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Our corporate social responsibility

A word from Management

“We offer solutions that are inventive, reliable and easy.”

Arnaud CORBIER, Directeur général

For over 60 years, the SFA Group companies have been committed to enhancing the daily comfort of our customers, both professional and non-professional. We give them more than just technical information: we offer them solutions that are inventive, reliable and easy to execute.

This is our target!

This goal resulted in the release of the first Sanibroyeur in 1958, revolutionizing interior installation all over the world. Through our 25 subsidiaries and more than 60 distributors, our Group is now present in nearly 80 countries.

At the same time, our company is committed to diversifying its reach, products, and business operations.

Several acquisitions have enriched our brand portfolio: Europelec, Kinedo, Grandform, Watermatic, Zehnder Pumpen and more recently Format. Enabling us to successfully penetrate new markets.

SFA has grown into a global group that is now both powerful and recognized in its markets.

A brand that, since its creation, has carried values, a commitment and an inspiring personality that are a unifying base for ourselves, our employees, our customers and our partners. This global approach to corporate social responsibility deserves to be displayed not only as a ideal, but as a realistic commitment we maintain daily.

Welcome to SFA !

CSR in the SFA Group

Our approach

As an international industrial group our primary purpose is simple: to design and manufacture home and professional solutions wherever water flows.

In 2016, SFA’s management decided to incorporate a Corporate Social Responsibility business model to meet new communication, human resources, and regulatory compliance challenges.

SFA’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) reflects our aims to pursue social responsibility and commitment; to sustainability and the community welfare as the company grows. SFA Group is doing this by engaging with Social and Environmental challenges and providing our customers with inventive solutions to answers these concerns.

Our inventive approach to product solutions and brand creation begins and ends with quality and services.

SFA’s products have been widely recognized as leading solutions in each industry, due a handful of features.

Including providing important environmental solutions through our product designs. Our product are designed to aid in reducing the waste of resources (such as water usage). We push ourselves not only to improve our own expectations, but also to raise the bar for others, including our suppliers.

In supporting our employees and partnering with suppliers to deliver quality products to our customers, we hold ourselves to high standards of ethics and integrity. Collaboration and inclusivity are central to how we work. We believe the best solutions are those that draw on diverse ideas and perspectives.

We aim to enrich the lives and communities we touch. SFA has a long history of helping people worldwide in sanitary matters. Every year, for the world toilet day, where it is all about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), we support through product donations. These help children and adults receive much-needed health facilities.

Our ambition

“Our ambition in terms of corporate responsibility (CSR) is to develop our company – by having our employees work alongside our customers and partners.

This desire drives us in our daily choices.”

Our engagement

Social Engagement & Sponsorship

In 2021, SFA Group donated Three AquaHome Systems in Cambodia

“Remote villages in Siem Reap, Cambodia have no electricity or clean water source. In addition, the laterite roads make transportation difficult especially during the rainy season. Waterborne illnesses are common among children and they lack proper medication because of their distance from the health center.

SFA partnered with Planet Water Foundation to install an AquaHome in three of the poorest households in Cambodia. This solution brings clean water and lighting into homes for the first time and is accompanied by Planet Water’s hygiene education program to help improve the living conditions of the families.

“”We always suffer from diarrhea and skin rashes because we have no clean water for drinking and hand-washing. My children are thin and unhealthy and often miss school because they are ill. With the Aqua-Home, they will now have a better chance to be healthy and to perform better in school.”” Ly Leat, Father of three

2020 – Just as in the past years, SFA once again supported the organisation “Une Villa en Urgence” on World Toilet Day with product donations

Established in 2017, Une Villa en Urgence creates emergency housing for the homeless by recycling and re-furbishing refrigerated bus trailers at the end of their commercial life. This year, SFA is pleased to announce that we are doubling our donation in order to support the association’s goal of building around one hundred homes. SFA donating 10 Sanicompact 43, 10 Sanishower and 10 Kineprime (shower cubicles).

Ecovadis CSR assessment

EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted corporate sustainability assessor, awarded the SFA Group a bronze medal. This places the SFA Group among the top 50% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis.

The EcoVadis assessment is based on international sustainable development criteria, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000 standard, which cover 200 categories of contributions and more than 160 countries.

The SFA Group was rated on the basis of a sustainable development criteria illustrating its performance through 21 indicators divided into four main categories:

  • environment
  • labor and human rights
  • ethics
  • sustainable purchases

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