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What is Airthings doing in pursuit of Sustainability?

  • We are participants of the UN Global compact Compact 
  • We support the UN - Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • We made a self assessment through 12 volunteers from different departments and nationalities
  • We set sustainability goals with a participant workshop with all Airthings employees
  • We have acknowledged multiculturalism and diversity as our deepest strength

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Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals adopted by all UN member states. It provides a shared framework and a call to action for peace and prosperity for people and the planet by 2030.

Through a self-assessment we have found impacts in each of the SDGs in our value chain and the way we work, but we have prioritized 5 SDGs that sum up these interconnections:

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Good health and well-being

We empower people to take control of their air quality ensuring a healthy lifestyle.

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Decent work and economic growth

We are very proud of our diverse team with over 20 nationalities and counting and we treat everyone equally.

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Sustainable cities and communities

We use innovation as the essence of Airthings to improve health and productivity of urban communities.

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Responsible consumption and production

We want to improve our unsustainable practices in our value chain by developing an innovative business model you feel proud of.

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Climate action

We are looking at our products life cycle, to take actions to decrease our GHG impacts, but also our products save 15% of energy in buildings.

What problems need to be solved?

We are facing a climate and social emergency, and our industry sector has a large role in this. Throughout the value chain, there are several challenges to tackle, including:

Manufacturing

Environmental and social impacts

Logistics

Greenhouse gas emissions

Use phase

Energy consumption in our data centers

E-waste

Consequences of e-waste

Our sustainability challenges

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CO2e Emissions - Climate Change

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Waste management

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Raw material sourcing

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Water contaminants and consumption

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Employee health, safety, wellbeing & development

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Equality, diversity & inclusion

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Empower the world to breathe better

Business

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Innovate for circular economy

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Business ethics and governance

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Data privacy & security

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Community engagement projects

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CO2e Emissions - Climate Change

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Waste management

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Raw material sourcing

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Water contaminants and consumption

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Employee health, safety, wellbeing & development

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Equality, diversity & inclusion

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Empower the world to breathe better

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Innovate for circular economy

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Business ethics and governance

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Data privacy & security

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Community engagement projects

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Sustainability FAQs linked to Airthings

Global Warming is similar to a fever. A human fever is 1.5C above our normal body temperature. We sweat, get chills, headaches and more.

This is exactly what is happening to our planet with our current patterns of linear consumption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide), the sea levels will rise, ice caps will melt, biodiversity will collapse, and oceans will get even warmer, creating an unbalanced ecological system making an extreme change to our climate.
In 1950 the world emitted just over 5 billion tonnes of (CO2e) – about the same as the US, or half of China’s annual emissions today. By 1990 this had quadrupled to 22 billion tonnes. Emissions have continued to grow rapidly; we now emit over 36 billion tonnes each year.1
73% of the world CO2e emissions comes from energy use:

  • Buildings consume 40% ​of the world’s energy
  • Energy use in buildings account for 17.5% of the total CO2e emissions
  • Residential buildings account for 10.9% while commercial buildings 6.6%

In the European Union buildings are responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2e emissions.
According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, the internet is responsible for roughly one billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, or around two per cent of world emissions.

Today, we produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. That’s nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population.2

Indoor air pollution is responsible for 1.6 million premature deaths each year in developing countries 3

The WHO calls indoor air pollution “the world’s largest single environmental health risk” 4

  • 21,000 people in the US and 20,000 in the EU die from radon-related lung cancer every year5
  • Radon is 10x more dangerous for children6
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