Marbodal Lindö kitchen

Sustainability strategy

We are aware of the global challenges society faces. Global warming, deforestation, overconsumption of natural resources and inadequate labour conditions present challenges for large parts of the business sector. These are challenges that require responsible leadership, as well as active and systematic work. Therefore, we have developed a sustainability strategy for 2017–2020.

The strategy is built on four long-term focus areas and goals for the next three years. A sustainability strategy is our medium- to long-term itinerary, linking together our core operations with our ambitions to contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Based on our materiality analysis and analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we have identified the following strategic areas to contribute to the goals and to develop our operations.

Sustainable innovations

Vision

We develop kitchen solutions that support people, the planet, and our operations through continuously improving the environmental and social performance for our products, and we enable our customers to live more sustainably in their kitchens.

 

Goal 2020

We have implemented a sustainability scorecard to develop the sustainability performance of our new kitchen products as regards materials, design, and functionality.

 

Reduced carbon emissions

Vision

We promote a value chain with low carbon emissions by reducing the carbon emissions from our products. Through a twofold energy strategy, we focus on energy efficiency and the transition to renewable sources of energy.

 

Goal 2020

100 per cent renewable electricity in all our production sites on all markets. We strive to reduce carbon emissions from transport and operations.

 

Safeguard and protect forests

Vision

We contribute to the elimination of deforestation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting biodiversity and people's livelihoods by promoting sustainable and responsible forestry and the provision of timber from sustainable sources.

 

Goal 2020

100 per cent of timber from sustainable and responsible sources such as wood from certified or assessed forests, recycled wood or wood from our preferred suppliers.

 

Responsible sourcing

Vision

We build relationships with suppliers that are best in class at sustainability. By promoting responsibility and transparency in our supply chain, we are contributing to a more sustainable future.

 

Goal 2020

We have guaranteed a new programme for suppliers that includes risk assessment, an audit programme, and a channel for reporting breaches of our Code of Conduct for Suppliers. We strive to work further down the supply chain.