Sustainability at AVK

The AVK Group recognises sustainability as a factor of vital importance. With a clear policy implemented globally, we do our utmost to make a difference in this area.

For AVK, sustainability and sound economics go hand-in-hand. Reducing water loss actively helps reduce electricity consumption and protects one of our most valuable resources, and at the same time it saves money. Our high-quality solutions minimise environmental impacts caused by excavation, repair or replacement. This ensures that our business is based on a sustainable foundation living up to the requirements of social responsibility and environmental conscience.

In every part of the world there is a need for using the available resources in the most efficient manner. Pure drinking water free from harmful bacteria as well as safe and efficient wastewater treatment are some of the benefits we invite you to profit from when using AVK products. 

We contribute actively to the UN SDGs

The UN has adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to lead the world in a more sustainable direction. For details on the SDGs, please visit the official SDG website.

Our solutions contribute to the UN sustainable development goals by ensuring clean water and sanitation, by reducing water waste, electricity consumption and CO2 emissions, and by turning wastewater into affordable and clean energy. Our valve design is not only optimised to ensure long durability and 100% tightness; it also offers low operating torque, allowing for the use of cost-efficient electrical actuators.

AVK has entered into partnerships with other leading Danish companies aimed at sharing knowledge within water technology and at offering joint solutions for a more sustainable world. Furthermore, to help implement the already known and well-proven technologies, we have founded and host a summer school which runs under the name “Advanced Water Cycle Management Course”. With the latest knowledge at hand and a holistic approach to the journey of water through society, we focus on obtaining the most efficient supply and treatment processes.

Global compact principles

We realise that a global presence demands high ethical standards. Throughout our organisation we therefore recognise the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour Standards

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Anti-corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery

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