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Mirka joins SEAM to strengthen sustainability

Mirka has further strengthened its commitment to sustainability by joining the new Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers (SEAM) program. The initiative of the program is to implement new sustainability measures to drive the entire industry forward.

The objective of the SEAM program is to support and assist abrasive manufacturers on their way towards sustainable growth and sustainability improvements, mostly in production and distribution. To be approved into the program, Mirka had to meet a series of requirements organised into the three fundamental pillars of sustainability: environment, labour and economy.

Mirka CEO Stefan Sjöberg said: “Long-term sustainable development has always been an important and natural part of Mirka’s business. 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 to not 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 transparently with various KPIs. This goes hand in hand with the new SEAM Program.”

Large, medium and smaller abrasive manufacturers, suppliers and distributors have joined SEAM to set a European sustainability standard. Mirka says this will move the industry towards a balance between environmental efficiency, production performance, labour safety, all of which are important values that not only strengthen the positions of European companies globally but also improve the life of a community.