SEBO is Environmentally Friendly

For SEBO, reducing the carbon footprint of a product starts in the initial design process.

There is more to being environmentally aware than just looking at energy ratings. Friends of the environment also want their vacuum to be responsibly manufactured. Everyone knows to look for efficiency when it comes to buying new appliances for the home, but what about the amount of energy consumed in their production and distribution? Sometimes this can far exceed the energy used during the entire lifespan of a product.

SEBO’s Green Practices

Our Factory

  • The combined heat and power system produces the electricity for the factory’s machinery making the factory completely self-sustaining with respect to electricity.
  • The warm air and water created by the system’s generators are then used to heat the factory and warehouse.
  • Rain water is collected from the roof, filtered and stored for use in production and within the factory washrooms, saving the unnecessary use of treated drinking water.
  • The factory and offices are designed to use as much natural light as possible, avoiding the power consumption of artificial lighting.
  • Working hours are scheduled to make use of daylight hours; this also improves the working environment for employees.

Our Product

  • SEBO vacuum cleaners are made in Germany using locally sourced materials and components.
  • Built to last, SEBO vacuums are manufactured in a way that reduces waste and uses fewer resources. For example, plastic is recycled into new components.
  • Unlike other manufacturers who ‘batch test’ or randomly test products coming off the line, SEBO tests every single vacuum cleaner to ensure that every customer gets the best quality machine.

Transportation

  • The product is packed into the smallest possible cartons, allowing the maximum number of machines to fit on a pallet.
  • Most SEBO packaging is made from unbleached recycled cardboard while waste paper from the offices is shredded and reused for packing.
  • Carefully planned deliveries ensure delivery trucks are running economically and are filled to capacity.

“Approximately 72 percent of the waste currently being land-filled or incinerated consists of materials that could be put to higher and better use through recycling or composting. Most of this material is office paper, cardboard, non-recyclable paper, and food waste.”

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead
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