Gasmet Technologies Oy

Gasmet Technologies Oy

Our mission is to provide solutions that help improve air quality, protect the environment, mitigate climate change and promote occupational safety. Our vision is to live on a green planet with less emissions. We believe this can be achieved by continuously developing our solutions and improving global cooperation and local know-how. Gasmet is a Finnish high technology company that develops, manufactures and markets gas analyzers and monitoring systems for a variety of industrial, environmental and safety applications. Our customers worldwide include, but are not limited to, power plants, waste incinerators, first responders and universities. In the field of gas analysis, our company have established a global reputation for innovative, customer-driven and reliable solutions. As a global company, we place a heavy emphasis on high levels of pre- and post-sale technical support.

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Mestarintie 6 , Vantaa , FI-01730 Finland

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Air Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1990
Employees:
101-1000

Our mission
Gasmet is a technology group from Helsinki founded in 1990 consisting of the parent company and four subsidiaries which are located abroad. In total we have over 100 personnel and in 2018 the revenue of the group was 21 M€. Gasmet operates in more than 80 countries covering all continents.

Why Choose Gasmet

Front Seat
Gasmet is at the forefront of development. We have almost 30 years of FTIR experience and we have introduced several breakthrough innovations. Our teams of experts ensure continuous improvements of our products that will exceed our customers’ expectations.

Future First
The future belongs to everyone and we think that everyone has the right to clean air. Therefore, we are persistent to develop our future-proof solutions and support global actions in mitigating climate change. Our vision is to live on a green planet with less emissions.

Global Presence
We know the importance of local support, globally. With our service and support network covering more than 70 countries, we ensure local, high quality technical support for our customers and secure continuous availability of spare parts to our systems during their entire lifetime.

Gasmet story begins in 1990, when a Finnish manufacturer of shelters, blast resistant and gastight doors, Finntemet Oy, acquired Scanoptics’ FTIR business. The reason why a shelter manufacturer company was interested in gas analysis was, that since 1959 in Finland, it has been compulsory to include a shelter in any building over a certain size. Naturally, the quality of air inside these shelters became a primary concern. This acquisition led to the creation of Temet Instruments Oy. At that stage, the company consisted of just four scientists.

During it’s early years the company was only focused on improving the FTIR technology. All of a sudden, a demand for emissions monitoring equipment grew quickly as new environmental legislations were introduced and directives coming into effect. At this point the Gasmet story really begins.

The first Gasmet FTIR analyser was sold in 1993, and already in 1994, the sales were expanded to Europe and to the USA. In the early 2000s, demand for the company’s products grew requiring high levels of investment that led to a management buyout. In 2006, the company Gasmet Technologies Oy was formed.

1000 analyzers delivered
2006

Sales and service activities were undertaken by a global network of distributors and subsidiary offices in Hong Kong (2005), Canada (2009), and in Germany (2013). All of the company’s research, development, manufacturing and head office operations were brought into one facility in Helsinki.

In 2004, Gasmet launched the world’s first in-situ FTIR gas analyzer. Later, in 2008, Gasmet launched the world’s first portable ambient FTIR analyzer, the DX4030. Five years later, Gasmet introduced a new emission monitoring system for mercury measurements, the Continuous Mercury Monitoring system (CMM).

2000 analyzers delivered
2011

In 2015 Gasmet announced the acquisition of its UK distributor Quantitech Limited. This acquisition was designed to secure the long-term future of the business and to exploit the growth opportunities seen in the UK market.

In 2019, we acquired Austrian MonitoringSystems GmbH for expansion in solutions for industrial emissions monitoring. Later that year Nedeman Group acquired Gasmet and now we are part of Nederman’s Monitoring & Control Technology division.

Today, we are proud to say that Gasmet has delivered over 4000 FTIR analyzers worldwide. It is the biggest number of FTIR gas analyzers ever delivered for industrial and on-site applications.

4000 analyzers delivered
2017

Corporate sustainability creates long-term consumer and employee value by creating a strategy how a business operates in the social, cultural and economic environment.  It also formulates strategies to build a company that fosters longevity through transparency and proper employee development.

