At Kendrion, we take pride in designing products that contribute to a safer, healthier and more sustainable society. Our product portfolio includes products that help to Keep you Safe, Reduce Climate Impact and Improve People’s Health.
But how we make these products is as important as what they do. Sustainable products start with sustainable sourcing. Kendrion intends to play a meaningful role in our supply chain, striving for adequate transparency and responsibility in our production process. We select our suppliers based on various sustainability criteria and require them to comply with the Kendrion Supplier Code of Conduct.
We foster a company culture of shared norms, and universal ethical values and behaviours. They are laid out in internal policies and procedures, within our Global Legal Compliance and Government Framework (GLC&GF).
For millions of people around the world, lifts are a commonplace way to reach the high points and low spots of an apartment, office building, hotel, shopping mall, hospital or a public facility. Behind the scenes, lifts are equally important for moving goods at construction sites, factories and other industrial facilities.
For all these applications, safety brakes are an essential component in any lift. Our brakes help ensure that lifts remain a safe and comfortable means of transportation.
Our Lighthouse projects support our commitment to conduct business in a responsible and sustainable way. In particular, our products contribute to reducing the environmental impact of vehicles and systems in which our products are used.
Our so-called ‘dog clutch’ for mild hybrid trucks offers a huge contribution to CO2 reduction. Electrification and fuel cell solutions are obvious options to drastically reduce CO2 emissions, but mild hybrid is an attractive alternative. A mild hybrid uses the starter generator instead of the combustion engine. Kendrion’s mild hybrid solution contributes to the reduction of CO2 emission.
The pressure regulators and solenoid and proportional valves manufactured by our Business Unit Industrial Actuators and Controls ensure precise and reliable gas dosing in ventilation and anaesthesia devices.
In 2020 we were urgently requested by the British government to deliver pressure regulators to the NHS in the UK for use in ventilators to battle COVID-19. Our pressure regulators are critical parts to the oxygen ventilators and help save patients’ lives.
Aligned product portfolio to SDGs
Improved focus on sustainable product use
Continued research into new application areas
Conducted 28 supplier audits: 3 more than anticipated for the year