SIG AIR HANDLING SUPPORTS EFA TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY STANDARDS
Zaventem, 21 June 2016 – On 30 May 2016, SIG Air Handling International bv signed a contract with the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA). The European supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products is now a funding partner of EFA and supports its efforts advocating for higher standards and healthier indoor air quality in Europe - in particular for people with allergies, asthma and chronic respiratory diseases.
Every year, two million healthy lives in the European Union are lost as a result of poor air quality. Outside large cities, indoor air is between twice and fifty times as polluted as outdoor air. For example, studies show that 64 million students and 4.5 million teachers in Europe are breathing in unhealthy indoor air almost daily. A possible reason for this is a lack of or a poorly maintained ventilation system.
"The European Union is due to adopt new legislation on Indoor Air Quality” – EFA
EFA is working to promote healthier indoor air for all, especially for allergy and chronic respiratory patients. "The European Union is due to adopt new measures for indoor air quality and we are calling for higher air quality standards to prevent the negative impact poor air quality has in our health”, says EFA Communications Manager Isabel Proaño.
SIG Air Handling is delighted to support this initiative. The company wishes to draw attention to the indoor air issue and give Europe a helping hand to take appropriate actions. Because everyone is entitled to and stands to benefit from indoor air. That message is reflected in SIG Air Handling's motto: “Improving air because we care.”
In the next few years, SIG Air Handling plans to work with the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Disease Patients' Associations and develop solutions to improve overall indoor air quality.
The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations is an independent non-profit organisation of 41 allergy, asthma and COPD patients’ organisations in 25 European countries, with offices in Brussels, Belgium. EFA’s vision is that European patients with allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) live uncompromised lives, have the right and access to the best quality care and a safe environment. EFA’s mission is to be their voice and to be actively involved in the decisions impacting their health. For more information, visit: http://www.efanet.org.
About SIG Air Handling
SIG Air Handling is a leading supplier of products and systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). The company does business in 12 countries worldwide and has 100 distribution outlets. The operating company in UK is SK Sales. SIG Air Handling wishes to offer its customers an optimal distribution service. The group also continues to focus on projects in the construction world. The company stands for the highest product quality, technical expertise and a customer-focused, problem-solving approach. SIG Air Handling has a pan-European team that is headquartered in Zaventem.
About SIG plc
SIG plc - founded as the Sheffield Insulation Group in 1957 - is the European leader in specialised solutions for the construction industry. The group holds a strong position in its four main product groups: Exteriors, Interiors, Insulation and Air Handling. SIG plc markets and distributes its products and services from 700 trading centres distributed throughout 15 countries in Europe and the Middle East. SIG plc is a FTSE 250 company and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. With annual sales of 3.2 billion euros, the company has around 10,000 employees in service.