Our Corporate Sustainability Strategy

Society’s challenges are our challenges. We proactively meet expectations from our important stakeholders through our commitment to responsible business and a culture of transparency. We seek to maximize our value to the broader world by doing things that fall close to our core competence.

We have created a sustainability strategy that has seven areas with guiding principles, commitments and goals. We strive for a balance between environmental, social and economic focus, a high degree of transparency and strong engagement in our corporate story.

  1. Climate change
  2. Emissions / air quality
  3. Resource consciousness
  4. Employee / public safety
  5. Employer of choice
  6. Good governance
  7. Long-term growth and sustained performance

Impact Strategy

As part of our sustainability strategy, we recognize the need to engage in positive value creation together with our stakeholders, as basis for strengthened brand, relations and business. Our impact strategy has three focus areas with wider consequences to society, and where we have core competences that can be used more effectively:

  1. Climate change
  2. Emissions / air quality
  3. Employee / public safety

As part of Nederman Group, Gasmet Technologies follows Nederman’s Code of Conduct.

What we do

For over 70 years, customers have relied on Nederman’s high quality products, solutions and services for industrial air filtration, cleaning and recycling.

We help create safe workplaces, efficient production and reduced environmental impact.

The value we create
  • Higher production efficiency
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Better working environment
The Nederman Group

We are a world-leading supplier and developer of products and solutions within the environmental technology sector.
We work to create added value for our stakeholders without compromising the high standards we set in terms of corporate social responsibility.

Values that unite us

Our core values :

  • Profitable customer focus
  • Respect for the environment and each other
  • Courage to act anchor everything we do.

Responsibility for all

Nederman requires all its directors, officers and employees to adhere to this Code of Conduct, policies and applicable laws.

Sustainable environmental, social and economic performance

Nederman offers products and solutions that contribute to improvement of the environment, inside and outside of customers’ premises, while contributing to increased resource efficiency.

Equal opportunities and non-discrimination for employees

All employees of Nederman shall have equal opportunities based on competence, experience and performance regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, union affiliation, social background or ethnic origin.

Fair business for customers and partners

Nederman sells its products on their merits.

Our shareholders

Nederman aim to create long term value for our shareholders. Profitability is a prerequisite for a sustainable business.

Transparency
Leadership and control
Implementation and compliance

Transparency

In all our communications, both written and spoken, we are committed to being open, truthful, and accurate within the limits of commercial confidentiality. As a stock listed company we need to respect the rules and regulations governing our activities.

Leadership and control

Governance of the Nederman Group is carried out through shareholders via the Annual General Meeting, the board of directors, the CEO, and Nederman’s executive management team.

Implementation and compliance

All employees within Nederman are obliged to report suspected violations of this Code of Conduct, other Nederman policies or applicable laws to their superiors, the managers of their superiors, or through e-mail to nederman.whistleblowing@dnadvokat.se which is operated by a third party and is available 24/7, 365 days per year.

How to apply the Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct organizes and summarizes existing Nederman policies and should be used as a support tool laying down the principles on which our day-to-day work is based.

The Nederman way

We are committed to playing a vital role in sustainable and efficient industrial production to create shared value for the environment and society. We strive to run our own operations efficiently and sustainably and expect the same practices of our suppliers.

Sustainability goals

To ensure that we live up to our promise and our commitment, we have set targets for our work. The goals are related to customers, products and solutions, environmental impact, responsibility and people and we regularly monitor how well we are performing.

Energy consumption -20%

Reduce energy consumption in production by 20 percent by 2020 compared with 2013. At the end of 2016, the reduction was 14.8 percent.

Carbon dioxide emissions -20%

Reduce carbon dioxide emissions in production by 20 percent by 2020 compared with 2013. At the end of 2016, carbon dioxide emissions had increased by just under 30 percent.

Recovery 95%

Acheive 95 percent recycling of waste in production by 2020. At the end of 2016, recovery was 93.9 percent.

