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Environmental thesis

Modern filtration technology contributes substantially to a cleaner environment by reducing the emission of pollutants, especially in the area of air and water filtration. Examples include the de-dusting of air in industrial buildings or the purification of water before releasing it to the environment. Moreover, filtration technology also ensures a more efficient use of resources. The most suitable filtration products for a given applications reduce energy consumption, especially in the field of heating, ventilating and air conditioning or in hydraulic systems. Additionally, advanced filter systems help to prolong service intervals and equipment life-cycles, consequently allowing for a reduction in the usage of environmentally harmful substances, such as lubricants or cooling agents. SF-Filter’s technical advice and service is therefore an important contributor to a sustainable use of resources and a healthier environment.

Business

SF-Filter is the leading partner for the distribution of mobile and industrial filters for a variety of applications for example oil, air, fuel, hydraulic, gas, pneumatic, liquid, and HVAC-related applications. With more than 30,000 European customers ranging from original equipment manufacturers to resellers as well as end-customers, the SF-Filter brand has been unanimously recognized as the leader in its field due to its broad filter assortment, competent technical and independent advice as well as 24h delivery times. SF-Filter operates throughout Europe with filter warehouses in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and Poland. Ambienta joined SF-Filter as majority shareholder in January 2016.


Environmental impact and sustainable development goals

Ambienta only invests in businesses which have a positive impact on the environment through either, or both, a Resource Efficiency or Pollution Control contribution. Our proprietary methodology, the Environmental Impact Analysis, allow us to measure the contribution of different businesses to sustainability in terms of Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control which we capture through 11 Environmental Metrics.

Our Methodology and Metrics are fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015. Through our investment scope definition that focuses on products and services that improve Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control we fully capture 10 of the 17 Goals and their respective sub-goals.

For each portfolio company we report then its impact both in terms of our metrics and SDGs.

Resource efficiency

SF-Filter’s contribution to Resource Efficiency is summarized by the following Environmental Metrics and SDGs:

Energy saved

Pollution control

SF-Filter’s contribution to Pollution Control is summarized by the following Environmental Metrics and SDGs:

Air cleaned

Water cleaned

Pollutants avoided