The AVK Group's purpose is to develop, manufacture and market products of high quality and with a long lifetime. Our products are parts of vital infrastructure including water supply, wastewater treatment and energy supply as well as a variety of other industrial applications that all together contribute to sustainable development, the health of people and a better environment.
At AVK, we recognise that we have a responsibility to contribute to responsible and sustainable development. Therefore, we support international principles for responsible business operations and contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Read more about our efforts in the AVK Sustainability Report 2021/22
Sustainable development has always been part of our DNA.
Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the framework for the global effort within sustainable development. The goals recognise that social, economic, and environmental development are intrinsically linked and that it requires a common, global effort to achieve lasting results. We are aware of our share of the responsibility. SDG 6 and 9 are particularly relevant to our business model.
UN SDG 6
Our product portfolio in the business unit AVK Water is a direct extension of the UN SDG 6 which aims at ensuring access to clean water and sanitation and a sustainable management of this. Our valve solution provides a reliable, durable, and stable water management and so assist at reducing water loss and energy consumption.
AVK products and solutions are also applied to various processes that aim to ensure responsible wastewater handling to avoid risk to the environment and health. They are also used in processes that exploit the use of energy in wastewater.
UN SDG 9
The UN SDG 9 is about developing reliable infrastructure, promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation. All three business units of AVK contribute to this goal as we design and produce innovative products, some of which are used in recycling initiatives and processes or for energy, water, and infrastructure solutions.
UN SDG 17
The sustainable transition is to be considered one of the very biggest change management projects that public and private companies are facing. Therefore, we consider SDG 17 on Partnerships for the Goals essential if we are to succeed with the other SDGs. We co-operate with partners across industries, governments, authorities, the civil community, and the academic world. In recent years, we have had a particular focus on partnerships within the water industry and subsequently within the area of SDG 6.