Our eight prioritised areas define the environmental and social aspects that we are to focus on, how we are to create value and how we measure our progress.
1. Products for a more sustainable lifestyle
Many products generate their greatest impact on the environment when they are used. We have an important role to play in enhancing awareness about environmental performance of products, presenting alternatives, and enabling our customers to make well-informed choices.
2. Resource-efficient business models
By developing more resource-efficient business models, we see that we can contribute to society’s shift from a traditional linear approach to manufacturing, use and waste, toward a more circular economy.
3. Being an attractive employer
Intensifying competition for talent means that it is even more important to be a company that shares the values of its new and existing co-workers. We find advantage in being, and being perceived to be, a sustainable and ethical company.
4. Energy efficiency
As we continue to grow as a company, it is essential that our CO2 emissions do not follow suit. More than 70 per cent of the CO2 emissions we have the greatest ability to influence are linked to the transportation of products.
5. Materials and chemicals in products
We see more consumer engagement, more stringent legislative requirements and greater insight into the impact of hazardous chemicals on our health and the environment. Through setting clear supplier requirements, good control and better transparency, we ensure that we are always one step ahead and can retain our customers’ confidence.
6. Human rights, children’s rights and employment conditions
More than 70 per cent of our products are manufactured in countries where there is an increased risk of violation towards our Code of Conduct, meaning that it is important to continuously monitor and follow up that our suppliers respect our requirements regarding working conditions, human rights and environmental issues.
7. Business ethics
Clas Ohlson has a strong corporate culture and our core values form the basis of being a responsible and trustworthy company. Our Code of Conduct and our Code of Business Ethics define the requirements and instructions that both co-workers and partners are expected to follow.