In 2015, all 193 UN member states joined hands to develop and commit to a comprehensive sustainability plan in a framework called the Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals serve as a guide for planning and funding for years to come.
TBR Solutions support(s) the Sustainable Development Goals
What are SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 internationally recognised sustainability goals, developed and committed to by all 193 UN member states. These goals serve to combat and end poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change. The SDGs were constructed as an integrative development framework to guide the international community to 2030, with five main themes: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.
What are the 17 goals?
TBR Solutions support(s) the Sustainable Development Goals
Who are the sustainable development goals for?
The SDGs are about our global environment and society. The 17 goals benefit all and make sure no one is left behind. This goes further than the seemingly simple concept of ‘green’; it’s also about global equal opportunities, accessible schooling, quality jobs and a safe living environment. All actors, including governments, non-profits and for-profits must seize opportunities to further the achievement of these goals. Keeping our world safe, sustainable and clean impacts everyone.
How does TBR take responsibility?
TBR Solutions, as a company centred around renewable resource usage, takes responsibility for itself and others. Together with partners from all over the world, TBR is greatly focused on several SDGs. In doing so, we hope to inspire others and move them to take action. Together we can increase our impact and make the world a more sustainable place.
At TBR, we have identified 6 SDGs
SDG 3 – Good health and well-being
Everyone wants to live in a healthy environment with clean air, water and soil. Green surroundings with nature and forests facilitate relaxation, good health and recreation.
Clean air in the industry
We use our heat reclamation technology to facilitate clean air. Our cyclone technology separates pollutants from hot air used in industrial processes. After filtration, the residual heat of used air is exchanged with fresh incoming air. This allows for the realisation of energy savings of 25-35% at full capacity and simultaneously prevents polluting particles from ending up on the facilities’ rooftops.
Trees make a vital contribution to a healthier atmosphere by storing air pollutants. We take core components of SDG 3, such as thriving nature and expanding forests, to heart. As of 2022, we have a new celebration ritual for every large project we finish: we plant a tree together with our client.
SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation
Creating and sustaining accessible and renewable clean water is a global effort . Across the globe, water has different meaning for different people. For some, using clean water in everyday life is such a given that they might take it for granted, while others do not have that luxury. TBR plays a key role in keeping our water clean for everyone by eliminating pollutants from water before it leaves the industry.
Clean water from the industry
Read here how we are helping the industry save 3,5 billion litres of water with the Lint-X Rotor.
SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy
This goal concerns Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). Reducing CO2 emission is a key component of long-term control over climate change. This can be hard to integrate with an increased demand for cheap energy and a rising global population.
TBR helps the industry convert intangible solar light into accessible and usable energy. Our solar technology transforms the natural light of day into heat, which can then be used to heat process water. Our innovative systems can also subsequently recover heat after the process by exchanging heat between waste water and new process water.
Technology such as this is how TBR Solutions helps to build CO2-neutral businesses, most notably in the laundry industry.
SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production
Global resource shortages and overuse illustrate how crucial it is for the world to do more with less resources. One such resource that heavily involves TBR is water.
The water we currently use in consumption and production is commonly disposed of, even when that water would be perfectly suitable for purification or reuse. TBR Solutions uses innovative systems that separate water, pollutants and residual energy in the form of heat. This makes the industrial production cycle more sustainable.
SDG 13 – Climate action
As a society, we carry a collective responsibility to combat climate change. Rising global temperatures lead to an increasing amount of climate change-related natural disasters. This calls for immediate action, such as investing in energy-efficient and renewable energy, spreading awareness and promoting behavioural changes. Climate action is a global challenge.
TBR is committed to using renewable energy, both internally and externally. Within TBR itself, we have invested in electric driving to achieve a large reduction of fossil fuel use. Externally, TBR is a key partner in the industry for designing CO2-neutral processes using renewable energy. In that role, we’ve also started a fun new tradition of concluding every large project by planting a tree together with our client.
SDG 15 – Life on land
Planting and conserving trees is one of the most impactful ways to reduce our total CO2 footprint. Just one tree stores about 20-25 kg of CO2 per year. Trees benefit not just the larger atmosphere, but also their close environment by increasing biodiversity and soil quality.
In 2022 TBR started a festive new celebration ritual. As a conclusion to every big project we finish, we plant a tree together with our client.
Bringing the SDGs to your organisation
Sustainability has become a popular and widely-used term, often posing difficult questions. What does sustainability look like? And how could it impact your organisation? Feel free to reach out through our contact page to experience how TBR can help.
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Sources: UN, CBS