Recognize the current business model

Identify the need for change by looking at the negative and positive externalities.

Positive externalities

    • Slettvoll produce and sell high-quality design furniture. Combined with excellent service, this is something that results in a higher product lifetime and less consumption.
    • We have many local suppliers, and source locally where possible. This creates jobs and results in a lower CO2 imprint with short distance transport.
    • With regards to jobs, we are focused on our factory at Stranda, and not outsource production but rather insource were possible.
    • Some of our suppliers are working on developing more sustainable practices, and we are collecting information from all suppliers regarding their sustainability efforts.
    • Slettvoll`s suppliers have signed our Code of Conduct.
    • Textiles and all other material used in the production is regulated through an EU regulation, REACH.; “Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals”.
    • We are Grønt Punkt certified, which means we recycle our packaging according to the requirements of the government.
    • Slettvoll operates a chain in addition to production and manages 19 stores. This removes an intermediary, meaning we coordinate all products from the factory to our stores.

Negative externalities

    • We can work more on solutions that slows the flow of resources.
    • Become more resource efficient and use less resources per product.
    • Reduce the amount of waste and surplus resources. For example, by finding companies that can take advantage of it (industrial symbiosis).
    • Use more sustainable materials and input factors.
    • Work on becoming more energy efficient.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Slettvoll chose sustainability as the strategic topic for 2020 and started with an internal workshop. In all we were 15 internal participants and we went through all the 17 sustainability goals. Eventually we decided to focus on four SDGs. We found these goals important for the company, and areas of which we think we can make a real difference.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth - Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

SDG12: Responsible consumption and production - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG 13: Climate action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

SDG 15: Life on land - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reserve land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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