Responsibility & Sustainability

RESPONSIBILITY

Cajo Technologies Ltd. operates responsibly in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030) Goal in economic, social and environmental aspects. The company’s goal is to do profitable and responsible business in the long term, taking into account the effects on the environment and people. Responsibility and sustainable development perspectives have been included as part of the core business.

Cajo Technologies wants to grow and develop responsibly. The company wants to be a reliable, ecological and environmentally friendly component and software supplier known for high-quality and practically eternal colour patterning and marking method. The company’s additive-free products can significantly reduce the harmful environmental effects that would result from using other outdated or wasteful marking methods. Cajo’s sustainable laser technology is proven to be a more than 90 % environmentally friendly marking solution than the inkjet devices traditionally used in industry.

Responsibility is examined in accordance with the three areas of sustainable development. These sections are reviewed annually when goals are set and modified as necessary. The company focuses on the efficient utilization of resources in its operations.

 

Environment:

Cajo Technologies takes climate change seriously and strives to promote issues related to environmental responsibility. The company’s environmental goals are currently defined as:

  • Responding to global sustainability challenges by minimizing the use of chemicals and reducing material waste and energy consumption.
    • Reducing travel: remote meeting/work
    • Recycling and reducing waste – recyclable packaging materials and reducing unnecessary packaging plastic

Cajo’s technology can reduce customers’ use of chemicals and reduce material waste and energy consumption.

Read more on the Macon 2020 report on the carbon footprint of Cajo Laser vs. Inkjet.

 

Social:

Cajo Technologies operates in accordance with the obligations set by the Equality Act. The management requires that each member of the work community takes responsibility for the functionality of the work community and respects other members of the work community as individuals. It is also required that all management actions are carried out on the basis of laws and general good operating practices in order to guarantee equal treatment of all members of the working community. The management intervenes in accordance with the situation in any problems that may arise. The company invests in personnel development, training and inventing new innovations. Cajo also wants to offer job opportunities to young people and recent graduates, in which case the goal of the internships is employment in the company. The main goals of social responsibility are:

  • Promotion of equality
  • Promoting employee safety and well-being
  • Staff development and training

 

Governance:

Cajo Technologies aims for a profitable and long-term business in accordance with national and international legislation. Added value is produced for stakeholders by communicating openly in accordance with good governance and requirements:

  • The company works against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.
  • The company fulfils the obligations of international agreements and commitments.
  • Responsible suppliers and subcontractors.
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LASER MARKING - A VITAL PART OF SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

By choosing Cajo’s sustainable marking systems, forward-thinking manufacturers can save costs and the environment.

It is a fact that technology cannot sustainably continue to advance at the expense of the environment. Sustainability, the conservation of nature and resources for vital ecological balance, is a crucial core value of Cajo’s additive-free product marking solutions. Cajo’s patented laser technology has been proven to be over 90 % more environmentally friendly marking solution than inkjets traditionally used in the manufacturing industry.

Cajo addresses global sustainability challenges by promoting the goal to reduce the use of chemicals, as well as reducing material waste and energy consumption. For instance, energy efficiency has been a priority in the EU. The Europe 2020 Energy Strategy and Waste Framework Directive (Article 4) set the goal of a 20 % improvement in energy efficiency within the EU. Also reducing the amount of waste generated at the source and reducing the hazardous content of that waste is regarded as the highest priority according to the Waste Hierarchy established in the Waste Framework Directive (Article 4). Cajo’s technology is a step forward in achieving both of these environmentally high goals.

Moreover, the European Commission recognises climate change and environmental degradation as an existential threat to Europe and the whole planet. To overcome these challenges, the European Green Deal has been established in 2020 to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive circular economy.

With ecological Cajo lasers sold to and running in over 60 countries around the world, Cajo Technologies provides the global manufacturing industry with the necessary tools for environmentally friendly production while also ensuring companies keep their competitive edge.

Choose Cajo’s green technology and lead the way to a brighter tomorrow.

 

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CAJO LASER MARKING IS A GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE MARKING TECHNOLOGY

This is a very unresearched topic so far. In 2020 a study was conducted with Macon Ltd. regarding the carbon footprint of laser labelling. Below you’ll find a short conclusion on the carbon footprint of a laser printer versus inkjets. You can download the full study from the link below.

The study was carried out aiming to define the carbon footprint of industrial labelling with two alternative methods: 1. Cajo Technologies laser labelling and 2. ink labelling. The calculation included the emission of energy and chemicals, assuming an annual workload of 1697 hours. The carbon footprints of the labelling options are 43 kg CO2 eq per annum for Cajo and 501 kg CO2 eq per annum for inkjet. This result indicates that  Cajo`s chemical-free technology enables over 90 % reduction of the carbon footprint of industrial labelling.

Download the research report

WE HAVE THE KEY FLAG - A SIGN OF FINNISH WORK

The Key Flag is a sign of Finnish work. The Key Flag symbol is awarded by The Association for Finnish Work in recognition of a product made in Finland. In addition, the right to use Key Flag Symbol can be awarded to products with a minimum domestic content of 50 percent of its break-even cost. The calculation takes into consideration all costs related to the product.

We are proud to say that Cajo Technologies’ laser marking equipment is awarded by the Key Flag

Cajo has a patented laser marking method to implement color and traceability markings to metal sustainably without using additives. Our laser marking systems and software are developed and designed by our own product development team. Our devices are developed and manufactured in Northern Finland, in Kempele headquarters – utilizing domestic subcontractors remarkably.