Sustainability in our organization
At String Furniture, we have a continuous and strategic approach to sustainability. Our overall objective is to constantly work to reduce our environmental impact as far as possible, and to take greater social responsibility. With the majority of our production in Sweden and with a timeless design we are convinced we are walking down the right path.
We measure sustainability based on three main criteria
• Social well-being
We always keep these in mind, and they permeate everything we do. Typical situations when our sustainability mindset is crucial is for example when choosing new suppliers and producers. It is important that not only we follow our guidelines, but also that everyone we collaborate with work with the same guidelines. We never jeopardise safety or health at any stage or in any department, under any circumstances. A major aspect of our sustainability work also involves fulfilling the current needs of people and society without risking future generations’ opportunities to fulfil their needs.
We take our customers’ concerns and wishes regarding sustainability and environmental work very serious, and they therefore affect everything we do – from the choice of supplier and materials to how we communicate and how we market our products. This results in sustainable products where function, form and quality are in focus. A sustainable range builds our brand and emphasises our respect and pride for our extensive and timeless designs. In collaboration with our suppliers, we ensure that effective and sustainable materials are used in all types of production.
An environmentally sustainable assortment
We have developed a requirement list of what we consider to be a good product. Everything produced by String Furniture should fulfil the following five parameters: form, function, quality, a fair price and sustainability. This requirement list guarantees that our customers can buy our products with confidence and always feel certain that our products live up to a high sustainability standard where the environmental footprint is as small as possible. It is important to us that our customers do not to have to choose between sustainability or style, or function or price.
In our mind sustainable products should not be more expensive. They should be accessible and represent an additional value. In order to obtain this, we must effectively utilize resources, design timeless products and create long-term relationships with our suppliers, which in the long run will ensure that we can supply our customers with products that are good value for money.
“Sustainability is central for us. We actively work towards offering a fully Möbelfakta certified assortment.
This is part of our contribution in making the furniture industry a bit more sustainable.”
-Jonas Wetterlöf, CEO
We started the process of certifying products according to the Möbelfakta standard in 2017. The Möbelfakta certification is based on three main criteria: quality, environment and social responsibility. The process of getting one product approved is extensive and time consuming. Today, we are proud to be offering an assortment where the majority of the products are labelled with a Möbelfakta certification.
Read more about the certification on www.möbelfakta.se.