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.

We are working to identify and evaluate new business opportunities that contribute to a higher degree of resource efficiency.

Our growing sales of spare parts and repair service, which are available in all markets, means that we are extending the lifetimes of our products. We also help customers to reuse products, for example, by collecting and recharging deposits for ink cartridges. 

Spare parts and work shop services

Our target

We are carrying out and evaluating pilot projects, such as installation and tool rental, to define relevant targets.

How we work

We prioritize and evaluate project initiatives based on investment needs, complexity, risks and resource consumption in relation to potential return and repayment period. When this is done, the prioritized projects are included in our overall project planning. We will further focus on this forward.

Reuse of ink and toner cartridges

By collecting empty ink and toner cartridges for printers, we enable and ease reuse of them. We also reduce the risk of cartridges ending up in household waste.

Customers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK and Germany can leave their cartridges in all of our stores. Members of Club Clas (Sweden) and our business-to–business customers (Clas Office, Sweden and Norway) get money back for each cartridge.  

During the fiscal year of 2016/17, we received 500 000 units. The year before that we received 330 000. The cartridges are sent to our supplier, who refill them and send them back to us. We then resell them under our own brand at an attractive price.

This is an example of how we develop more resource-efficient business models.