Sustainable Mirka - For You and the Environment
Our business is focused on providing the best tools and solutions to both surface finishing and the precision industry. To be the most sustainable choice, 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 us at Mirka, it has always been clear to not waste financial or material resources – our own or those of our customers. 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 work hard to conserve energy and raw materials, reduce waste, increase recycling, and decrease the use of persistent chemicals. We develop healthier, safer, and more efficient products and processes for our customers and employees. For example, our dust-free sanding systems help protect the lungs while giving a cleaner and better surface finish.
At the core of Mirka's business
An Overview by Our CEO
Long-term sustainable development has always been an important and natural part of Mirka’s business. It is an integral part of Mirka’s vision: to be seen by customers and interested parties as the most responsible company. This vision of sustainability is expressed in our Clean Commitments. This means that we strive to manage all parts of our operations and manufacturing with as little impact on the environment as possible and ensure that using our products improves ergonomics and facilitates a healthier work environment.
Health and ergonomics, naturally, also apply to our employees here at Mirka. Over the past years, there has been substantial investment in Health and Safety development and ergonomics, for example, continuously improving Power Tools assembly workstations. For years, our zero-accident policy has led us to continuously improve occupational safety and well-being in the company towards world-class levels.
It is an exciting time for sustainable development. The EU Green Deal really is engineered to support a strong green transformation, and a lot of investments will be channelled to enable even bigger and faster steps of development. Mirka is a founding member of the Sustainable European Abrasives Manufacturer (SEAM) program, where the whole abrasives industry in Europe comes together to lead an even stronger sustainable development.
The SEAM Program
As a member of the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, FEPA, Mirka had a central role in the founding of the Sustainable European Abrasives Manufacturer (SEAM) program, which was launched in 2020.
The idea of the SEAM program is to set a European sustainability standard, that pulls the industry upward where it can find the right balance between environmental efficiency, production performance, labour safety for the whole abrasives industry in Europe, coming together to lead an even stronger sustainable development..
Our Sustainability Report
Mirka publishes its Sustainability Report every two years. The report is for corporate sustainability and the information in it is collected from all units that are under direct control of Mirka Ltd, unless otherwise specified.
In addition to the Sustainability Report, Mirka publishes its annual review including the most significant financial indicators as part of the KWH Group Ltd’s Annual Report.
Mirka’s Sustainability Report is a GRI Standards referenced report. The reported topics and indicators have been selected based on their business significance, impact and stakeholder expectations and needs.
We have also made a cross-reference to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Mirka follows changes and updates to waste handling regulations and directives. Waste handling varies between countries and even within the same country. The basic rule is to observe national and local directives.
With the attached guide, our aim is to help our customers to cut down the time and efforts needed for investigating their waste handling.
We at Mirka want to protect the environment and offer high-quality tools that last a long time and have little environmental impact, therefore we have a well-developed global service network that helps you repair your tool and enable a long service life. Mirka also offers an extended warranty on tools registered in our tool portal.