Code of conduct 100%

100 percent of the Company’s external suppliers shall work in accordance with Nederman’s Code of Conduct. At the end of 2016, this figure was 80 percent.

Major progress
  • Reduced energy consumption in production
  • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions
  • Increased wasterecycling
We aim to be the global leader in ecoefficient solutions to protect people, planet and products from harmful effects of industrial processes.

As part of Nederman Group, Gasmet Technologies follows Nederman’s Code of Conduct.

Purpose

Nederman has a position as a leading, innovative and sustainable provider of products, systems and solutions for industrial air filtration in demanding environments, with operations and presence around the world.

Sustainability is firmly rooted in our core values and our way of working with continuous improvement. We strive to ensure that our business is sustainable in all aspects and that we comply with the highest social, ethical and environmental standards at every stage.

Nederman supports and works actively to comply with international guidelines regarding environment, human rights, working conditions, anti-corruption and business ethics, including the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, OECD Convention on combating bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions, and the UN Global Goals.

This Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”) harmonizes with our internal code of conduct and is based on the above mentioned international guidelines. Nederman encourages its Suppliers to establish their own Codes of Conduct or written policy statement based on such guidelines.

The Code applies to any person or legal entity that provides products and/or services to or on behalf of Nederman and its subsidiaries. Nederman requires all Suppliers to comply with the requirements set out in this Code, and to make sure that their sub-suppliers are aware of and comply with standards that are not less strict.

The Supplier shall comply with all laws and regulations applicable to its business. In the event of discrepancies between this Code and applicable law, the strictest standard shall apply.

The Supplier shall have adequate management systems and controls in place to secure and monitor its and its sub-suppliers´ compliance with this Code (or equivalent own standards) as well as applicable laws and regulations. The system shall be in proportion to the size, complexity and risk environment of the Supplier’s operations.

Human and Labor Rights

Fundamentally, the Supplier shall support and respect internationally proclaimed human rights, and make sure that it is not complicit in human rights violations. The Supplier shall assess the risk of causing, contributing to or being linked to serious human rights violations.

Discrimination: No employees shall be discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, colour, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic origin, disease, disability or similar.

Harassment: Suppliers shall commit to a workplace free of harassment and shall foster a social environment with respect for the individual. Suppliers shall ensure that employees are not subject to any physical or psychological inhumane treatment, corporal punishments, threats or false promises.

Forced labor: The Supplier shall not use or benefit from forced labor or any other form of involuntary labor, including involuntary prison labor, slavery and servitude.

Young labor: The Supplier shall not employ persons younger than 15 (or younger than the legal age for employment, if higher than 15). The Supplier shall recognize the rights of young labor (below 18) to be protected from economic exploitation and from work that is hazardous or interferes with the individual’s education or moral, social, spiritual, mental or physical development.

Wages and benefits: The Supplier shall pay at least the statutory minimum wage or the wage negotiated in an applicable collective agreement, whichever is higher. The Supplier shall pay the wage regularly and on time. All types of legally mandated benefits and compensations shall be paid, e.g. for overtime. No unfair deductions shall be made.

Working-hours: The Supplier shall ensure that the ordinary working hours do not exceed the legal limit. Employees shall not be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week on a regular basis. Overtime hours shall not exceed applicable law. Employees shall be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period (unless otherwise regulated by applicable laws).

Freedom of association and collective bargaining: Suppliers shall respect the basic right of employees to freely, voluntarily and without interference establish and join, or not join, unions and employee representation of their own choice and to bargain collectively.

Healthy and Safe working conditions

Nederman believes that a healthy and safe workplace environment is crucial for employees wellbeing.

Health and safety hazard prevention: The Supplier shall ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all individuals. The Supplier shall continuously carry out risk assessments and consider specific company and industry risks, and take actions to mitigate identified risks. The Supplier shall track and report occupational injury and illness. Managers and employees shall have knowledge about accidents and near-accidents, understand the importance of preventive work and corrective actions and practice it in their daily work. The employees shall also receive appropriate health and safety training and necessary protective equipment free of charge.

