We care - Spaljistens Sustainability report 2020
Spaljisten now presents the sustainability report with the combined financial report for 2020. The Sustainability Report explains our development over the past year and clarifies how we work actively with sustainability in our operations.
During 2020, Spaljisten has significantly increased the quantity of recycled materials. At the same time as we have worked hard to reduce our climate footprint in several other areas as well. And the result was to be followed and here it is all brand new, our Sustainability Report for 2020. An increased focus on sustainability in the past years has generated results in many places within Spaljisten. Here are some of the improvements we are proud of.
- From 2018 to 2020, Spaljisten has reduced the internal carbon dioxide emissions by 1380 tonnes.
- A highly organized work with waste and refuse, we have made a climate saving of 154 tonnes.
- Our systematic job with work environment, training and wellness policy have saved us more than 50%of workplace injuries compared with the previous year.
- In 2020, we had all chemicals assessed for risk and 50 phased out for a safe and good working environment.
Our goal is to become even better.
In the short term, Spaljisten's sustainability work is about protecting nature's resources, work actively with our sustainability strategy and including and engaging the entire business. We take our responsibility very seriously and think about sustainability in all parts: social, economic and environmental.
- We have sustainability in our DNA, and we think of sustainability in everything we do. It reduces our climate footprint, provides profitability and satisfied employees and customers, says Ermal Devce Sustainability Manager at Spaljisten AB
During 2020, Spaljisten continued to have a strong focus on implementing new ways of working and identifying opportunities for improvements, as well as intensifying our ongoing improvements. All parts of the business and production in Åseda are involved and together everyone works to become a world-class furniture front manufacturer with the next generation in mind.
Care for the next generation
The work of reducing our environmental footprint is a top priority on the agenda of Spaljisten. One challenge is that we do not control the entire supply chain ourselves. Therefore, we have chosen to work with scopes 1 and 2. This measurement shows that our carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by more than 90 percent compared to 2017. The biggest contribution to this development is that since 2019 we use only locally produced and renewable energy for our factory in Åseda. In addition to energy changes that have fairly immediate effects, we are constantly increasing the proportion of recycled materials in our products. Today we can offer a kitchen door that is kinder to nature, as much as 90% of the foil is made from recycled plastic.
In addition to climate issues, we also have the heart for our employees. We create the conditions for a safe workplace, with a high level of well-being by engaging staff in development work but also with efforts to create a safe and good corporate culture.
Handleless furniture fronts
We will continue to develop Spaljisten and launch our ambitious plans for 2022-2026. This involves the expansion of our factory areas in Åseda, new lines for foiling with J-profiling, edge processing, internal logistics and packaging, innovations, sustainable materials and of course – further product development.
He speaks the customer voice
This past year has really tried us. The world changed rapidly over night, and much will forever be transformed. We do all need to cross through outer circumstances at regular basis and this is exactly what belongs to Ulf's everyday work. With an agile mindset he set new targets and goals.
Thinner, Lighter & Recycled - Sustainability the new normal
The starting point for the project was in 2019, Spaljistens global leading furniture customer were asking for a new “green” kitchen front and where all materials should have a share of minimum 50% recycled content.
At Spaljisten quality is a top priority
High production pace demands multiple quality inspections throughout the manufacturing process. From the beginning to the end, all steps are important for a perfect result.
These fingers feels the quality
This year he has worked at Spaljisten for a full 35 years. A lot has changed since then but some things have remained the same, we still produce fronts for kitchens.
News release: Quant signs maintenance contract with Spaljisten
Quant has signed a five-year maintenance contract with Spaljisten, a producer of high-quality foiled products. Quant will be responsible for maintenance execution at the Spaljisten site in Åseda, Sweden.
And the result will follow
Sustainability is something we hold close to heart at Spaljisten. This work will never come to an end, we will just aim higher and work for more innovative solutions to reach the next level.
Think big but act small
As the future changes it is necessary for us to understand how it also affect our customers’ expectations.
The road towards a more sustainable kitchen front
Talking about sustainability is in many ways complicated but at the same time very simple. We always work with the next generation in mind and this leads us in our choices towards a more sustainable production and end product. This is how we manufactured our most sustainable kitchen front so far.
CFO with a focus on the future
We are strengthening our team with Malin Kirejs Hellbjer, who joined us as Chief Financial Officer at Spaljisten. Malin also works at one of our sibling companies in the group, KG-list, where she has the same role.