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GREEN MINDSET

Our production process is designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Over the years, Kährs has introduced a number of manufacturing and flooring innovations that have enabled a more responsible, green production. We work hard to reduce our impact to nature, in terms of air quality, water discharge and noise control, to the benefit of our employees and neighbours.

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OUR COMMITMENT

Our commitment to the environment starts with the selection of the best raw material. This is achieved with the support of our 3000+ timber suppliers who share in our commitments. We are dedicated to optimizing the use of raw material, in order to minimise waste and emissions to the environment. Nothing goes to waste. By pre-cutting the logs that we ship to our factory, we achieve more efficient packaging and use of space – keeping transportation to a minimum and reducing waste material. The parts of the logs that can’t be used in the production of wood floors are converted to biofuel. Some is used to produce energy to heat the Kährs factory.

 

The rest is sold to a local energy company and used to heat the whole neighbourhood. We are, in fact, a major producer of energy – whilst we also strive to reduce the energy that we use. Even the ash from the heating plant is re-used for fertilizing purposes in local forestry operations. During the last few years, we have managed to reduce our use of raw material by some 25%, through our dedicated environmental work.

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PLANTING AHEAD

Kährs is working with local, national and global organisations to ensure the forest stock is sustainable for generations to come. In Sweden, the total forest volume is 60% larger today than it was in the 1920’s. Kährs is working with leading global programs, reforestation programs and leading environmental groups to support globally responsible forestry.

THE BASIS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IS TO:

• Contribute towards responsible forestry and facilitate the same.
• Reduce our environmental impact by constantly improving the ways in which we handle chemicals, raw materials and energy.
• Develop and manufacture wood flooring on the basis of a lifecycle perspective, in accordance with conditions for sustainable development.
• Understand and comply with laws and other environmental requirements, applicable to the entire supply chain.