Mirka joins SEAM initiative

Mirka has announced it is joining the new European programme SEAM – Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers.

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

Stefan Sjöberg, CEO of Mirka, 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 not to 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 programme transparently with various KPIs. This goes hand in hand with the new SEAM programme.”

Large, medium and smaller abrasive manufacturers, suppliers and distributors have joined SEAM to set a European sustainability standard. It will move the industry towards a balance between environmental efficiency, production performance, and labour safety, all of which are important values that strengthen the positions of European companies globally and improve the life of a community.