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The Environment and Sustainability awards winners in 2012


Anders Flanking, State Secretary to Minister for the Environments

Anders Flanking “NOBELUX is doing an important job to inspire Swedish companies to apply innovative, recourse efficient and green solutions in their business operations. The 4 prices which I handed out on behalf of NOBELUX and the University of Antwerpen on 26 September 2012 should be seen as a token of inspiration to others. The 5 winning companies have shown that it makes sense to think sustainably and green.”


Kris Van Damme, Manager Quality and Infrastructure – Volvo Group Belgium

“First, I think that it’s important to see organisations like Nobelux standing behind environmental care and promote it with events. It is good indeed that Nobelux promotes this topic in the companies and also makes sure it has the attention of government representatives and the academic world. For Volvo Group Belgium receiving this award is an honour. Even if we’ve implemented the CO² neutral plant for quite some time, it still feels great to be recognised for our efforts. But we know that this is a never ending trajectory. This award encourages us to continue our journey.”

Port of Gothenburg

Elias Wästberg, senior manager Port of Gothenburg

There is a strong trade relation between Belgium and Sweden. It’s
excellent with this possibility to share environmental knowledge that
companies in both the countries can use to improve our environmental
performance with."

Camfill Farr

For almost 50 years Camfil Farr has developped a business concept based on sustainable values. We protect people, the environment and sensitive processes from air pollution while helping customers to reduce their energy consumption in a profitable way.

Walking the talk is key aspect of the Camfil Farr Group’s commitment to sustainability. We keep on reducing our environmental impact and resource intensity. As an example, several of our factories were the first in their country to receive the energy management certification according to EN 16001 and ISO 50001.

Since 2008, we have developed a global programme for sustainability called Camfilcairing.

Therefore receiving the Nobelux award for global sustainability is the reward of Camfil Farr’s commitment to integrate sustainability in all business activities and to act as a good corporate citizen wherever we operate in the world.