Every step in our process – from design to production, through material selection, procurement, locales and transport – is characterized by the idea of sustainable quality.
Our factories in Vaggeryd and Äng, for example, are heated with district heating as well as with geothermal heat. 100 percent of the electricity we use is CO2-neutral and is thereby classified as a Good environmental choice.
We continuously review and revise our wrapping and packaging to ensure that as little material as possible is used to protect the furniture during shipping. In the same vein, we continuously evaluate our logistical solutions to find the most environmentally friendly alternatives.
We also attach great importance to proper waste management. For efficient reuse, residue needs to be separated, and Swedese’s furniture is, as much as possible, constructed so that the materials can be separated without any special tools or processes. A special labelling system ensures that all leftover materials are sorted to facilitate the journey through their respective cycles. Metals, wood, paper, glass and plastic are sorted separately and then left for recycling. The goal is that nothing usable should go to waste.
By being involved in various stakeholder organisations working for more sustainable solutions, Swedese also takes responsibility for the development of the Industry. We are, among other things, included in TMF (Wood and Furniture Companies), Möbelfakta, SIS (Swedish Standards Institute) and TK 391 (Swedish Expert Group for updating and development of standards for quality control for furniture), and participate in projects led by RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden).
The most important contribution to a future of sustainable quality is, nonetheless, the aesthetic and functional life expectancy of the products we produce. The furniture itself is definitive proof that the well-balanced process generates sustainable quality.