We offer solutions that are inventive, reliable and easy.
A word from the management
For over 60 years, the SFA Group companies have been committed to enhancing the daily comfort of our customers, both professional and non-professional. We give them a lot more than just technical know-how: we offer them solutions, solutions that are inventive, reliable and easy to put in place.
This is our hallmark!
A way of thinking which resulted in 1958 in the release of the first Sanibroyeur. An idea that revolutionized interior installation all over the world. Through our 25 subsidiaries and more than 60 distributors, our Group is now present in nearly 80 countries.
At the same time, our company is committed to diversifying its historic business.
Several acquisitions have enriched our brand portfolio: Europelec, Kinedo, Grandform, Watermatic, Zehnder Pumpen and more recently Format. They have enabled us to successfully penetrate new markets.
SFA has reached the size of a global group, powerful and recognized in its markets.
A brand that, since its creation, has carried values, a commitment and an inspiring personality that are a unifying base for all of us, employees, customers and partners. This global approach to corporate social responsibility of our company deserves to be displayed today, not only as a commitment but as a reality maintained on a daily basis.
Welcome to SFA !
CSR in the SFA Group
As an international industrial group our primary purpose is simple: to design and manufacture home and professional solutions wherever water flows.
In 2016, SFA’s management decided that it was now imperative to engage the company in a Corporate Social Responsibility approach to meet new communication, human resources, and regulatory compliance challenges.
SFA’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) reflects our aims to pursue Sustainable and Responsible growth of our activities and to meet Social and Environmental challenges by continuing to provide our customers with inventive solutions to meet their expectations.
Our inventive approach to product solutions and brand creation begins and ends with quality and services.
SFA’s product solutions have been widely recognized within our industry and beyond as best practice.
On important environmental issues like using eco-responsible reflexes right from the design stage and reducing waste, we push ourselves not only to improve our own performance, but also to raise the bar for others, including our suppliers.
In supporting our employees and partnering with suppliers to deliver quality products to our customers, we hold ourselves to high standards of ethics and integrity. Collaboration and inclusivity are central to how we work. We believe the best solutions are those that draw on diverse ideas and perspectives.
We aim to enrich the lives and communities we touch. SFA has a long history of helping people worldwide in sanitary matters. Every year, for the world toilet day, where it is all about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), we support through product donations. These help children and adults receive much needed health facilities.
Our ambition in terms of corporate responsibility is to develop our company with our employees and alongside our customers and partners.
This desire drives us in our daily choices.
Social Engagement & Sponsorship
In 2021, SFA Group donated Three AquaHome Systems in Cambodia
Remote villages in Siem Reap, Cambodia have no electricity or clean water source. In addition, the laterite roads make transportation difficult especially during the rainy season. Waterborne illnesses are common among children and they lack proper medication because of their distance from the health center.
SFA partnered with Planet Water Foundation to install an AquaHome in three of the poorest households in Cambodia. This solution brings clean water and lighting into homes for the first time and is accompanied by Planet Water's hygiene education program to help improve the living conditions of the families.
"We always suffer from diarrhoea and skin rashes because we have no clean water for drinking and handwashing. My children are thin and unhealthy and often miss school because they are ill. With the Aqua-Home, they will now have a better chance to be healthy and to perform better in school." Ly Leat, Father of three
Just as in the past years, SFA will once again support the organisation "Une Villa en Urgence" on World Toilet Day in 2020 with product donations
Established in 2017, Une Villa en Urgence creates emergency housing for the homeless by recycling and re-furbishing refrigerated bus trailers at the end of their commercial life. This year, SFA is pleased to announce that we are doubling our donation in order to support the association’s goal of building around one hundred homes. SFA donating 10 Sanicompact 43, 10 Sanishower and 10 Kineprime (shower cubicles).
Our sustainable Packaging
To demonstrate our commitment to packaging sustainability, SFA Australasia signed the Australian Packaging Covenant in 2020. As a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), SFA is committed to further reducing our environmental footprint by reviewing new and existing packaging against the APCO Sustainable Packaging Guidelines in order to minimise usage and to ensure recyclability. SFA is currently in the pro-cess of reviewing polystyrene to see where it can be replaced with recyclable materials.
CSR assessment by EcoVadis
SFA Group has been awarded a Bronze Medal for Corporate Social Responsibility from EcoVadis, the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. This result places the SFA Group among the top 50% of companies assessed by EcoVadis.
The EcoVadis assessment is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200 spend categories and 160+ countries.
SFA Group was rated based on a sustainability scorecard which illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four main categories:
labour and human rights,