Seco Green Fund Achieves Sustainability Goals for Over a Decade
Pune, April 2022 – To ensure their contribution to reducing climate change and negative environmental impact, Seco Tools launched the Green Investment Fund in 2012. Since then, the Green Fund has supported the investment of a diversity of sustainable projects which have reduced the environmental impact of the company´s operations.
In 2022, 10 MSEK has been dedicated to funding the long-term company goals, specifically reducing the company´s climate impact by more than 50% and reaching 90% circularity by 2030.
»The Green Fund is an important asset for Seco to invest in sustainable projects and has been ongoing for over 10 years now», says Shaelyn Meyers, Sustainability Specialist at Seco Tools. »It enables sites to drive green investment which they previously would not be able to prioritize because of traditional investment factors»
Solar installations around the globe
Solar projects aim to decrease the climate impact through minimizing reliance on the electrical grid and increasing renewable energy production. The Green Fund has supported solar projects ranging from an off-grid solar installation in South Africa to solar installation in the UK and India sales units.
Heat recovery and reusability
Another way for Seco to reduce their company´s climate impact is taking advantage of the waste heat from their production processes. The Green Fund has supported sustainability projects which increase the heat recovery systems and therefore promote circularity.
At the head office site in Fagersta, the heat recovery system will be expanded through air compressors to supply heating to the site and expected district heating will no longer need to be purchased. The site´s footprint, measured in CO2 emissions, is estimated to drop by 28%.
Waste circularity initiatives
Seco Tools are also striving to increase their waste circularity and decreasing the environmental impact of sending waste to landfills. The Green Fund has allocated funding to other projects such as composters at their UK site and funding a sustainable infrastructure within all sites to help sort waste for recycling.
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With its origins in Fagersta, Sweden and present in more than 75 countries, Seco Tools is a leading global solution provider of metal cutting solutions for indexable milling, solid milling, turning, holemaking, threading and tooling systems. With the hands-on application advice of Seco Tools, the company drives excellence for more than 80 years throughout the entire manufacturing process of manufacturers by ensuring high-precision machining and high-quality output. For more information on how Seco innovative products, expert services, knowledge and experience bring success to manufacturers across all industry segments, please visit www.secotools.com.