Our value chain

Effectively managing our negative and positive impact requires an understanding of where in the value chain we can make the biggest difference. The value-chain perspective helps us to identify possibilities and risks, take responsibility and create value for our stakeholders. This can revolve around social, labour, human rights or environmental issues and macro-economic effects.

Below is a description of how value can be created in different parts of our value chain.


Product Development

  • Reduced impact from product use and recycling
  • Brand differentiation


  • Contributing to raising standards for suppliers, their workers and families and local communities
  • Increased confidence in the Clas Ohlson brand




  • Curb CO2 emissions from transportation, thereby addressing a key challenge for Clas Ohlson and society
  • Achieve cost and environmentally efficient transportation solutions
  • Enable expansion into new purchasing markets




  • A high performing organisation
  • Attract and retain skilled employees
  • Increased employee commitment




  • Differentiated product offering, tailored to future customer needs
  • Increased sales
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Committed employees and satisfied customers
  • Increased transparency about environmental impact



Consumer use

  • Loyal customers
  • High confidence in the products
  • Reduced waste and in creased resource efficiency
  • Reduced energy consumption and COemissions
  • Cost savings



End of life

  • Contribute to the circular economy
  • Reduced waste and increased material recycling
  • Less chemicals to the environment


Annual Report

Download the Clas Ohlson Annual Report 2016/17

Annual Report 2016/17