Our CSR policy

In our approach to business we focus on integrating sustainability in the business strategy through unique design and service, the best quality standards, social-, economical- and environmental responsible concerns.

Having signed the UN Global Compact in 2013, we have committed us to support the United Nations’ ten principles regarding human rights, labour rights, environment and anti corruption. In our work with CSR and sustainability we are embracing essential topics which through a materiality analysis has shown to be important for the company and its stakeholders.

We have outlined four main areas, which embraces essential Kvadrat initiatives and objectives and communicates our responsible and sustainable progress. These are:

Environment
Employees
Compliance
Culture

The standards we adhere to provide us with a framework for continually reducing the environmental impact of our production and internal processes, minimising the unnecessary use of raw materials, and creating a secure and healthy environment for employees.  The framework also ensures, that our exclusive products always live up to our strict quality requirements.

In a number of areas, we go beyond existing legislation while respecting necessary functional requirements in order to create a proactive approach to a responsible business. We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human and labour rights. We are strongly opposed to any kind of corruption, including extortion and bribery. All suppliers must commit to and sign our Code of Conduct which is aligned with law, international conventions and the ten principles in the UN Global Compact. Furthermore, we expect suppliers to regularly document how they are meeting our requirements. We are ISO 14001 and 9001 certified and we ensure that our management systems are efficiently implemented and are capable of supporting our organisation.

Statements

  1. We will document our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives by committing to the UN Global Compact and issuing an annual COP (Communication On Progress) report.

  2. We will continue to insist that our suppliers focus on reducing their impact on the environment and delivering healthy working conditions by issuing bi-annual assessments and action plans.
     
  3.  We want to increase the number of our textiles certified with the EU Ecolabel.

  4. We will bring new products to market that can be recycled as at the end of their lifecycle. Through an exciting part ownership of recycled textile product REALLY, we will launch new textiles made from textile waste.

  5. We pledge to continue to monitor our textiles for unwanted substances, measure our consumption of energy and water and participate in external sustainability work. 
Read our full sustainability report here