SATEL is committed to carrying out its business in a sustainable way. Our radio technology is designed, manufactured and tested in Finland. We have a long tradition of environmentally friendly practices, and we perform highly in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.
We follow a Code of Conduct that describes the most important principles and practices for SATEL and its employees. The company and the products comply with applicable laws and regulations, and we respect human rights defined by the United Nation. We ensure a fair and safe working environment for all our employees. If you want to know more about our Code of Conduct, please contact us.
Our target is to develop and produce environmentally advanced, sustainable solutions. We have ISO_9001_2015_UK and ISO_14001_2015_UK certifications. Our manufacturing has been lead-free since July 1st 2006, when EU’s RoHS directive came into effect and limited the use of hazardous substances in electronics. As a pioneer of adopting new manufacturing technologies, we were already using cutting edge processes.
We also maintain continuous processes for reducing energy consumption and improving recycling efficiency in production as well as other operations. Initiatives for reducing the environmental footprint of the company are reviewed and updated regularly.
Our radio products are made to last. The standard warranty is three years, but the products can actually serve your business over ten years.
Quality, cost-efficiency and sustainability
Operational excellence: We aim to the highest quality and fulfilling our clients’ needs and requirements. Our long-lasting solutions enable our customers to operate both cost-efficiently and sustainably. We are committed to adhering to all laws, decrees and official regulations.
Working environment: Our management’s task is to create a physically and mentally safe working environment with no barriers between different departments or any obstacles to cooperation and flexibility. They also encourage everyone in the company to act in accordance with the quality and environment philosophy.
Process management: We pay attention to the process management to reach as efficient and environmentally friendly operations as possible. All strategic functions are monitored regularly with quality indicators.
Environment: Our environmental system has been integrated into our operations and functions. We continually survey our environmental impacts and set and monitor the targets to ensure continuous development.
Networking: We seek long-term partners and work in close cooperation with them to ensure that availability, quality, cost-efficiency and sustainability requirements are met.
Development: Our functions and operations are based on continuous improvement. The strategy and mission statement are the basis for investments and development activities.
Environmentally responsible solution
Radio technology has many benefits from environmental, operational and financial perspective. It can also be used in many applications to help make our planet a greener place. Here are just a few examples how:
Radio modems are used in RTK-based precision farming. A tractor can plough a field on autopilot with the precision of an inch to avoid missing strips or excess overlap. The amount of fertilizer can be adjusted for different parts of a field exactly according to the individual fertilizing needs for that particular part. Precision farming makes farm operations more efficient and environmentally friendly. Read more about GNSS!
Intelligent transportation systems
Radio modems contribute to intelligent transportation systems making both public transportation and private driving more convenient. Radio modems can give buses and trams green waves in traffic light, which prevents unnecessary braking and stopping, shortens travel times and reduces fuel consumption and emissions. The private driver benefits from real-time street displays showing free parking spaces, which means less driving around. Read more about ITS!
Radio technology improves the reliability and quality of the utility systems. This means that, for example, in electricity distribution the breaks are located faster and the outage duration is reduced. In waterworks the locations of malfunctions are pinpointed quickly and the water losses minimized, radio technology also controls the quality of water. Real-time monitoring and remote access add efficiency, cut reaction times and ensure that the network load stays even. All this contributes to better living and respecting the environment and natural resources.
Read more about SCADA – Utilities!