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Brinja and the Global Goals

Brinja has received an in-depth analysis of how our services help companies meet the Global Goals, Agenda 2030.

20/10/2022


Brinja's goal is to work for a sustainable future and towards a sustainable working environment. Through Brinja's services, they work with their customers towards a circular and climate smart society.

Brinja is dedicated to doing its part to help achieve the UN's global goals for 2030.

Brinja has undergone an in-depth analysis through ekocentrum of our services and how they help meet the global goals, agenda 2030. The SDGs can be seen as horizontal areas in which these changes are to take place. For each global goal, there are several milestones that clarify what measures are needed to achieve the goals. The milestones, in turn, have one or more indicators that enable the measurement and follow-up of the progress of the SDGs. We are proud and happy to announce that we meet three of the stated goals. The SDGs are the most ambitious sustainable development agenda ever adopted by the countries of the world and are there to achieve four great things by 2030: eliminating extreme poverty. Reducing inequalities and injustices in the world. To promote peace and justice. Solving the climate crisis. Brinja's services enable construction companies to create fast, efficient and sustainable construction sites and create the digital work environments of thefuture. The products are designed and produced based on a circular mindset. By constantly working on developing the devices, replacing components and serving them, they should last for 5 years. Through efficient sustainability planning and a sustainable business model where Brinja's customers rent the products/services (SaaS model), this saves the earth's resources. In order to be a competitive company for the future, it is important to dare to challenge traditional ways of working. It is even more important that you as a company want to take responsibility and dare to test new innovations to support and drive development forward.

Working actively to reduce the carbon footprint is something everyone needs to do. Read about the different goals, milestones and Brinja's services below:

Goal 7


7. Sustainable energy for all

Overarching objectives: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Access to sustainable, reliable and renewable energy and clean fuels is a prerequisite for meeting many of the challenges the world faces today such as poverty, climate change and inclusive growth. A large part of the world's population does not have access to electricity, while global demand for energy is expected to increase by 37% by 2040. A large proportion of our greenhouse gas emissions come from the way we extract, convert and use fossil energy, but renewable energy solutions become cheaper, more reliable and more efficient every day. By changing the way we produce and consume energy, we can ensure access to electricity and energy services for everyone without harming our planet. Light control is one of the services that helps to effectively reduce CO2 emissions quickly and efficiently.


Milestone 7.3


  • 7.3 Doubling the increase in energy efficiency

By 2030, the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency will double. Reduce energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions via Brinja's light control. The construction industry accounts for 17% of Sweden's total energy consumption (source Boverket), which means 17.85 TWh per year or 3,570,000 households. The construction lighting usually stands at 100% from the start of the project to the end, which generally lasts between 18-36 months. This is a major culprit from a sustainability perspective, both economically and ecologically. The effect of the light control is that construction companies can reduce their energy consumption by up to 85%.

  • 7.3.1 Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP

One of the services that shows a positive impact on the climate and lowers costs is the light control service. The construction industry accounts for 17% of Sweden's total energy consumption (source Boverket), which means 17.85 TWh per year or 3,570,000 households. The construction lighting usually stands at 100% from the start of the project to the end, which generally lasts between 18-36 months. This is a major culprit from a sustainability perspective, both economically and ecologically. The effect of the light control is that construction companies can reduce their energy consumption by up to 85%.

Objective 8


8. Decent working conditions and economic growth

Overarching objectives: Promote sustainable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment with decent working conditions for all.

Today, more than half of the world's workers are in precarious employment, often with poor pay and limited access to both education and social security. In addition, over the next 20 years, the global workforce is expected to increase by 800 million people, which requires great efforts to create new jobs that are also sustainable for humans and the environment. Decent working conditions promote sustainable economic growth and are a positive force for the whole planet. We must protect workers' rights and stop modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour once and for all. By creating good conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship and ensuring decent working conditions for all, sustainable economic growth that includes the whole of society benefits. Thanks to Brinja's services and products, construction companies can work proactively with safety and work environment for employees. Via an intelligent evacuation system that is alerted in case of danger, through flashing lights and sirens. Quality measurements are made every 15 minutes and send automatic warnings so that employees are not exposed to e.g. high dust levels, sound levels or carbon monoxide.


Milestone 8.4


  • 8.4 Improving resource efficiency in consumption and production

By 2030, progressively improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and strive to break the link between economic growth and environmental degradation, in line with the 10-year framework for sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries leading the way. The construction industry is a resource-intensive sector. Construction sites are not connected to the district heating system or other municipal temperature and lighting infrastructure in the first stage of construction work, but use external generators and, among other things, fossil fuels. By ensuring that only the most necessary electricity consumption takes place, Brinja contributes to the milestone. Brinja's products are part of a rental system. During the project, the hardware is serviced and after the end of the project the product is reset and can be used again. A sustainable way of working throughout the work process, which makes it possible to save resources.

Milestone 8.8


  • 8.8 Protecting workers' rights and promoting a safe and secure working environment for all

protect workers' rights and promote a safe and secure working environment for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular female migrants, and people in precarious employment; Brinja contributes to the milestone through the evacuation system they have developed to increase safety on construction sites. Construction workers are also exposed to large amounts of particles and dust during their working lives. Since the protective equipment often feels uncomfortable, not everyone wears it all the time, but only during certain construction processes. Brinja's system significantly increases the frequency of measurement of dust and gas levels, making it possible to protect workers much more efficiently. The incentive to wear protective equipment has also been shown to increase when using Brinja's app.

  • 8.8.1. Frequency of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and immigrant status

Brinja provides the basis for the indicator by making information on workplace safety and work environment-related conditions more accessible to the entire team and thus promoting protective measures or evacuation.

Objective 9


9. Sustainable industry, innovation and infrastructure

Overarching objectives: Create sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructures.

A functioning and stable infrastructure is the foundation of all successful societies. In order to meet the future challenges facing humans and our planet, our industries and infrastructures must be made more inclusive and sustainable. Innovation and technological progress are key to finding sustainable solutions for both economic and environmental challenges. It also contributes to the creation of new markets and jobs that can contribute to efficient and equal use of resources. Investing in sustainable industries, research, environmentally friendly technologies and innovation are all important ways of creating the conditions for sustainable development. With the help of smart building systems, the door to the digital construction site opens. Quality assure the production of the construction project via automated measurements of temperature, humidity and moisture supplements. Achieve the best results and then generate a long lifetime on the building.


Milestone 9.4


9.4 Upgrading all industry and infrastructure for increased sustainability

By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and adapt industry to make them sustainable, with more efficient use of resources and more clean and environmentally friendly technologies and industrial processes. All countries take action in accordance with their respective conditions. Brinja contributes to the milestone by offering a number of services for digitization and automation of construction sites. Construction sites have not yet undergone the same upgrade and digitalisation as the rest of the construction sector. Much is still done manually, which contributes to the inefficiency of both human resources and material resource use. This can also pose a danger to workers' health and generally contributes to a precarious and unsafe working environment. By utilizing Brinja's ecosystem, the company's ecological footprint can be reduced and production streamlined. Through automated workflows, this facilitates work management on construction projects. There is a greater understanding of how production is constantly changing and the right measures for more sustainable construction are created. In addition to this, Brinja is also working to influence the industry towards an upgrade of the construction site by participating in forums and lobbying.


Read the in-depth analysis of Brinja and the different goals here:

Ecocentrum analysis: https://digital-utstallning.ekocentrum.se/utstallare/brinja/

Global Goals: https://www.globalamalen.se/om-globala-malen

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