OSLO, NORWAY (February 13, 2023) – Airthings, creators of the best-selling indoor air quality and radon monitors for homeowners, businesses, and professionals, is pleased to announce that it has received a Gold Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability rating for 2023. EcoVadis is the most trusted business sustainability ratings organization, and this rating recognizes Airthings’ dedication to integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sustainability practices into its business strategy, culture, and daily operations.
After receiving a silver medal from EcoVadis in 2022, Airthings’ first year of eligibility, the company made significant strides in just one year’s time, with Airthings now ranking in the top 5% of companies scored globally in the Electronics and Equipment category. This early success is a positive indication that the actions taken on the company’s sustainability journey have been effective, and also demonstrates that Airthings has a strong foundation in place to continue its progress and achieve even greater results in the future. Some of the ways Airthings has ramped up sustainability efforts in recent years, helping millions of people around the world to breathe healthier air, include:
- Enabling businesses to reduce energy consumption using air quality data, saving thousands of tons of CO2
- Utilizing circular principles to pursue responsible manufacturing, reducing the environmental impact
- Creating products with extensive battery lives and 5-year warranties, using high-quality components and materials to ensure long-term shelf lives
- Investing in building a widely diverse corporate culture which is passionate about reducing society’s carbon footprint and improving people’s health
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition from EcoVadis,” said Airthings CEO, Oyvind Birkenes. “Sustainability is at the heart of our mission to empower the world to breathe better, and this award demonstrates our commitment to making a positive impact on the planet and our stakeholders.”
Airthings understands that sustainability is a destination with a journey of continuous improvement. The company has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2020 and supports its 10 principles. Airthings also aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and uses them as a framework for its ESG actions. The company continues to prioritize its sustainability efforts to become a more environmentally responsible, circular, and people-focused company. In addition to implementing an extensive life-cycle assessment (LCAs) on all products and integrating new sustainable practices into its R&D and engineering.
“This rating highlights Airthings’ commitment to sustainability and our ongoing efforts to improve the integration of ESG practices into our business,” said Erwin Hasselbrinck, Sustainability Manager at Airthings. “We are proud to be recognized as a leader in sustainability and will continue to work towards a better future for all.”
What is EcoVadis?
EcoVadis ranks ESG management systems of companies on a scale of 0-100 according to four different categories: environment, ethics, labor & human rights, and sustainable procurement. The cumulative weighted scores from these categories are then used to assign companies one of the following levels: no designation, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. EcoVadis rates over 85,000 companies in more than 160 countries in 200+ industries. The mission of EcoVadis is to develop a system to enable companies to make sustainable decisions, reduce risk, and improve social outcomes and performance. Their network both increases transparency and helps connect the global marketplace of leading sustainable companies, and it can help Airthings become even more sustainable and socially responsible.
Airthings is a global technology company and producer of award-winning radon and indoor air quality monitors for homeowners, businesses, and professionals. Founded in 2008, Airthings is on a mission to ensure that people around the world recognize the impact of indoor air quality and take control of their health through simple, affordable, and accurate technology solutions while optimizing energy consumption in buildings. Airthings’ products have made radon detection and indoor air quality monitoring easy to deploy, accurate, and user friendly, and have received several accolades including the TIME’s Best Inventions award and CES Innovation Award Honors. Headquartered in the heart of Oslo, Norway, and with offices in the US and Sweden the company has over 140 employees from more than 30 nationalities—and counting. To see the full range of Airthings indoor air quality monitors and radon detectors or to learn more about the importance of continuous air quality monitoring, please visit airthings.com.