Emergency preparedness: The Supplier shall make sure that all employees receive and understand adequate information about safety arrangements in their work area, e.g. on emergency exits, fire extinguishers, first aid equipment.

Environmental management

All people and especially businesses have a responsibility to protect our planet for future generations.

Environmental protection: The Supplier shall endeavor to avoid or reduce adverse environmental impacts from its operations. The Supplier shall handle environmental violations and complaints systematically and inform stakeholders of them.

Resource efficiency and climate action: The Supplier shall strive to integrate practices and technologies that promote energy efficiency and sustainable use of resources. In order to actively reduce its direct and indirect waste and emissions, both to air and water, the Supplier is encouraged to establish environmental plans. In addition, Supplier specific requirements may be agreed in commercial agreements.

Hazardous substances: The Supplier shall handle hazardous substances and chemicals responsibly, and where reasonably possible, substitute such substances for less hazardous ones.

Reporting of part material composition: Nederman actively strives to eliminate harmful substances from the products, including compliance with the European Union regulation RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) as well as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). In order to track and follow up on substances of concern, material composition declarations are requested for new and modified parts.

Business ethics requirements

Nederman is committed to conducting business ethically and in accordance with the law and requires the same of its suppliers. Relationships between Nederman and its Suppliers shall be trustworthy and transparent.

Anti-corruption: The Supplier shall not engage in, nor tolerate, any form of corruption, black-mail or bribery. The Supplier shall not offer, nor accept, any benefits or other means to obtain any improper or unfair advantage. The Supplier shall never allow a third party to engage in corrupt practices on the Supplier´s behalf.

Competition and antitrust: The Supplier shall not enter into discussions or agreements with competitors concerning pricing, market sharing or other similar activities which could have anti-competitive effects.

Conflicts of Interest: Avoid and/or disclose internally and to Nederman´s all conflicts of interest that may influence business relationships, and to avoid already the appearance thereof.

Money laundering and financial crime: The Supplier shall take preventive actions and perform adequate due diligence(s) to avoid being part of or facilitating money laundering and/or other financial crime.

Data Privacy: Process personal data confidentially and responsibly, respect everyone’s privacy and ensure that personal data is effectively protected and used only for legitimate purposes.

Export control: The Supplier shall comply with applicable international sanction programmes issued by the European Union and the United Nations and other applicable export control laws.

Responsible sourcing of minerals: The trade of minerals in some parts of the world, funds the most deadly conflicts and worst forms of human rights violations. Suppliers shall exercise due diligence consistent with the relevant parts of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance or equivalent processes along their mineral supply chains. This includes the implementation of policies and measures in order to identify risks and take appropriate action to ensure that the minerals used do not directly or indirectly through the extraction, transport, trade, handling or export of those minerals finance or benefit armed conflicts.

Information regarding smelters or refiners for minerals used by suppliers or subcontractors must be disclosed to Nederman upon request.

Reporting compliance concerns and Audit

A considerate, structured, knowledgeable and engaged management which provides the organization with effective management systems is the base of sustainable business.

Reporting of non-compliance: The Supplier shall promptly notify Nederman, and is moreover encouraged to report, of any noncompliance or suspected non-compliance of this Code, either caused by the Supplier or its subsuppliers. Failure to notify Nederman of such non-compliance shall constitute a breach of this Code. In situations where it is not possible to be open with the identity, Nederman has a “Whistleblowing system”, which enables anonymous reporting of serious wrongdoings. For more information, please see www.nederman.com and Sustainability.

Disclosure and audit: At the request of Nederman, and subject to reasonable non-disclosure undertakings, the Supplier shall in due time provide relevant information to Nederman to monitor the Supplier’s compliance with this Code. Nederman – or a third party authorized by Nederman and reasonably acceptable to Supplier – shall have the right to conduct preannounced audit(s) of the Supplier in relation to its operations relevant for this Code. Audit(s) shall be conducted during normal business hours.

Enforcement: In case of a breach of this Code, Nederman is entitled to demand that the Supplier takes corrective measures. In addition, a breach of this Code that is of a non-rectifiable nature or not rectified swiftly, shall constitute a material breach of any contract(s) between Nederman and the Supplier, which enables Nederman to terminate such contract(s).

