Fiskars supply chain, which includes our own manufacturing, sourcing, logistics, and distribution, continues to focus on making responsible choices and increasing the importance of sustainability in our operations. When it comes to the environmental footprint of our own operations, our carbon analysis has clearly shown what can be viewed as natural for a company in energy-intensive glass and ceramics industries: energy consumption and material usage in our factories should be our number one priority. Manufacturing operations represent the majority of Fiskars greenhouse gas emissions. The biggest contributors are consumption of direct energy, electricity, and raw materials.
The third important environmental aspect of our manufacturing operations is to ensure that products and production processes are free of harmful substances and chemicals in order to meet and exceed consumers’ high expectations on our products in terms of product safety and environmental aspects.
Taking care of the environment makes business sense. We have decided to focus on the following areas over the next years.
- Reduce CO2 emissions
- Improve material efficiency
- Find alternatives for any potentially harmful chemicals and substances in production
- Extending responsibility to our supply partner
Our products are safe to use and manufactured from high quality materials fulfilling regulations and legislations. We are continuously striving to improve material efficiency and substitute any potentially harmful chemicals and substances in production.
Focus on reduced emissions and material efficiency
Environmental aspects need to be evaluated every time we design and develop new products. Through intelligent product development and lasting design we aim to improve material efficiency and to increase usage of recycled materials. Our goal is to design high-quality, user-friendly and long-lived products meeting people’s everyday needs. During the next years, we have decided to focus our environmental efforts on reducing our CO2 emissions and improving material efficiency. In addition we aim to free our products from harmful substances. As the long lifetime of our product reaches its end, the product should be recyclable. Our goal is also to optimize packaging and to use recycled or renewable packaging materials.