Self-sufficient on renewable energy with 4052 solar panels (1,5 GWh/year) on the factory roof in Sweden.

THIS IS WHERE WE ARE: SOLAR POWER AND SUSTAINABILITY.
Updated: 11 October, 2021


Working sustainably is a key element of our strategy, our culture and our day-to-day operations. We are convinced it is essential to our survival and our success. As such, we are actively engaged with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We want our products to contribute to sustainable development through creativity, innovation, and constant learning in cooperation with our suppliers, our customers, and the local communities where we operate. This is a project that never ends, an ongoing journey towards an evolving destination.


OUR ROAD TO NET ZERO 2030

Today our production facility in Nybro, Sweden is completely self-sufficient with respect to renewable energy, thanks to geothermal heating and over 4200 solar panels on the factory roof. The panels produce 1.5 million kWh annually. The surplus energy will charge electric cars in the factory car park and compensate for energy used in our external showrooms and sales offices. The system is built to provide sustainable energy for many decades to come.

”We are self-sufficient on renewable energy, and by 2030 our products will be 100% carbon neutral”

Even though our production in Sweden is self-sufficient with respect to renewable energy, our products contain raw materials and details that are produced elsewhere. We’re committed to finding local suppliers to minimize transports. To better understand how to reduce our climate footprint, we are currently carrying out extensive life cycle analyses, which will provide data enabling us to minimize the carbon dioxide emissions of every product in our range.

Our goal to reach net zero climate impact is science based and in line with the Paris agreement. Net zero impact means that the volume of greenhouse gases removed from the atmosphere will be equal to the emissions. During 2021, we will be presenting a climate roadmap. It will not be an easy journey, but we’re convinced it’s a journey we all need to make.


CIRCULAR PRODUCTS BY 2030

Because we produce our products ourselves, we control the raw materials and processes we employ. But the designs must be sustainable and long-term as well. Products with high-quality design look good longer and are more likely to be reused in new settings. Making a product that is attractive enough to survive a move from one office to another significantly reduces its long-term environmental footprint. For us, appealing, timeless design that can stand up to years of hard use is essential.

”We work with timeless design and certified materials, and by 2030 our products will be 100% circular”

When a product is damaged, it must be possible to repair it. When it is no longer needed, it must be possible to strip it down to its parts and reuse them in new products. Whether a product will be able to circulate from cradle to cradle is determined during its design phase. Circularity is thus an indispensable part of the design process, in which the results from our ongoing product life cycle analyses will guide us. We also strive to increase the amount of recycled materials. So far 80 % of filling, aluminum foil and casted aluminum is recycled. The packaging material is up to 90 % recycled.

We strive to ensure that all wood used in our products is certified by international organizations promoting responsible use of forests. In line with this, we are certified according to FSC chain of custody (License Code: FSC-C170086). EU Ecolabel or Oekotex fabrics and filling are available for all products. The e3 ceramic steel whiteboard surfaces we use are 99.9% recyclable and Cradle to Cradle Certified.

We certify our products with the Swedish assessment system Byggvarubedömningen and Möbelfakta. Möbelfakta is a Swedish labeling system covering quality, environment, and social responsibility. Requirements include EN and ISO quality standards, absence of hazardous substances and compliance to the UN Global Compact principles. It is a type 1 eco-label according to ISO 14024. We are also ISO 14001-certified.


EMPOWERING PEOPLE

Lintex is a Swedish family company founded in 1983. Today, 80% of our products are manufactured at our factory in Nybro, Småland, a region traditionally associated with innovation, enterprise and furniture production – a heritage that’s very much alive in our staff. Our employees include several generations of people with experience in manufacturing everything from Swedish art glass to flat-pack furniture, from textiles to automobiles. By delegating responsibilities and powers we want to create a working environment that provides physical well-being and mental satisfaction.

It is of highest priority that the people contributing to our products work under good conditions and that human rights always are protected and promoted. We have chosen third party audits according to SMETA to verify compliance with the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) base code and our own Code of conduct.

Last but not least we want our products to empower the people using them, by making innovation, learning and creativity possible.


DOCUMENTATION:

Sustainability Policy 2021 (PDF)
LINTEX Sustainability Presentation (PDF)
Supplier Code of Conduct 2021 (PDF)
Group Code of Conduct 2021 (PDF)