Changing conditions inspire us to improve and grow our business. We see that our customers are as interested in sustainability as we are. This is why our product development is focused on innovating the best sustainable products and systems, while continually improving our own environmental performance.
Our business is focused on providing the best surface finishing preparation tools and systems to customers. To be the most sustainable finishing systems provider, we are digging deep down to the core of our company to figure out what it really means to be sustainable. We have accomplished a great deal already and have many more initiatives we will take on in the future.
For people working at Mirka, it has always been clear to not waste financial or material resources – of our own or those of our customers. We find it is equally clear to preserve the planet’s resources. Sustainability is a natural extension of this approach. It means taking the economy, the earth, and people into consideration when we make business decisions – now and for future generations.
We are continuously looking for opportunities to reduce our environmental footprint – this aligns with our company values and also cuts costs. We have worked hard to conserve energy and raw materials, reduce waste, increase recycling, and decrease the use of persistent chemicals. We are developing healthier, safer, and more efficient products and processes so that our customers and employees will benefit. For example, our dust-free sanding systems help protect the lungs of workers while giving a cleaner and better surface finish.
Sustainability Report 2014