Sourcing locally to lower carbon footprint and increase social value
Stringos are manufactured in our headquarters in Nyland, Sweden. As such, we endeavour to find suppliers and even raw materials made in the region to suit our rigorous demands. We’re proud to say that 85-90% of our components are made locally and that our supply chain uses these local companies to create finished products for our machines. This reduces the carbon footprint in transportation dramatically but as importantly, it creates manufacturing jobs in our local communities that has high social impact in our rural economies.
Sustainable water use
Stringo sits on the Ångermanälven river, a major tributary and water source in the north of Sweden, its beauty a reminder that water stewardship is important to keep in mind when operating an industrial business.
Our water comes from a local aquifer source and is tested on a rigourous schedule to maintain its standard and purity. In our manufacturing processes, we’ve installed advanced water reclamation systems that reduces our waste water to a minimum in our painting facility with failsafe construction for water leakage and groundwater reclamation.
To enact ISO 14001 standards for water stewardship best practices.
In 2014, Stringo replaced its oil heating system with a modern, more efficient injected deep earth energy (bergvärme) system. In 2014–2016 a project was launched that reduced energy consumption by 50%. This project was in conjunction with an insulation project and a new air compressor system.
Solar panels are a possible future project implementation as well as sourcing a green grid.
The decision has been made that all new company fleet vehicles are electrified herein. Additionally, employees have taken it amongst themselves to drive more ecological. At present, almost 50% of employee vehicles are electrified.
90% of employee vehicles to be electrified as well as charging stations to facilitate electrified vehicle uptake.
Stringo air quality is managed by three ventilation systems. One is used for the production area, one for the office systems and the other—a more technologically advanced solution—filters the particle matter from the painting facility.
Register CDP emissions and enact best practices.
Sweden is known for its consumer recycling traditions—almost 90%. Industrially, Stringo has a rigorous programme for its metal, wood, plastics and paper that uses Miva facilities for world class disposal.
To enact ISO 14001 standards for recycling best practices.
Stringo recycles all its batteries to the highest international levels. Additionally, all Stringo machines are equipped with lead-acid batteries which are 99% recycled. This is more favourable than lithium which are, at present, is still less known with their environmental impact. At present, lithium-ion batteries are recycled at a rate below 5%.
To bring battery reclamation best practices to customer and partners.
In 2021, Stringo switched to a more efficient and modern painting facility. This created better products but also created higher standards for worker and environmental protection.
Stringo uses high quality paints that meet the international standards for chemical hazards. In this facility, we use highly industrial ventilation techniques (see above) as well as water practices (see above).
Our employees are encouraged to carpool from the neighbouring cities to the HQ and Stringo also has remote working offices to allow these workers to reduce their carbon footprint.
Additionally, train travel is always encouraged using the local train system, SJ, which is green powered. 50% of internal country, company travel uses this method.
Lastly, our employees are encouraged to take local public transport when abroad instead of taxis of more carbon impacting methods.
Offset flight carbon footprint with tree planting credits.