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FINDER, environmental social and corporate governance for a sustainable future

Commitment, investment and genuine care for the environment – and for tomorrow’s society.

FINDER AROUND THE WORLD

A family-owned company and proudly independent, Finder has built its reputation as a global player in the development, production and distribution of a wide range of devices for the industrial, and the residential and commercial sectors.

Independence and financial stability, management continuity, ethics, and respect for people and the environment are values that form the basis of Finder’s corporate culture.

Since it was founded over 65 years ago, Finder has always believed in sustainability as a fundamental principle of doing business. From the design and development of products to the manufacturing process; from the sourcing of raw materials to the establishment of sound commercial policies; and from the management of its company vehicle fleet to the preservation of natural resources, the safeguarding of the environment and the reduction of the impact of climate change have been fundamental objectives of the company’s activities.

A RESPONSIBLE VISION OF THE FUTURE

Our concept of sustainability is based on a holistic approach: In addition to economic efficiency and respect for the environment, we consider the care of our personnel, in terms of health and safety, job satisfaction and professional development as the bedrock of our company culture.

To support our future generations in having a tomorrow worth living, Finder has established a detailed and effective environmental and energy policy, setting targets for constant improvement, investing in low environmental impact technologies and monitoring specific indicators such as the company’s carbon footprint.

STRATEGY: THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

The ‘EU GREEN DEAL’ long-term strategy marks the EU as the first economy in the world to commit to being climate-neutral, with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, by 2050. The objective and long-term strategy has been signed by all 27 EU member states, underlining their collective commitment.

This project poses a challenge for all sectors of the EU economy: To reach its 2030 target plan of a cut in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 55% (compared to 1990 levels) in a fair, cost-effective and competitive way.

Finder has already risen to the challenge. For years it has been actively committed to sustainability in a number of diverse areas:

  • Clean, affordable and secure energy supply: Finder’s energy meters, relay interface modules, mini contactors and many other components have been used for a number of years by the world’s leading manufacturers of systems for the generation, management and distribution of energy from renewable sources.
  • Accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility: Finder is a supply partner to a number of leading electric vehicle charging system manufacturers in Europe and the rest of the world. What is more, an increasing proportion of the company’s car fleet comprises BEVs, PHEVs and MHEVs.
  • Energy-efficient construction and renovation: The group’s infrastructures are designed and built according to energy-saving and thermal insulation criteria; and the energy requirements of the company’s production facilities are supplied to a significant and increasing extent by renewable sources owned by the Finder Group itself.

 

STEP-BY-STEP TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: ISO 14064 CERTIFICATION

In 2021 Finder attained ISO 14064 certification for its two Italian production facilities, located in Almese and Sanfront. The company is among the first in the electronic and electromechanical device manufacturing sector to be ISO 14064 certified in Italy.

The ISO 14064 certification process focuses on monitoring, reporting and quantifying greenhouse gas emissions, leading to a verification of the company’s carbon footprint. The ultimate goal is to map all of the company’s relevant processes, from the extraction of raw materials to the fuel used by its employees for their travel. This is done via a systematic and scientific assessment that has allowed Finder to quantify its actual ecological footprint. The verification process was conducted by TÜV, an authoritative and well-respected technical inspection association, which issued the certificate in October 2021.

The certification is therefore a further concrete step along the path towards reducing emissions, as well as a demonstration of excellence that will urge the company to continue to anticipate and be involved in the regulatory evolution of this crucial sector – a sector that presents opportunities and advantages for those companies that are able to demonstrate a reduced impact on the environment through objective criteria and quantifiable results.

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