Our commitment to Sustainability
At Alfa Laval, we are continually working to DRIVE PROGRESS. We do our best to anticipate the optimal path forward for our customers, our employees, and the environment. Together, we OPTIMIZE PROCESSES and build seamless solutions that help our customers overcome their toughest challenges. We work tirelessly to MAKE THEIR SUCCESS OUR MISSION. Working together, we can create responsible, sustainable growth that benefits both PEOPLE AND THE PLANET. Making the world better, every day.
As a global company and here in Australia, we are not only committed to enabling customers to reduce carbon footprint, conserve water and re-use valuable resources, but want to take the journey to sustainability together.
Please read on for inspiring stories how we contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals with our customers and in our own operations.
Alfa Laval contributes to the Global Goals
The United Nations has adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, known as Global Goals, that world leaders have pledged to achieve. Now it is up to businesses like ours to take us there.
With our customers
Alfa Laval helps grow tomatoes in the desert
To grow tomatoes, you need ample sunshine but also reliable rainfall, so the idea of growing tomatoes in the desolate, dry and barren land 16 kilometres southeast of Port Augusta, South Australia seems delusional. Sundrop Farms, a developer, owner and operator of high tech greenhouse facilities, has proved this sentiment wrong.
In 2016, Sundrop Farms completed work on a massive greenhouse complex with a technological solution and commercial scale that has never been attempted before. A state-of-the-art integrated solar energy system, provided by Aalborg CSP, heats the greenhouses, produces electricity and generates energy to run a desalination unit from Alfa Laval, which produces freshwater to irrigate the crops.
The desalination unit from Alfa Laval is the largest solar-powered unit of its kind ever made. The unit works by using steam generated by solar energy to evaporate seawater into pure water vapour.
This project has an incredible potential to solve one of the biggest issues we face: providing food to a growing global population while arable land decreases.
Going carbon neutral
Our commitment to sustainability is a central element of our culture and value proposition. Alfa Laval has set itself the ambitious goal of powering 100% of operations in Oceania with renewables.
The installation of 99.99 kW solar panels at the Alfa Laval Oceania headquarters in Huntingwood, NSW, provides an estimated kWh 124,003 of renewable, emission-free energy. Already, the solar panels have reduced our operation's carbon footprint by approx. 60 percent.
The solar installation is one of the largest installations available to business customers, covering the entire rooftop of Alfa Laval's Sydney Service Centre.