Skandiform's work to achieve long-term sustainability is derived from and maintained by our commitment to continuous improvement and carefully planned development. We aspire to create a responsible balance between the needs of our customers and stakeholders, concern for our environment, the people we affect and a healthy financial position - a balance that adds value to every link in the chain.
Timeless, high-quality furniture has a long useful life, which facilitates a sustainable green approach. Using pure materials rather than composites as much as possible encourages waste separation and makes product recycling easier. The majority of the materials and components we use originate from Swedish and European industry. Proximity to our suppliers and the opportunities for dialogue and partnerships that this provides is a vital part of our sustainability initiatives.
We ensure that the furniture we produce is well thought through, sustainable by having as little an impact on the environment as possible, can be recycled and gives a high level of comfort and wellbeing. We take care to select materials and suppliers that can meet our high standards. Our products are made to stand the test of time from both a quality and design perspective.
We work closely with our designers to continuously develop our existing furniture families and to create new models that will meet the high expectations of our discerning customers.
Our furniture designs are as functional as they are stylish and robust. The uniqueness of our constructions is often cited among the reasons for the many prizes and awards that our products receive.
Upholstered furnishings are carefully examined. Wooden surfaces are protected by layer after layer of lacquer. The furniture is assembled and labelled. All our products are thoroughly inspected to ensure an absolutely perfect finish.
Skandiform’s sustainability programme was drawn up on the basis of our strategy and core values. We work in a focused way to ensure continued successes in our work to achieve long-term sustainability.
Skandiform defines sustainability as a way of working that values a holistic approach comprising environmental, quality, and work environment aspects. With this mind-set, we develop timeless furniture designs, always keeping comfort and life cycle in focus.
The UN’s Agenda 2030 is a collection of global sustainability goals. It’s an obvious step for Skandiform to engage in and contribute to this. We are contributing to several of the Agenda’s goals through our sustainability efforts.
In order to ensure the continued success of our work to achieve long-term sustainability, we need to be:
INNOVATIVE - Unconventional thinking and innovation mean that we dare to be different and have the courage to do things nobody else has done before.
COMMUNICATIVE - We are communicative by maintaining an open and continuous dialogue on the company’s sustainability programme and commitments, both internally and with external stakeholders.
RESPONSIBLE - We fulfil or exceed legal and other requirements related to our sustainability programme. We strive to maintain good working relationships throughout our entire value chain in order to create a safe and progressive work environment that minimises injuries and ill health.
SKILLED - We work to increase and revitalise our skills in order to ensure our policy is being adhered to, our goals are being achieved and our procedures are being followed and further developed. We create high quality products and services with a low impact on the environment.
PREVENTIVE - To us, being preventive means that we identify and work to prevent all unwanted effects, risks and behaviours and tackle any problems at source. We are working to improve our environmental performance by preventing pollution, reducing waste and using our resources efficiently.
We have chosen to focus on a product labelling system in Sweden: Möbelfakta. It covers quality, environment and social responsibility, which is completely in line with our sustainability work. We have also chosen to become certified to FSC and are members of the Swedish FSC®.
In support of our sustainability work, Skandiform AB maintains a certified operating system with processes and procedures that comply with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. To ensure the origins of our wood supplies, we are also certified in accordance with the FSC Chain of Custody. Sustainability requirements are addressed in dialogue with our customers and other interested parties and through the environmental and sustainability labelling with which we mark our products, such as Möbelfakta.
Our business system is based on our ISO certifications for Quality, the Environment and Work Environment. Constantly improving and developing our business system is central to the success of our sustainability work. Achieving this requires up-to-date tools in the form of routines and processes that are in line with the requirements of our stakeholders as well as the high standards that we place on ourselves.
FSC® is an independent international member-led organisation that promotes environmentally adapted, socially beneficial and economically robust use of the world’s forests, through its certification system FSC. Wood is a significant material in our products. Some furniture consists solely of wood, while other products contain wood in parts of their frame that may not be visible. Forest is important to us as it affects the ecocycle, wildlife and humans in many ways. We have chosen to become FSC certified in order to have control over all the wood materials we use and the opportunity to certify our products that contain wood.You as a customer thereby know that you are making a choice with good environmental credentials when you select a certified item of furniture from us.
THE MÖBELFAKTA LABEL
We have chosen to label several of our products according to the Möbelfakta labelling system because it includes stringent environmental requirements on what the product may contain, quality requirements and stipulations that social responsibility must be taken into account in the manufacturing process.
Möbelfakta is a reference and labelling system for the Swedish furniture industry and is based on three areas of requirements:
We are certified to ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 45001 (health and safety in the workplace). Our certificates can be downloaded below.