Climate Change affects us all. Similarly, we all contribute to climate change in one way or another. This means that even small changes in what we do can collectively make a big difference and have a positive impact on preventing global warming and preserving nature.

Strategy for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C – What Gasmet can do?

Today, global warming is one of the biggest research areas and, also, one of the biggest concerns for humankind. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide pose an enormous environmental threat, and, it is a fact that climate change is happening now, not in the far future. As a high-tech company, we know the power of technology and believe that our solutions can help change the direction of global warming.

Gasmet’s significant contribution to climate change research

We support climate change research by manufacturing portable gas analyzers for GHG measurements. Gasmet is known for its state-of-the-art gas monitoring products which are widely used among the research community all over the world. You can find our products in measurements of GHG emissions everywhere in the world, all the way from the Arctic and to the Amazon. Every unit sold contributes to an enhanced understanding of global GHG balance and can support achieving lower emissions in the future.

Agriculture and land use are estimated to have several Gigatons of CO2 -equivalent GHG reduction potential per year. Accurate measurements of soil fluxes are essential in optimizing agricultural and land-use greenhouse gas emissions. Gasmet can make significant contributions by providing optimized high-quality measurements.

Gasmet’s steps towards a greener company

We are fully committed as a company to take part in global efforts to mitigate climate change and preserve nature. Therefore, we have decided to launch our own strategy for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C – the 1.5 °C Strategy.

Ongoing actions:

  • We ship our products in wooden, recyclable boxes to our customers worldwide.
  • We have stopped using 3-gallon water jugs made from plastic to reduce the amount of plastic in our office.
  • We have started our monthly Safety and Environmental walks – the purpose is to ensure the correctness and functionality of waste sorting at our facilities
  • Gasmet UK office has installed solar panels for use of green energy.
  • We have started to reduce our energy consumption by replacing lighting in production with LED.
  • Gasmet provides its employees water bottles
  • Gasmet provides recyclable cutlery (wooden forks, knives and spoons) and stopped using plastic cutler
  • We will encourage our employees to
  • Take part in the Bring-your-lunch-to-work day!
  • Adjust power settings on their computers to save energy
  • Save paper and reduce unnecessary printing

Steps we took in 2019:

  • We stopped using plastic cups and replaced them with environmentally friendly cups
  • We participated the International Bike-to-work day on 17th May 2019
  • We adopted the following policies
  • Turn-off-lights-when-leaving-a-room policy
  • Green purchasing policy of office supplies
  • Avoid plastic and Styrofoam packaging & prefer products packed in natural materials
  • Look to purchase other items that have been made from recycled materials
  • Look to purchase natural or bio-based products whenever possible

Steps to be taken in 2020:
In turn of the year, we encourage employees to collect cooking fat from Christmas ham or turkey and deliver it to our collection point. The fat is then used as a raw material for NesteMy renewable diesel.

Theme of January 2020 is to check the power settings in our computers. Right settings help extend PC’s battery life and slightly reduce energy consumption.

  • We have also reviewed wasted handling and recycling of waste has been extended to cover nine different categories:
  • Cardboard, Paper, Clear plastic, Metal, Batteries, Electronic scrap, Energy waste, Organic waste & Mixed waste.
  • This led to reduced unrecycled waste in 2018 from year 2017.
  • These lists are not complete and will probably never be. You can follow our progress towards a greener Gasmet by subscribing to our newsletter!

The 1.5 °C Strategy is part of Gasmet’s Sustainability strategy. Corporate sustainability creates long-term consumer and employee value by creating a strategy of how a business operates in the social, cultural and economic environment. We have created a sustainability strategy that has seven areas with guiding principles, commitments and goals. As part of our sustainability strategy, we recognize the need to engage in positive value creation together with our stakeholders, as the basis for a strengthened brand, relations, and business. Our impact strategy has three focus areas with wider consequences to society, and where we have core competencies that can be used more effectively. Read more about our Sustainability and Impact strategy here.