We make a commitment to change, a commitment to improve and a commitment to continually learn and adapt in ensuring we contribute towards a circular economy and a positive future for both people and planet.
Remaining accountable and reducing our footprint year on year is something we are actively working towards.
This year, we developed String Furniture guidelines to conduct Due Diligence across our supply chain according to the OECD due diligence guidance for responsible business conduct. Building these close relationships with our suppliers and partners is key in refining our offering even further going forward. We are committed to change and assessing where we are now is the first step in understanding where we need to direct our energies next.
And, through sharing this journey with our audience, we want to provide you with the transparency you deserve in knowing how our products are made and our obligation to a positive future for all.
To actively contribute to the creation of a circular economy and an equal society, without any compromise on the safety, quality, and aesthetic of our products.
We will continue to create furniture that will last generations and remains timeless across any design style. With our multifunctional approach, String® furniture never needs to be recycled as it can be repurposed, rebuilt, repaired, and reused. While the circularity of the system speaks for itself, we are committed to ensuring the footprint behind the production methods and logistics we use is reduced.
A Current Overview
Our priority is to start a systematic collection of an updated set of sustainability measures from each supplier we work with to ensure we can reduce our CO2 emissions going forward with a targeted and measured approach. Currently, we measure our CO2 footprint according to the GHG-emission protocol with our own operations running at a rate of 27 tCO2 per annum (Equivalent to a year’s emissions from six passenger cars). We are working with an external partner, Normative, to fully understand our carbon footprint.
97% of our products are made from wood and steel, with steel being our core material. We are working with our suppliers to select the lowest impact solutions for our products and processes. While most of our suppliers are already working systematically to reduce their energy use and emissions, we will be documenting this more closely to ensure accountability and transparency is upheld.
From the materials we use to our design and manufacturing processes, packaging, logistics and most importantly, our people, we will be closely assessing each area to ensure a commitment to improve and adapt is our priority. We design and manufacture our products centred around the values and principles of durability and circularity and with the second life in mind, transcending fast fashions and trends.
A Future Focused Plan
Our journey so far has been understanding where we are right now with a view to reach new goals over the coming years. We will be focusing on expanding our certification range which will result in action taking place across all areas of the company.
We understand this is a journey which will continue to evolve as we move forward, and we are fully committed to improving our offering year-on-year to ensure we play a role within a future circular economy.
You can find our full manifesto here.