-being. By minimising air leakage with Lindab Safe, the systems provide an optimal indoor environment free from draughts and disturbances. With Lindab Protect, our ventilation fire protection systems, we prioritise the safety and security of individuals, providing peace of mind and confidence in the face of potential fire incidents. Through these measures, Lindab actively contributes to the achievement of Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being by creating healthier indoor spaces and protecting the lives and well-being of building occupants.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Recognising the importance of clean air in educational settings, Lindab provides solutions that ensure good air quality in schools and auditoriums. Lindab particulate filtration system effectively removes harmful pollutants like nitrous oxide (NOx) from the outside, creating a healthier learning environment. Demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) adjusts airflow and indoor climate parameters based on each room's needs, enhancing productivity and well-being by reducing CO2 levels and improving air quality.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Lindab UltraLink, when integrated with other ventilation systems, offers on-demand ventilation based on occupancy and temperature preferences. By minimising energy waste, Lindab ensures that rooms are ventilated only when occupied or needed. Additionally, Lindab heat recovery systems maximise energy efficiency by utilising warm air extracted from the room to pre-heat incoming air, reducing overall energy demand and promoting clean energy usage.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthLindab focus on energy-efficient systems and affordable solutions contributes to the demand for energy reduction, leading to increased production and job opportunities. By designing cost-effective solutions accessible to all, Lindab supports inclusive economic growth and promotes a sustainable future.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
By prioritising safe and reliable ventilation and fire protection systems, we can effectively minimise damage, injuries, and loss of buildings in the event of a fire. With reliable systems, we promote resilient communities and sustainable urban development. Lindab Protect ensures safety and safeguards property, supporting the goal of sustainable cities.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Lindab takes significant action to reduce CO2 emissions by transitioning to low-carbon steel. Throughout the manufacturing process, Lindab considers the environmental impacts, including raw materials, packaging, fuels, and waste management. The company minimises material loss, ensures product traceability, and prioritises sustainable production practises and materials, aligning with responsible consumption and production.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Lindab commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and providing energy-efficient solutions contributes to global climate action. By promoting clean air, minimising energy consumption, and transitioning to sustainable materials, Lindab actively participates in mitigating climate change.
Goal 15: Life on Land
With a high steel content and a focus on recyclable steel, Lindab minimises waste and potential contaminants. By using sustainable materials, Lindab supports responsible land use and helps preserve the natural environment.
Lindab's air duct systems and solutions embody a commitment to sustainability and the UN's goals. By offering clean air, promoting well-being, enhancing education, providing affordable and clean energy, supporting economic growth, encouraging responsible consumption and production, and contributing to climate action and land preservation, Lindab sets an example for the industry. Through their innovative approach and dedication to sustainability, Lindab paves the way for a healthier and more sustainable future for all.